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May 18, 2005
Golconda Fortress III - The Backyard
|Camera||Konica Minolta 7d|
|Lens||Sigma 15mm f/3.5|
|Shutter / Aperture||1/160s / f/10|
When I showed this picture to native Hyderabadians many of them told me that they had never seen this side of the fort before. I called it the "backyard."
I could see how somebody could miss it on a trip there: you've got to go off of the stoned covered walkway and up a dirt path to to the apex of the hill. It's not that far of a climb and well worth it. The view at the top is spectacular! It is amazing the amount of land that the settlement of Golconda fenced in.
From the top, there are also a number of other little pathways that lead downwards from there as our friend in the picture with the bright red cap is so nicely illustrating for us. Next time I go, I would love to do some more exploring among these seamingly lesser travelled ruins.
I took a few shots while I was back here. I recall playing around with the exposure compensation dial but ultimately I saved this shot. I really like the guy in the corner. Not only does he add a little visual interest and action to the shot, but I think he serves to deliver a decent sense of scale: at least as far as the foreground is concerned. What do you think?
Posted by jordanh at May 18, 2005 1:27 AM |
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