Sunrise @ Matanga Parvatha

Landscape photography can be hard work and only sometimes all the efforts pay off. During my visit to Hampi this past weekend, along with a bunch of photographers led by Arun Bhat from Darter Photography, we woke up around 4:45 am, got ready by 5:30 am and left for Matanga Parvatha. It is a 20 – 30 minute hike up along the steep steps to the top of Matanga Parvatha, which is the tallest hill around the Hampi ruins. We had to do all of this in-order to ensure we were well in time for the main show to begin i.e. sunrise over Hampi. This time around, I did not climb all the way to the top of the hill, but stopped at a clear landing, about 20 mts below the hill top, in order to photography scenery  on the south / south-eastern portions around the Matanga Parvatha.

Here are some of the shots made during this fantastic natural event.

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Fog rolls in towards Hampi

 

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Fog surrounds a distant hill but leaves the ground uncovered

 

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Small water body visible at the foothills of this hill

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Fog rolling in

 

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The main event begins… Sun rises over the numerous hillocks and brings various and brilliant hues of red, orange and yellow.

 

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A wide angel perspective of sun-rise and the hillocks

 

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Personally, this and the next three are the shots that i like the most.

 

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Favorite shot # 2 : Another perspective of the same subject

 

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Favorite shot # 3 : A wider perspective of the same subject

 

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Favorite shot # 4 : Yet another perspective of the same subject

 

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The show went on for about 30 minutes and the fog continued to flow during this time.

 

 

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