Wordless Wednesday: The Ascent

The Ascent

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26 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: The Ascent

  1. Beautiful perspective, Sreejith. Really like this semi-silhouette shot. They are hard to get. Love how the colour and texture sky aligned with the theme of this shot. Going up is never an easy path. In fact, it can be a challenging and exhaustive journey for some of us, no mater how prepared we may be. Going up, or taking a leap of faith and going the distance, we don’t know what lies ahead. So much unpredictability. As always, wonderful work πŸ™‚

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    • You summarized everything that I wanted to say here, “Going up is never an easy path. In fact, it can be a challenging and exhaustive journey for some of us, no mater how prepared we may be.”

      I just wanted to add one more thing in this image, that was, how partners pace their life, to be in sync with each other…

      This place is really interesting for the legend behind it. The place is called ‘Shravanabelagola’ and is known for the huge monolithic statue of ‘Gommateshvara Bahubali’.

      The statue is on a hill top and we could see thousands take up this tough hike irrespective of their age… faith is certainly the drive here…

      Thank you so much for your time and sorry for this late response πŸ™‚

      I know you are used to it, now, right πŸ™‚

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  2. I have no chance to be original today. T Ibarra already expressed pleasure at seeing a new post. Mabel already described how beautiful the shot is. It’s a gorgeous photo, framed so well, with enough light to be able to see the colour of the stones, as well as the colours of the sky. Thank you for this lovely post, my friend.

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    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, Crystal πŸ™‚

      It was truly a beautiful evening on this hill top and great place to experiment with photography.

      A thunder storm was on it’s way and the whole setting turned so dramatic in a matter of seconds.

      As I saw this old couple, negotiating the steps to the temple on top, and how they pace their journey to be in sync with each other, I just waited for this moment…

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    • Thank you so much, Amy for your kind words πŸ™‚

      The place from where I got this image is called ‘Shravanabelagola’ and one of the most important place for people who follows Jainism. There is a huge monolithic sculpture of ‘Bahubali’ on this hill top and it’s really tough to negotiate the hundreds of stone carved steps to reach on top.

      It’s really interesting to watch, how people pace their ascent and I was lucky with a couple of decent images πŸ™‚

      Have a nice day πŸ™‚

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  3. I like the silhouettes against the rising or the setting sun. It seemed to add an element of tension to the photo, a time limit against which the climb might be finished. I hope you and your family are doing well.

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    • Thank you so much, Linda for your kind words πŸ™‚

      Yes, we are doing great and I had gone to yet another hibernation in between πŸ™‚

      Hope you are doing good and have beautiful day ahead πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much Dalo, for your appreciative comments πŸ™‚

      The setting was ideal for photography, and the place was really special too…

      I was there in Shravanabelagola, one of the most important pilgrimage place for people who follow Jain religion and also a tourist place.

      The 57 feet monolithic statue of ‘Bahubali’ on this hill top is the real attraction and it was really interesting for me to observe people on their way up and down.

      Setting sun helped me with some great lighting too πŸ™‚

      Have a beautiful day ahead πŸ™‚

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