Friday, April 17, 2009

Nandi Hills Sunset

Nandi Hills is a hill fortress, some 60 kms from Bangalore. It is some 4,500 feet above mean sea level, has a thousand year old statue of Nandi Bull, a palace that was used by Tipu Sultan, a house where Jawaharlal Nehru used to stay, a couple of temples, a microwave repeater tower of BSNL, a telecommunications company, and a sheer drop of several hundred feet, known as Tipu's Drop, that was used to throw condemnded prisoners to their deaths from.

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View from Nandi Hills.
5:46 PM, ISO 400, underexpose by one f-stop.

Simply point the camera at the setting sun, and you don't even need to do any compensation... Not even spot metering is required... Nature takes care of creating the most magical of moments and photos.

At Nandi Hills, with the silhoutte of a canopy visible at the bottom of the shot.

Need I say more?

On the drive down from Nandi Hills: