Thoothukudi, Tuticorin called by the Dutch, is known for its shipbuilding and the hinterland is used for salt winning.
More info about this town in between Rameswaram and Kanyakumarin you will find at Wikipedia
Indeed I was out of station, Madurai, for two days, going all the way by bike, got sunburned in my neck and my face.
The road from Rameswarem to Thoothukudi along the coast, was terrible, jumping through all the pits I could even pass easily the cars that tried to avoid dammage. Finally in the evening, at sundown, 18:27, I arrived here to the vast salt winning plains near to this big town, exhausted from all the jumping.
If you think you can go quickly to have a look at the ships yard, forget it, you need a ticket and it is open only on Sundays. The town itself is not that worthwhile to visit, so a nightstop on a Saturday would be perfect if you are interested to see the shipsbuilding and then to go through to Kanyakumari.
The next day I went straight back for the Poongal Festival at Madurai, 140Km in two hours, the sun in my neck :)).
As shot ... no PP, Poongal Vaalthugal !
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mesutilgim (93948) 2007-01-15 7:36
If I would be alloved to give more points than 2, I would do it; whatsoever the maximum should be !
Simply great; a great masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing
Lix (0) 2007-01-15 7:37
clearness and color of sky are vrey good...well done
Charo (51210) 2007-01-15 7:45
tcht (7565) 2007-01-15 7:52
Beautiful work here with super colours. The compo is nice with that 'V' pointing at the left corner of frame. Good depth too. And thx for sharing your interesting story.
HIRAKZ (168) 2007-01-15 8:21
This is simply WOW. Great capture and greater still to know you are a biker too.
thaprem (2558) 2007-01-15 8:42
What a way to welcome pongal which is a festival for the hard working.
I am thrilled to know about your expedition. I hate the screws in my knee which spelt an end to my fantastic bullet trips!.
The Colour for general mass like us & the lines for slightly elevted art fans....
All in all a wonderful deal!.
kevinos (7517) 2007-01-15 9:10
This is a beautiful moody and seductive image, Henk. This is a great geometric structure to hold the frame together and to contain that lovely sky and reflection. The light makes it feel like a very romantic place, although, by day it would be a place of heat and hard work.Regards Kevin
coco (30439) 2007-01-15 10:01
Very nice perspective for the photo and also well done with the camara. If you didn't made any postprocessing, you really make a good work.
ksvijayb (385) 2007-01-15 10:42
Great POV, amazing colours and a perfect picture.
sleon (9402) 2007-01-15 10:46
What superb atmosphere and depth in this shot. This is a magical image with a real wow factor and plenty of artistic appeal. You really captured a feeling of this place.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-01-15 11:16
Happy new year!!
great use of the wide angle to capture a maximum of this amazing site. Great light management,
vbl (1421) 2007-01-15 12:44
very nice image, wonderful colors and control light.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-01-15 13:52
First of all A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ..!!
this is an amazing photograph with colour of the sky and the graphism of the salt pans in proper harmony,,!!
I loved the reflection of the sky on the water...and the framing stunning as always..
thanks for this visual treat
Didi (60586) 2007-01-15 13:56
Something different with French Brittany.
Lovely foreground who gives a nice depht to your composition.
Skylights are very appreciable.
Best wishes for the new year.
scientific (405) 2007-01-15 14:02
very nice a photo. Colors of sky and reflections are beautiful. Well done. Thanks for sharing..
miuky (3335) 2007-01-15 14:09
great job here, it's almost like my salt-pans :)
it's just that you didn't use gradient filter and you had a wideangled:)
great job,the dof and colours are better then mine:)
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-01-15 16:33
Very nice composition, the colored sky is superb and its reflexion in the water also.
partha (14020) 2007-01-15 23:13
This is a awsome shot. Wonderful colour tonality and simple yet strong composition.
arnabchat (7233) 2007-01-15 23:59
This shot is simply superb, something wonderful in its tones and composition. a nice document of human landscaping.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-01-16 2:41
Lovely evening light and reflection has been captutured here.Tamil Nadu looks beautiful.TFS
gypsygirl58 (1329) 2007-01-16 6:24
Stunning colours and reflections! I like the leading lines of the saltpans, wonderful image! TFS Cheers Tina :-)
sebcz (2345) 2007-01-17 5:07
Wonderful graphical shot enriched by fantastic colours. Ready to print and hang on the wall:)
RGatward (20086) 2007-01-18 1:41
Stunning light to set off this interesting 'industrial' landscape. Interesting note, I rememebr the importance of salt to everyday Indian life from 'Ghandi'.
kseng76 (144) 2007-05-05 13:03
O ! A breathtaking shot..Vivid colours of nature..The reflection on the water looks just no nice..
PJE (20758) 2007-09-14 5:54
Gorgeous beauty in the sky and reflection Henk, and thank you for riding all day just to get to this place. Incredible display of lighting at days end.
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (16355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, RAW, ISO-800
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Your favorites II, Salt Pans [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-15 7:34
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