In Mamallapuram, and all over India, the enormous stones, sometimes carved and sculptured, or sometimes just bare and round, have always fascinated me.
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smil (566) 2003-10-09 5:43
Very amazing ! From where or why comes the name Butterball ?
Ronan (337) 2003-10-09 5:52
Nice composition. The people had something true to the picture especially the one under the butterball.
luis_paulino (904) 2003-10-09 7:48
Nice photo. Is a good geologycal shot. i'm student of geology and i love this shot. impecable.
avigur_11 (22087) 2003-10-09 8:38
Amazing. I'm not sur I'd like to stand where you stood. If it starts rolling nothing can stop it.
chalcone (761) 2003-10-09 9:10
This is literally a picture of "waiting for an accident to happen". I don't think I can be convinced to sit in the shade of that stone, resting on a SLOPE for goodness' sake :). Really, very neat foto!
ninadev (5377) 2003-10-09 10:52
Amazing, how could such a big stone arrive there. We don't see any mountains any where, did it drop from the sky? Composition is good and colors very natural.
Mary (844) 2003-10-18 17:09
I love this photo! Excellent composition and what a fabulous place! Great!
Liora (1857) 2003-11-20 15:00
Wow! That’s a very strong scene. Looks like the rock is defying gravity, and the guy under it very courageous. Good colors, great atmosphere. Very well captured.
scalerman (26900) 2004-01-23 14:09
Margherita, this is a great travel pic. I know that most of my posted shots are people, but I'm in love with landscape. What would the Burmese have done with so many balanced boulders? Is there enough gold to cover them :) I also noticed the Shaivite stripes on the left of the rock. BTW, I started a new theme with this picture in mind...
colonia (0) 2004-01-28 9:44
A few steps to the left, and Krishna´s Butterball has the shape of a perfect globe. A few steps uphill to the right (where the 2 people are standing) the bolder looks like an odd potatoe - impossible to start rolling! In front of the bolder there is a slope where often children are surfing downhill (mind the trace).
wulong (28) 2004-02-08 22:47
Nice shot. I like how the boulder is placed, but the people on the right seem extraneous.
Is that man under the "butterball" praying?
joergen115 (2246) 2004-04-22 16:34
Great Photo and great stone thats big one!!
Xalkida (11744) 2004-11-27 14:43
Wow! What a round rock! And big too! LOL!
I hope the man who standing above have insurance! :)
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-14 10:49
Nice one. adding a person in the picture give the size of the rock. I lived in Chennai for more than 16 years and have been to this place many times. like some of the critiques said, I've not seen this rock move at all. And I remember seeing such rocks in many places in India as well. Good capturing this.
danrockd (23) 2009-10-09 3:04
i'd been here recently.. and its a nice shot.. but i find the people in the right side distractive...maybe some cropping wud've helped.
- Copyright: Margherita Giacobazzi (Margherita) (189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): landscape, Tamil Nadu, Balancing Rocks and Arches, Twins? [Part II] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-09 5:15