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07-22-2010, 03:33
Roger, this one is for you. I read the Ektar 100 article a couple of times, and decided to apply the learnings during my recent trip to Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India. The place is 240Kms from Bangalore, and home to Tibetans refugees who came here in the 60s.

The major attraction of the place is the Golden Temple that houses 3 60ft Buddhas (plated in gold), and the Namdroling monastery. Here are some shots from that day. I followed the guidelines in your site to either get the punch in colors or mute them.

The entrance -

Temple Art

Elaborate doorway

The Three Buddhas

Monks in training


The trumpet bearers

A nearby monastery

All shots taken on M6 with 35 Notkon 1.2.

Thanks for reviewing the film. We need more such insights into film and it's effective usage. :)

Other shots from that day. LINK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arucard/tags/ektar100/)

07-22-2010, 03:57
Great shots Ash, i perticularly like the monks in training - the lighting in the second shot is great!

07-22-2010, 04:49
Thank you, enjoyed it very much!

07-22-2010, 05:14
Very nice series !! My favorites are also "monks in training". :) I like the colors in your photos at lot.

Roger Hicks
07-22-2010, 05:54
Wow! Nice pics! Thanks! And of course I'm delighted that my suggestions about exposure were helpful.

It's all a lot fancier than when I was there a quarter of a century ago...

Tashi delek!


07-22-2010, 19:15
Thanks Nathan, Vic.

@Gabor: this film seems ideal for the wabisabi style. It handles ambient light beautifully.

@Roger: Thanks Roger. This weekend is a photowalk to a very colorful market with ektar in 120.

The place has undergone a transformation since I had last been there 8 years ago. I am sure it must have been a whole lot different 25 years back.
The only thing I did not photograph (was too busy) is the excellent momos we had for lunch. :)

Tashi delek.