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mahabalipuram, mamallapuram, tamil nadu, india, south india, yellow, pink, bright, stairs, stairway, staircase, steps, railing, lamp, broken, wall, walls of south india, wosi

A close-up of a house in Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu, India): a perfect example of the bright colors we often see houses and walls painted in in South India. And often something is a little bit messy, or a little bit broken, too, like the lamp on this wall.

Taken in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India 2010-10-24
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • Catherine Davis
    Catherine Davisalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic, I love the soft round pink/red rails compared to the harsh yellow! Great contrast

  • Yes, it’s one of those sometimes unexpected contrasts you can find when looking for walls (and I wasn’t even looking for them here, yet!). Someone called the yellow ‘over saturated’, and you call it ‘harsh’ but in fact it’s not as saturated in this shot as it was in reality.

    Thank you, Catherine!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Mmmm.. heel mooi Marjolein

    Mmmm.. heel mooi MarjoleinOok de leadi in van linker beneden hoek is goed
    Een lekkere shot
    Veel plezier in de sneeuw vandaag

  • Dankje John! We waren met de groep een wandelingetje aan het maken maar iedereen liep hieraan straal voorbij – maar met zulke kleuren kan ik er niet voorbij lopen!

    (Helaas, ik zal er vandaag wel uitmoeten, maar met deze kou niet voor m’n plezier – zelfs niet om te fotograferen want m’n camera is in reparatie…)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Halmost 4 years ago

    excellent shot! great find!

  • Thank you so much, Dinni, for the fave, too!

    A wall like this, right on the first day, nicely illustrates why the theme “Walls of South India” jumped into my mind almost immediately. And there are a lot of little ‘subthemes’ as well – I can’t decide whether I’m going to arrange them by ‘subtheme’, or by color, or a mix of that.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work

  • Thank you very much, Angela!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 4 years ago

    Heel goed gezien Marjolein
    Ik hoop dat je de camera snel terug hebt
    Goed weekend Foppe

  • Dank je wel, Foppe!

    Ik hoop ook dat de camera snel terugkomt – maar ik had hem bijna helemaal niet meer gehad: de ring waaraan de schouderriem zat ging namelijk van de camera af, gelukkig net toen ik de camera in mijn hand had… als dat op de boottocht was gebeurd en ik had hem niet toevallig in mijn hand gehad…

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollieralmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding composition Marjolein, Love the diagonal!

  • Thank you very much, Jean-Luc! Glad to hear you like it, and thanks for the fave, too.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 4 years ago

    Great creative idea, awesome colors !

  • Klaus Bohn
    Klaus Bohnalmost 4 years ago

    a great design and art piece i like the color scene!

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    beauutiful…thanks..klause following u here :)

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghosealmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, great find.

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