The Bats in the Belfry

India is full of timeless slices of life like this.

I set up for this shot and then sat there for a while.  I had heard some sort of aviary commotion and hoped that creatures would come streaming out at some surprise moment.  I kept my finger over the trigger just in case, and then, like magic, they all came ripping out with quite a commotion.  After this, I packed up my tripod and decided to head towards this little temple to see what was inside.  I’ll be sure to put those up in coming weeks…

The Bats in the Belfry (by Stuck in Customs)

  • casusan

    Beautiful Trey….bats in the belfry…ummm wonder who remembers that?? Super shot Trey!

  • Wonderful picture, Trey!!! Casusan, I remember “Bats in the Belfry”, lol. I wonder why? What a beautiful spot!! Glad you had the patience to wait for the creatures to fly out. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!!

  • I am amazed by your patience Trey!!!.

    As usual a great shot…

  • charles

    “The Bats in the Belfry” sounds like a title of a song 🙂 Love how you framed the Beltfry. Great shot…

  • This is the natural Look I like to get myself… I was wondering if you need to take several images to get the HDR info for the picture how did you manage to get the bats without blurring.. or did you just clone them out from the other frames?.. Thank you as always..

  • Contenti

    God, your pictures are amazing.

  • Great framing, and love the birds flying off to the left. Even without the extra processing this is an awesome photo!

  • Thanks all – Paul – I mention that technique inside the HDR Tutorial

  • Jayant

    Just to get some facts clear, this is NOT a temple. These are buildings of Mughal architecture, and Mughal empire was an islmaic empire.Temples,in India are the hindu buildings of worship. The muslims have ‘mosques’. These are niether mosques nor temples, but just belong to the mughal period and Calling these temples is very offensive to musilims as well as hindus.

  • Hello, you used to write wonderful, but the last several posts have been kinda boring?K I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  • I am not really excellent with English but I find this real leisurely to translate.

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