It was hot and humid and that added to the beauty of this wonderful jungle location. Our river lodge overlooked this dreamy scene, how could I resist taking the shot.
The 1957 film "Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.
If you ever get to Sri Lanka, come and stay in the rustic Sissera River Lodge, the food is awesome.
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serp2000 (44638) 2012-04-11 5:46
Sabaidee, Chris, my neighbour today,
Well, I used "The Bridge on the River Kwai" as idea for my this post today. Hmm, just an amazing coincidence!
Excellent presentation of the Sri Lanka nature.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-11 6:37
this is a beautiful and attractive shot. The heat and humidity is palpable and the mixture of green textures and colours so wonderful. A compelling image and captivating presentation.
Regards - Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-11 7:11
I have great memories of this captivating film, I saw several times. The framing of the photo describes the typical appearance of the dense bush. The river also reminds me of other famous movies about the war in Southeast Asia. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-11 9:27
On ressent l'humidité à travers ta photo! La végétation est incroyablement luxuriante ici. Une belle et intéressante photo.
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-04-11 10:28
A magnific green scape
excellent colors and sharpness
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-11 10:39
Ola Chris ,
Uma foto bem tropical com esta floresta húmida junto a este rio ,gostei muito dos reflexos , bonitos tons de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
cornejo (43591) 2012-04-11 10:47
Hi Chris, very good view of this interesting and charming place surrounded by lush vegetation, with clarity, depth, good light and natural colors and beautiful. Very nice place, lovely job very well done my friend, my congratulations. Good day and happy week. Tfs.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-13 4:06
Hello Dear Chris,
Awesome shoot.Wonderful tones,saturation and great lightning.Very good warm colors and great POV.I also like the small framing.Very nice work and great result.TFS
Have a nice day,
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, ISO 400
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 5:30