When I was a small child, Walt Disney's Fantasia had a profound effect on me. It actually characterized the magic in art for my young, evolving aesthetic. Today I see some fantastic images through my lens and I usually file them away for my own enjoyment. Once in a while, the architecture of a place, its mood and this special ingredient intersect to create the feelings about art that began when I was a child in a darkened theater watching flowers dance on dew drops. Having dinner recently in the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, I gazed out into the night and saw, in effect, a fantasy double exposure by way of reflections. The lights, table's candle and arches of the restaurant were superimposed on the dark, light rippled water, while the City Palace glowed across the lake: magic.
|Architectural Photography: Udaipur, India|