Mar 22, 2012

My First Exhibited Photograph

World Water Day is celebrated internationally on March 22, the UN-designated day. The Goethe-Institut of Bangalore had given a call for photographs of open wells. I was thrilled when I came to know one of my pictures was selected for the exhibition. This again is another ‘first’ in my life. As I was walking around the exhibition hall, through the corner of my eye I was seeing whether people paused before my photograph… for how long… wondering whether they actually liked the image.

The event was a well organized one and the issue a very serious one. The rate at which ground water is getting depleted it is high time we take notice and remedial measures. Read more: Goethe-Institut celebrates World Water Day


This photo was taken Hampi, Karnataka, a World Heritage Site. It is Pushkarni a stepwell of Hampi. Pushkarni, as it was known then during the reign of Vijayanagar Empire between 14th to 16th century. This stepwell was discovered three decades back exposing the exemplary engineering skills present in the medieval times. The square tank measures 22m X 22m and 7m deep. The remains of outlet of the aqua duct feeding the well can be seen in the picture.


44 comments:

Dina said...

Congratulations!

I have never seen a stepwell before. It is very impressive.
Happy World Water Day.

Carver said...

Congratulations. Fantastic shots and I'm not at all surprised your work was chose. You are a very gifted photographer.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful "little" photos.

Joop Zand said...

GREAT SHOTS...... nice work Indrani.

Sylvia K said...

This is wonderful news, Indrani! Congratulations and it is well deserved!! Superb captures of a fascinating place and lovely skies as a backdrop! Thank you for sharing the good news! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Cloudia said...

congratulations! Most deserved my talented friend.


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Vaish said...

Congratulations and well done you! That's a beautiful capture!

Vaish said...

Congratulations and well done you! That's a beautiful capture!

magiceye said...

Congratulations!!

Good on you!!

Hilary said...

Excellent! I'm so happy for you, Indrani. Congratulations. :)

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, congrats!

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chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Written in the Sky

Ebie said...

Awesome! There is always the first, and I could feel the intense excitement.

Congratulations!

Pietro said...

Congratulations, Indrani!

NixBlog said...

It is an amazing place and your photograph is wonderful. Well-deserved kudos to you!

My post on World Water Day is in my "other" blog, here:
http://nicholasjv.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/world-water-day-2012.html

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Congratulations Indrani! Happy for you. I remember you telling me you were visiting Hampi when we met in Bangalore??

VaishVijay said...

Congrats! Fascinating architecture...wish I had more time in India to explore these kind of treasures!

Leovi said...

Congratulations on this magnificent photo and its selection for the exhibition. Greetings.

radha said...

Congratulations. It would have definitely attracted the attention of the visitors there

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Congratulations!!!

Regards and best wishes

Gattina said...

How wonderful ! congratulations !
Looks very interesting too ! More the sites than the skies, lol !

SueAnn said...

Congrats on your first exhibit!!
Great photo!!
Hugs
SUeAnn

Bikramjit said...

congrats mam :) well done the picture is indeed beautiful

Bikram's

Sridharan said...

Congrats Indrani..!

Arti said...

Congrats Indrani! I have never been there, must be very beautiful.

arabesque said...

congrats dear! ^0^
you always take good photos, you know the angle and the correct pov.
so, about time you have an exhibit. ^0^
oh! wish I could go see it for myself! that would be interesting.

George said...

Congratulations! The picture is indeed both interesting and beautiful.

Gary said...

Great series, But it is not just India that lacks water, it is North America also!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kim, USA said...

Congratulations!!

SWF

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Congratulations on your first exhibit.

Island Rambles Blog said...

so happy for you and congratulations on your first of many exhibits...your photos are all worthy of this...thank you for sharing good news and for all the effort you put into your blog and photos.

Swarna said...

Serious issue. and not enough people really concerned about it.

So happy, Indi, that your prowess is being recognised.

Keral has these step wells too, in many ancient 'tharavAdu's. But they have all but disappeared.

Carletta said...

That's quite an honor Indrani. I can see why your photo was chosen -it's wonderful!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful......

John O J said...

Well balanced shot, Indrani :-)
Nice lighting - the sharp shades and the angle of lens make the picture lively!

John

Onkar said...

Lovely pictures. Congrats.

Vetrimagal said...

Congratuations!
Well, well photographed.
Hope some divine thoughts will cross our people's minds and start preserving water bodies, as our ancestors did.
It is time.

SandyCarlson said...

Congratulations! What a neat place.

The Floating Clouds said...

Congrats!!! You should feel really proud!

Cherry Fresh said...

Dear Indi,

Nice shot..Another reason to be proud of you!

Love
Deepa

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Congragulations! you deserve it!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Congragulations! you deserve it!

krishna said...

just unbelievable!!!epitome of architecture..

dokka srinivasu said...

Indrani madam

Congrats for your photography hunt. Indrani madam i hope you are getting many more recognitions for your passion.

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