|Camera||Konica Minolta 7d|
|Lens||Tameron EX 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 28mm|
|Shutter / Aperture||1/125s / f/9|
|ISO (Adj.)||100 (-0.30 EV)|
Golcanda Fortress on the outskirts of Hyderabad is way cool. It is even more interesting and magical if you use your mind to try and imagine what this fortress and the city contained within were like.
The name Golconda derives its name from the Telegu for "Shepard's Hill." The hill is a about 120 meters high and made of solid granite. Although the fort was established by earlier Hindu rulers, Golcanda was expanded into its grand and golden period under the Qutb Shahi dynasty who's tombs we explored earier on this site.
This picture is of the ramparts standing in front of the main gate which tourists are marched through on their entrance into the fortress. Even though the sun was quite strong, I really liked how the shadows were interplaying with the architecture.