01 May 2010

Rhesus macaque (or goblin?) at Bundi

Out of the dark
Kipling described the old palace at Bundi as “… such a Palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams—the work of goblins rather than of men.” A German couple and I were the only people there when it closed for the day; as we left, the inhabitants began to emerge. I think Kipling might have been right.
If I’d had time to do anything other than bring the camera to my eye and release the shutter, I’d have dialled up the ISO to at least 400 and maybe opened up a stop. But would it have been a better photo? I like it the way it is.
[27 February 2007; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 84 mm, ISO 200, 1/25 at f8.]

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4 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Whatever he may be he looks like a thug. Beautiful, but definitely a rat bag!

pohanginapete said...

True, Anne-Marie. I made sure I didn't get in his way.

tomo said...

yes a little evil or maybe just mschevious looking due to the movement

pohanginapete said...

Tom, evil or mischievous — I wasn't prepared to find out ;^)