Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

The ruined remains of what was once a bustling capital city almost a thousand years ago. As the time flies by, and so do the clouds above, there is an eerie stillness of being caught up in a time warp here. As if you are somewhere you ought not to be, somewhere outside of time itself, and perhaps, just perhaps, you are not really there.

There are 45 comments in this article:

  1. 03/5/2011Christopher says:

    Beautiful shot Sumedh–wonderful juxtaposition of the very slowly decaying ruins against a firmament in motion. Everything changes, some things more quickly than others.

  2. 03/6/2011rian says:

    what he said.. :) i just like how it looks.. dragging the shutter for this one is a good decision.. :)

  3. 03/6/2011Marcie says:

    Love the contrast of the stone textures against the soft smoothness of the sky. Stunning image!

  4. 03/8/2011Kala says:

    Wonderful tones and textures. I wonder what once that must have looked like.

  5. 03/8/2011Anina Botes says:

    A beautiful b&w image. i love the contrast between the soft looking sky and the textured bottom part of the image

  6. 03/8/2011lisa says:

    This is an absolutely stunning image! Thank you for your visit. It is how I found you here, and I am so glad I did!

  7. 03/8/2011Ginnie says:

    It does make you want to walk through the ruins, touching the stones, to see if perhaps they might tell some of their secrets. I bet they could write a book!

  8. 03/9/2011Rookie says:

    This is beautiful composition.

  9. 03/9/2011fabrizio says:

    marvelous and perfect b/w, i love your contrast and your light control – compliments

  10. 03/9/2011syber76 says:

    Love the contrast,Beautiful BW

  11. 03/10/2011paolo says:

    the words you added to the image express togeather
    a concept of eternity.
    excellent work!

  12. 03/10/2011Kevin P. says:

    Very beautiful shot! Great B&W processing ! Well done !

  13. 03/10/2011howse-photo says:

    this picture really draws the viewer in. with such a strong movement above the slowly decaying ruins, there is a real emotional feel to this scene. great photo.

  14. 03/10/2011flyingwind says:

    Gorgeous b/w! The scene is so dynamic!

  15. 03/10/2011John Maslowski says:

    Powerful and ominous mood that you captured with this excellent composition. Love the dynamic sky along with the contrasts and tones in the landscape.

  16. 03/10/2011tede says:

    Splendid B&W, the atmosphere is great. The contrast are splendid. Good day.

  17. 03/11/2011Thomas says:

    The sky is gorgeous. And the black and white is awesome.

  18. 03/11/2011saverio says:

    really great shot and terrific post production.

  19. 03/11/2011Ayesha says:

    oh thats quite interesting…………..black&white processing is really atractive.

  20. 03/11/2011HansHB says:

    I like the use of b&w!
    Very good contrast and the scenery is splendid!

  21. 03/11/2011Tamara says:

    What a spectacular B&W… really well done ! Have a nice day :)

  22. 03/11/2011magiceye says:

    outstanding work!

  23. 03/11/2011T. says:

    Great pic!

  24. 03/11/2011Monique says:

    Great movement in the sky above and a fantastic way to show the flying by compared to the still ruins beneath! A beautiful photo with great contrasting B&W.

  25. 03/11/2011r says:

    Wonderful shot. Love the details.

  26. 03/11/2011Tammie says:

    It is quite amazing to imagine, try to imagine
    a civilization so long ago. wonderful photograph.

  27. 03/11/2011Phil Morris says:

    The words you wrote underneath the photo seem to say it all so
    beautifully. That is certainly what I feel when looking at something
    like this that inspires so much awe, and the clouds themselves
    look like they belong in a drawing of a lost legend. Wonderful work.
    5***** ‘s !!~)

  28. 03/11/2011noel says:

    very nice capture of this landscape
    I like it

  29. 03/11/2011Phil says:

    The deep and dark B/W gives a dramatic atmosphere all around those ruins , I enjoy your shot so much , Phil

  30. 03/11/2011Geeta Singh says:

    wonderful pic !:)

  31. 03/12/2011Guido says:

    I like the b/w conversion you made. The clouds in the sky are moving and the ruined are there and fix since many years

  32. 03/14/2011Sidney says:

    Timeless ! Strong mood…

  33. 03/14/2011Laurens Kuipers says:

    I like the contrast between the sky and landscape

  34. 03/15/2011Marcel Zaugg says:

    Sehr schöne Bildeinteilung. Ruhiger Vordergrund mit vorüberziehenden Wolken – tolles Bild.

  35. 03/15/2011jelb says:

    A great previous portrait..Here, nice range of tones..bravo!

  36. 03/17/2011S. Fann says:

    far and beyond an air of mystery-intact, cleverly framed it’s working magic HA :) lovely piece of work.

  37. 03/17/2011Charles says:

    Beautiful shot.

  38. 03/18/2011noel says:

    Nice capture of this landscape and your post give us more explanation about it Thanks for sharing

  39. 04/3/2011NiceArtLife says:

    Wonderful photo that symbolizes the impermanence of all here on earth.

  40. 04/13/2011Vineet says:

    Awesome photo graph! Can we use this photo as a wallpaper?

  41. 04/30/2011Stephen says:

    Beautiful composition and technique..

  42. 06/15/2011Nisha says:

    Fantastic would be an under statement :) http://thoughtsconnect.com/2011/06/15/different-insights-of-life/

  43. 07/3/2011Piers Michael says:

    This is a beautiful picture, I love the feel of your photo and the black and white look. I feel you have put a lot of effort in this picture.

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  44. 06/19/2012Frank says:

    Fantastic image.

  45. 05/27/2013Ian says:

    Great looking sky!

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