his is the same kandy lake. It's looks not so picturesque in the morning hours, but I did not have time for long photosession. We already were backing to Colombo.
Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth. Over the years, it was reduced in size. It is a protected lake, with fishing banned. There are many legends and folklore regarding the lake. One such is that the small island at its center was used by the king's helm for bathing and was connected to the palace by secret tunnel.
Kandy Lake, the main body of water in the city of Kandy in central Sri Lanka, is a man-made lake created in 1807 by the last Sinhalese king of Kandy, using forced labor. The king used land which was a paddy field to create the lake. It stands as an indictment[according to whom?] of the excesses of the Kandyan monarchy for wasting away national resources to build an ornamental lake at a time when the kingdom was under serious threat. When a hundred of his advisors advised King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe against building the lake, he had them impaled on the reservoir bund of the paddy field which he was converting into the ornamental lake. It was not long before the British captured him, with help from his own noblemen disgruntled by his irrational policies.
Kandy Lake has a perimeter of 2.1 miles and a maximum depth of 60 feet. A decorative wall, called Walakulu wall, runs for 2060 feet along the banks of the Kandy Lake. In the middle of the lake is an island housing the Royal Summer House. Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Tooth Relic, is located beside the lake across the road. On the opposite side of the road from the Temple of the Tooth Relic is the Royal Bathhouse, which is used by the king's wives and concubines as a bathhouse. The British added one more story to the structure to house a library.
The Kandy Lake offers a place for a stroll or a jog. The shady path surrounding the lake provides a view of the hills and the town. The lake was created in 1807 by the last Sinhalese King. It is situated by the side of the Temple of the tooth relic. The Malwatte temple, one of the two head temples of the Siyam Nikaya sect of Theravada Buddhism, is also located overlooking the lake. Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Kandy, decorated the lake with the "walakulu" (clouds) wall.
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snunney (98297) 2014-05-23 4:58
A simple composition, but a very beautiful one and one full of atmosphere. Sublime early morning tones with the pink tinged sky and the reflections to match. Like it a lot.
Nicou (141202) 2014-05-23 5:25
quel ciel et vue quel rendu et ces deux reflets la burme en fond fantastique décor et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-23 7:09
Simple but beautiful picture of the early morning lake. Well managed exposure and beautiful colours on the water. Nice framing with the tree on the left.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
cornejo (41813) 2014-05-23 10:07
Hello Serghei, very good photograph of this interesting composition at sunrise on the lake, very well captured in this image with a nice atmosphere, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
tenretin (2555) 2014-05-23 10:30
I love your shot. This is well done with excellent image quality. The composition and perspective are very good.
Noel_Byrne (31006) 2014-05-23 10:58
I think it looks beautiful here, there is a sense of mystery in the mist hanging in the air, but beautiful tones of color in the water, something I have never been able to do. The tree adds a nice sense of depth too, and the shadows of the two tall thin trees is intriguing in the water. Great picture
thanks as always
jemaflor (96835) 2014-05-23 11:28
Nice view with thes ecalm waters, lovely brightness and soft colors for these reflections, well made.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-23 11:45
Extremely beautiful scene you were able to captured here! Morning light created a charming and moody sight supported very well by the water reflections on your composition. Very well done. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
photoray (13981) 2014-05-23 11:55
Interesting and mystic lake, with multiple colors reflected therein and dramatic clouds above. A perfect place for historical legends and worthy of visiting today.
Thanks for sharing,
cargus (10227) 2014-05-23 12:23
Light ,color and contrast are excellent, superb reflections in water, very good clarity, excellent picture
dta (77606) 2014-05-23 12:42
Hello Sergehi ;,
A beautiful asiatic atmosphere captured by this lake at the early morning .
jadesgran (5423) 2014-05-23 21:22
This is a very emotive picture.Moody, with soft colours and soft reflections.I like it a lot.
emka (96565) 2014-05-23 23:59
Priviet Srghei. Marvelous sunset with the mysterious misty atmosphere.
Inspired by your photos, I go to Graz and maybe even I will meet wolfgang :) Warm regrads MAlgo
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-24 10:54
une photo très agréable avec une atmosphère particulière et de superbes couleurs pastel. Un beau paysage mis en valeur par de jolis reflets sur le plan d'eau. Une belle capture.
fabbs99 (17163) 2014-05-24 12:07
Beautiful shot of the placid lake from Kandy.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
bostankorkulugu (42426) 2014-05-24 22:42
a moody shot from this beautiful piece of nature my friend... (what is your next destination man?...)
Cricri (118877) 2014-05-25 4:36
Une capture magnifique et mystérieuse du petit matin , bien mise en image, un levé tôt bien récompenser
jhm (152264) 2014-05-25 4:45
We get lovely reflection with a soft foggy area.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
A wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Didi (60588) 2014-05-25 8:17
Very good moment for taking this picture
I feel a peceful quiet ambiance
Graal (102752) 2014-05-25 11:31
very nice landscape here. Good shot during the sunset time. Pleasant calm mood and interesting delicacy fog. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-27 6:49
Beautiful! Love the effect of the mist on the mood, love the atmosphere. And great capture of the sun trying to come out from behind the clouds. Excellent composition. Well done, tfs.
No, and I think the Nevada test site is off limits, it's part of a large military reservation.
PiotrF (16910) 2014-05-27 15:46
Wonderful landscape view. Excellent capture, very effective composition, colour and presentation be superb.
Very well done
COSTANTINO (64788) 2014-06-03 6:27
Hello dear friends
excellent shot quality
this lake is a real dream in the heart of
the hill city of Kandy wellmanaged exporure
indeed lovely brightness and soft classical
colors simple but beautiful picture of the
early morning the tree adds a nice sense of depth
have a nice time
pierrefonds (65898) 2014-06-03 15:32
The reflections on the water are asset to the composition. The length of the lake is giving depth to the scene. I like the play of the light of the sunrise with the clouds. Have a nice day.