Goodnight India

Goodnight India

Not everything looks better in fading light but obliging sunsets can work their charm, even on the crumbling and deteriorating.

Despite the photographic community debate about what constitutes prime timing, luckily for everyone, sunsets are available most evenings for a brief period of time for experimenting. You can ignore the experts and come up with your own capture; tripods and filters help creativity but, ultimately, your own guidelines rule.

For composition ideas, try to get something the viewer can relate to silhouetted against the colours. Live models work and, in the absence of a beauty, a monkey delights; humans “relate” to them, they are somewhat exotic (unless they can equally easily be a pest) and they are familiar. An exotic site also achieves well on the “best places to capture sunsets” roll and, when in northern India, Chittagarh (or Chittaurgarh or Chittorgarh and many other manipulations of the word) compares with other UNESCO ruins in tragic history and reknowned beauty.

For more on Chittaurgarh Fort, Rajasthan. India see:

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/2012/05/11/chittaurgarh-fort-rajasthan-india-late-evening/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/2012/05/09/chittaurgarh-fort-death-before-submission-in-ancient-india/

 

Indian train Udaipur Rajasthan
©heathersimonds, Monkey On Chittorgarh Fort At Sunset

 

Indian train Udaipur Rajasthan
©heathersimonds, Sun Sets On Chittorgarh Fort Ruins

 

Indian train Udaipur Rajasthan
©heathersimonds, Chittorgarh Fort Ruins At Sunset

 

 

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