Part of a commissioned set for Mahindra Homestays. We visited the temple from 3am - 8am to capture it at night, sunrise and daytime. We were lucky enough to have a permission letter to allow us in with all our kit.

When editing all the shots my first inclination was to increase the sharpness or clarity to bring out the intricate detail in the gold. In the end I decreased the clarity to give it a soft glow - more like how it felt in real life - graceful and golden, rather than harsh and angular.

I don't think a photo could ever capture the splendour of this temple. As the sun came up it shone light nothing that a photo could describe.

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