Our lady of Good Health, popularly called "Our Lady of Vailankanni" is in the small town of Vailankanni (5000 residents) located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. It is located 150 miles south of Madras in Tamil Nadu and 5 miles south of Nagapattinam. Our lady chose this place to dispense her miracles to mankind. A strong oral tradition attests to Our Lady’s apparitions at Vailankanni(Velankanni). The tradition is built around the following three significant events read on there .....
shot this evening and put to net this evening itself from Nagapattinam, now I can return to Madurai with the nightbus,
an asignment for a magazine in Sri Lanka,
in cooperation and thanks to oochappan
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vinser (6) 2006-03-16 12:01
I like it very much,what a wonderful contrast with the sky.Colours are splendid.
Best regards from Serge, Belgium
ramthakur (1517) 2006-03-16 12:11
That absolutely eloquent sky adds a spiritual dimension to your picture of this Gothic church, Anand.
Thanks for sharing.
marieaude (1196) 2006-03-16 12:14
Hello, beautiful photo of this monument. Great colors and light, and great sky too.
You made a good work with it. Thanks
managua (902) 2006-03-16 14:14
Beautiful, really beautiful!
Sky, church, colours, sharpness, all great!
Clochette (8076) 2006-03-16 14:31
Gorgeous ! the sky above the church gives the pic a fantastic mood. A slight correction of perspective could have been done on the left part. A great one anyway.
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-16 14:48
Anand, This picture is very attractive with sky colors and the architectural exterior. Please take more pictures of India and post. I love it.
rkarun (209) 2006-03-16 15:08
aha aha, awesome picture
Its really great
marjan (6279) 2006-03-16 15:32
Excelent shot and butiful coloures. TFS
yalin (304) 2006-03-16 16:36
Sky is amazing, impressive building , well done,tfs.
thaprem (2558) 2006-03-17 0:44
Wonderfully sharop imagge for the time of the day!....
A very neat one too!...
I am amazed at teh scope of PP done on the sky!!!!
A benchmark shot for the camera I think!.
sathiyan (206) 2006-03-17 2:22
Great snap, with beautifull colours and sharpness.
I am getting a clear view of land scape. excellent!!
steve69 (0) 2006-03-17 2:45
Great clarity and I'm so glad the sunset was kind for you! I'd rotate the image a little to get the church a little more squarely in the shot.
Best, Steve in Aus.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-03-17 3:00
Beautiful evening shot.You got lovely colors.Sky is colorful.Did you do any PP?
summersun (4978) 2006-03-17 3:50
wooooooow ! that's a beautiful photo Anand !!! the sky is just amazing, the sharpness on the church and the lighting is excellent... just alaagana !!!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-03-17 4:31
A excellent dusk photo in terms of light measurement and shooting time, I find the lighting of this building excellent to deliver soft warm tones but powerful enough to stand out. I like the walking people who provide scale and help me realise this church is quite huge and this is the surprise factor to me, how comes there are such big christian churches in India ???
Have a nice week end,
yeskarthi (164) 2006-03-17 5:12
Absolut stunner. Keep sharing!
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-03-17 14:59
Beautiful colors, light and great POV. Excellent composition. Well done!
Luan (12971) 2006-03-20 4:28
Wooooow, romba alagaana. COngratulations for the shot and the asignment. The picture is perfect, the sky is incredible, and the scene perfectly exposed.
amol (952) 2006-03-20 7:49
a very well framed composition... you were lucky to get such a sky... and what a piece of architecture... everything put together almost seems like a postcard from Europe... the only problem is that the foreground is a bit too dark...
mrcrow (3993) 2006-03-20 15:13
its a phenomenal shot..the foreground is un necessary...this is the subject
the sky is perfect and creates the right mood
nivas37 (662) 2006-03-22 9:23
Wowww.... beautiful evening sky with crisp foreground of the church... great work.
Rgds / Nivas
jhm (146618) 2006-04-03 6:35
Hello friend of oochappan, Henk this is a TE friend here in Belgium!
Today I browsed in your gallery, I find these picture one of most beautiful of your gallery, technical and quality are amazing.
Greetings from Belgium.
postvikram (1199) 2006-04-06 10:46
This is excellent. Beautiful sky and nice clarity on the Church.Looks like God has descended on to the Church with the effect on the sky focussing on the Roof.
Nice POV.Thanks for sharing - Vikram
Kirych (2707) 2006-04-14 2:30
Excellent architecture and night view. Beautiful sunset and sky colors.
IMHO one thing the horizont needs to be levell and correct the converging vertical.
Best regards. Tanya.
christina (2040) 2006-07-20 15:52
GREAT shot! I love how you captured the rich colors of te sky. It is a jewel!
ugurbocegi (36) 2007-05-24 6:12
It's a wonderful photo with its colors, sharpness. Congrats.
I wish to visit India.
SUNILKAT (186) 2011-02-05 21:38
Sharp picture & good colors.
Keep it up.
fritzi007 (9923) 2011-02-24 4:38
Really beautiful, congratulations!