Good Bye 2013!! With this photo I bid adieu to the year of 2013. I wish all my TE friends a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
The above shot is taken from Kanyakumari or Cape of Comorin, the southern most tip on the mainland of Indian sub continent.
The temple silhouette seen on the left is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the statue to the right is that of great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar.
The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is situated on one of the 2 rocks coming out of the Indian Ocean. It is situated 500 metres away from the mainland. It is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda the Hindu spiritual leader from Bengal. He visited this rock during the month of December in 1892. He swam to this place and medidated there for several days. He attained enlightment over there and henceforth became a reformer and philosopher. His teachings are still followed by many in India.
It was built over a span of six years and was inaurgarated and dedicated to the nation in 1970. It enjoys the status of a National monument.
The statue to the right is the 133 feet high statue of great Tamil poet and saint Ayyan Thiruvalluvar. It has a total weight of 7000 tonnes.
It was sculpted by the Indian sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple.
It was built over a span of 10 years and was inaurgarted by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu on 1st January, 2000.
Both the temple and the statue can be reached by frequent ferry services from the Indian mainland.
The rocks on which the statue and the temple are situated is also important geographically, because that is the exact point of confluence between The Indian Ocean, The Bay of Bengal and The Arabian Sea. One can distinctly make out the difference in color of these three water bodies.
Both the temple and statue were hit by giant tidal waves of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on December 26, 2004 but miraculously escaped with minimal damages to the structures.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Nicou (140116) 2013-12-31 1:36
Merveilleuse iamge quel ciel de rêve sueprbe et cette petit île en noir et ce découpage des eux tours en noir ces doux reflets sur le'au quelle vue sueprbe.
très bonne année 2014 et tous mes vœux.
dta (77141) 2013-12-31 2:14
Hello Subho ,
A beautiful Sunset piture , especially for the silhouette of the two buildings on the little island .
rbassin (22655) 2013-12-31 2:14
Joli coucher de soleil qui annonce la fin 2013.
La lumière est très belle, avec de bons effets sur l'eau.
Une bonne année 2014
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-31 2:47
hello Subho, really a nice sunset photography. Love your composition. The silhouetted parts with the rich sunset colours, are contrasting so well. An excellent one. Khub bhalo hoyechhe. Tfs.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-31 3:18
Nice colorful sunset shot of the very end of India
Wish you the best for 2014, best regards
pajaran (59559) 2013-12-31 3:26
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lepa fotografija, cestitka za Novu godinu ...
Dobar snimak, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Srecna Nova godina, sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Beautiful photos, greetings for the New Year ...
Good shot, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life with good health.
Hansaphotos (7985) 2013-12-31 3:31
A well selected photo for the occasion. The small islands appears as fine silhouettes against the setting sun. Beautiful sunset colours and a well composed picture. Interesting note to accompany.
A Happy New Year to you and your family!
jhm (151528) 2013-12-31 4:20
Wonderful contrast picture with the dark silhouette of the church and towers.
Sun in background makes these picture attractive.
Also a nice generally picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Nice end of the Year, and Happy New Year.
jemaflor (96087) 2013-12-31 4:26
Nice pov with a lovely sky with sunset, good effect with these silhouettes.
Bonne Année 2014 !
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-12-31 7:01
Have a happy new year 2014 Subho! It's the most south point in India after that point straight to the south, there is only ocean and far away Antartica. It makes me remember a sign I've seen in Himalayan mountains "India is one from Kangchendzunga to Kanyakumari" even all religions of the world are present, many different languages and dialects and billion of people, take care, greetings
rychem (34611) 2013-12-31 7:47
Beautiful sunset photo and I hope in 2014 you have more possibilities to take such beautiful photos
Happy New Year!
