Pensive folk dancer, Bangalore
Male folk dancer, Bangalore
Lingaraj Temple gardens, Bhubaneswar
Schoolgirls on Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa (Monument of Peace) in the countryside near Bhubaneswar
Sunset near Udayagiri caves, Bhubaneswar. Stitched panorama.
Workmen carrying stones at Sun Temple, Konark
Wheel at Konark Sun Temple
Detail of carvings, Konark Sun Temple
Bull and Cattle Egret, Konark
Arcade in Red Fort, Delhi
Palace in Red Fort
Columns in palace, Red Fort
Worshippers in Jama Masjid mosque, Delhi. Rectified to remove 3rd vanishing point.
Praying in Jama Masjid mosque, similarly rectified
Hardware vender, Meena Bazar, Old Delhi
Drill bit vender, Meena Bazar
Hamayun's Tomb, Delhi
Kneeling figure, Hamayun's Tomb. Noise is due to cropping and contrast expansion of high-ISO original.
Marble screen, Hamayun's Tomb. Tone-mapped high dynamic range (HDR) image (5 exposures).
Pavillion, Hamayun's Tomb
Sunset on a foggy day, Hamayun's Tomb
Lake Palace at sunset, Jaipur. Again, noise is due to cropping and contrast expansion of high-ISO original.
Gnomon of large sundial, Jaipur Observatory
Stairs in large sundial, Jaipur Observatory
Amber Fort at sunset, Jaipur
Stitched panorama of residential courtyard, Amber Fort. A cylindrical panorama was used, so distortion is minimized, but straight lines become curved. Full-res panorama is available at http://graphics.stanford.edu/~levoy/photos/india-dec08/courtyard-pan-essh.jpg
Columns in public audience hall, Amber Fort
Botanical bas-relief, private audience hall, Amber Fort, contrast-enhanced in Photoshop
Botanical bas-relief, private audience hall. A softer treatment in Photoshop.
Back side of Amber Fort as seen from ridgetop fortifications
Pavillion in fortifications near Amber Fort
Abhaneri step well, on the Jaipur-Agra road
Wall of Abhaneri step well
Columns in swimming pavillion, Abhaneri step well
Column of ruined Hindu temple on Jaipur-Agra road
Suburban street on a smoggy day in Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra. Slightly overexposed to create a "floating white dream."
Taj Mahal. More conventional exposure. With vertical vanishing point.
Taj Mahal. Without vertical vanishing point (done without digital rectification, by holding the camera level, then cropping away the bottom of the image).
Closeup of Taj Mahal
Oblique view of Taj Mahal
Botanical bas-relief inside Taj Mahal
Pavilion over the Yamuna River, near Taj Mahal
Monkeys in Corbett National Park
Stitched panorama showing Nainital and the Nanda Devi Himalayas. Full-res panorama is available at http://graphics.stanford.edu/~levoy/photos/india-dec08/nainital-valley-pan-ebalssh.jpg
Telephoto view of Nanda Devi Himalayas as seen from above Nainital. Such clear views are increasingly rare, and can only be seen in early morning. This and previous panorama were shot with a Canon A590 DSC by Laurie Winslow.
Buddhist monks at the Gadhan Kunkyop Ling Gompa (Tibetan monestary), Nainital
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Orchard in dense fog near Moradabad
Drying dung patties on a highway median near Moradabad. This and the next two shots were captured from a moving car using the Casio EX-F1's 60 fps burst mode.
Truck carrying sugarcane near Moradabad
"Jugad" (homemade car) on the road to Delhi. Thanks to my former student Vaibhav Vaish for correcting my spelling.