Madurai – Stuck in Customs

Some India Photos

How about a quick 3-batch of photos from India?


Madurai

One place I entered did not allow any cameras at all, so I had to make do with my Android phone. Here’s a panorama made of multiple shots while inside Madurai.

Chennai Quadcopter at Night

Here’s a late-night quadcopter flight near Chennai. Usually, these are more noisy, but we were blessed with a still evening.

Mahamallipurum Detail

Beautiful details on the towers in Mahamallipurum. I could stare at them for hours.

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A beautiful sunrise on the southern tip of India

India Highlights

Here’s the highlights from that beautiful morning. I almost flew the quadcopter too, but it was just too windy… I may have never seen it again. Then again, I did crash it a few days later when a propeller fell off and the whole thing went down dramatically in a river in Kerala.

Daily Photo – A beautiful sunrise on the southern tip of India

I look like I may be alone here, but I assure you I was not. There were literally thousands of Indians that were there with me watching the sunrise. It was crazy! This is a famous pilgrimage location for all Indians, to come here and watch the sunrise. I was amazed how many people there were when the sun finally came up. We had all gotten there in the dark of night so it was hard to tell how many people were around us.

There was one scary point when we lost Scarlett in a crowd of Indians… then her little white body magically appeared about a minute later! I was not worried… Tina was MORE than a bit worried! 🙂

A beautiful sunrise on the southern tip of India

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  • Date Taken2016-01-09 02:22:20
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Day 14 – Sunrise at the Southern Tip of India where three seas meet and Madurai with the Meenakshi Amman Temple


It started with a 4 AM Wake-up in our train car, now parked in Kerala, then loading up for a trip down to the beach. But this wasn’t just any beach, this was at the Kanyakumari, the meeting place of three seas: The Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea. I thought I might be the only one there at 5 AM, but boy, was I wrong! See more on the video! 🙂

And another amazing set of temples at Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world. These temples at Meenakshi Amman are INSANE. I was not allowed to bring my regular cameras or Osmo (see Osmo Review), so I only had my Android Nexus 6P for photos and videos, which is mega-fine. I loved these temples so much… I’ve never seen anything quite like them. There are 14 colorful goporums (gateway towers), all brightly colored with Dravidian-style Hindu gods.

Then you can join me on a little train tour before ending up at a confusing night-show at Tamil Nadu. I was sitting by a woman who is an oral surgeon in Detroit. Halfway through the show, I asked her if she had any nitrous oxide.

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The Sea Smashing Before the Game of Thornes scene.

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A Pilgramage of Red.

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An Eerie Light Show that still confuses me.

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Our Train Pulls into the Station.

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Assembling at the Temple.

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Painted Ladies Walking.

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Second Class.

This train had all kinds of people on it from all walks of life. Here’s me with the Greek Ambassador Tassos Kriekoukis exploring a Hundu temple..

Daily Photo – Sunrise on the southern tip of India where the three seas meet

Sunrise on the southern tip of India where the three seas meet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-09 01:33:22
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time11
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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