Silvio1953 (140901) 2013-12-31 7:50
Ciao Subho, fascinating sunset with lovely silhouetes, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (96083) 2013-12-31 7:51
Excellent colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Noel_Byrne (30499) 2013-12-31 7:56
Beautiful image and ideal for the day that is in it, this sunset is really striking, lighting the sky with liquid gold and creating such a show. So much more beautiful that you managed to include the fine silhouettes of the temple and statue too.
Its been a pleasure getting to know your work and your country through the year, I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful gallery in 2014.
Best wishes from Ireland!
adramad (44900) 2013-12-31 8:27
Wonderful composition with the fabulous temple backlight, so that is silhouetted as crisp with warm colors that sky so beautiful, too perfect color tints over the sea.
Beautiful color range of these natural tones.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
My wishes for you and also for your family, a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-31 8:34
Korechho ki bhaya!
Concluding the year with such a fantastic shot, is really wonderful. Sunset at Kanyakumari is a nice idea. Great colors and silhouette. The sea in particular, is outstanding.
Notun bachhar khub bhalo jabe.
Cricri (117899) 2013-12-31 9:16
Beau moment capturer du coucher du soleil avec le temple et la statue en silhouettes, beau reflets dans l'eau
Une très bonne et heureuse année 2014 cher ami
ChrisJ (112373) 2013-12-31 9:23
Excellent silhouettes and graphism with good sharpness and a fantastic sunset. Nice fg reflections in the water. I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue and orange. Have a safe & Happy New Year!
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-31 9:54
This photo just suits the last day of the year perfectly. The Earth has circled the Sun one more time and it's about to start a new journey. Beautiful sunset with the last sunrays of the year giving a nice colour contrast.
All the very best for the coming New Year and may you continue to amaze us with your beautiful photos.
Royaldevon (37959) 2013-12-31 11:50
This is most interesting.
How good that regular ferries allow people to visit the monuments.
The shot is full of mood, with the setting sun warming the sky whilst the clouds of darkness gather on the horizon. There is enough light to allow the features to become silhouetted, where they bridge the gap between sky and reflective water.
Thank you for your good wishes.
I hope that 2014 is a happy and prosperous year for you and your family,
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-12-31 12:54
A very fitting photo to end the year, taken on the last day of last year! Happy 2014 to you, too!
bukitgolfb301 (41070) 2013-12-31 21:08
Hi NAMASTE dear Subho
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2004!
Ya this is reflecting with your high and elegant sense so well. You have closed up a passing 2013year by so wonderful posting. Great framework and the best exposure are adrirable at all.
All the best and have a good new start of 2014! Takero
abmdsudi (53079) 2014-01-01 6:46
Lovely sunset well worked to bring out the glorious warm colours with all the right elements blended together and apart from the sun, the shimmering water and silhouettes are strong elements. A tranquil shot to mark end the day for a new beginning. Wishing you and yours the very best for 2014.
P/s: I have one issue here I think your sharpening on the silhouettes is a bit too severe that you end up with a white halo on edges and this is very obvious when you enlarge it more than ioo percent. You will see what seriously over-sharpened looks like. Regardless, It's a great short. You may disagree with me, but that's my sincere-honest constructive critique I have for you, hopefully this is acceptable. Cheers!!
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-01-01 9:11
Nice to see you traveling down south during the year end.Excellent shot to end the year with.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Have a great 2014,
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-01 9:59
Super capture plenty of meaning for a year gone, taken from the end of India
Well composed image with the black profiles in great contrast with sky and sea
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
pierrefonds (65294) 2014-01-02 18:14
The distance between the temple and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. I like the effect of the temple being in the shadow. The Sunset is giving nice colors to the sky. Have a nice day.
ManuMay (36097) 2014-01-10 1:29
A great colours gardation and a very good play by silouhettes, the wáter colours reflections are wonderful...
Have a nice day...
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-23 8:35
questa foto è particolarmente suggestiva e ricorda molto bene i magici colori dell'oriente.
Eccellente la cura della luce e del colore con risultato efficacissimo.
Molto ben fatta la composizione.
Ciao e buona serata