Five years of TE. Today, five years back, I joined TrekEarth and for past 2 hours I was searching through my recent photographs to find something worthwhile to post to commemorate this occasion. Found nothing special and hence the above shot taken at Kodaikanal Lake in the month of early February. Not really a good month as the weather was dull, misty and very poor visibility all around.
Kodaikanal is a small hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism.
Let me also take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to all fellow TE members who have contributed in making TE a place to share so many varied emotions of life from such diverse corners of planet Earth. The pleasure of seeing a magical moment captured somewhere, joy of learning something new, looking at the world with so many different eyes and angles (read POV) and aspiring to look beyond the obvious ..well TE has certainly been a significant part of my life now in all better way. I might not click the most fascinating pictures but I am certainly a member of a fascinating community and I love just being part of it.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty
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janneman (2198) 2011-09-03 7:41
Love the backgroudn with the huge variety of green colours in the vegitation.
sothy81 (9526) 2011-09-03 7:47
Wow, beautiful!!! Great lighting. A place where I want to go. TFS. Well done. Sothy
jugnutoor (883) 2011-09-03 8:46
Hi Anupam, Looks to be a beautiful place, and has been composed very nicely, the building in the background, reflection on water and the tourists make the scene so lively.
eldancer1 (17008) 2011-09-11 8:13
Congratulations on the 5th year in TE! I like this post, so peaceful looking with people enjoying a beautiful scene. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
madhumita_roy86 (2144) 2011-09-12 7:09
Beautiful composition.....great effects of light.... good shot....
axiotea (21647) 2011-09-12 8:29
First of all, congratulations for the 5 years on TE! I did not really know your gallery and I just had a look at it!
Yes, Kodi is a place I would like to go(but when there are less people :)! I know it's a charming hill station, and it's quite popular. The forest look thick and beautiful!
All the best
srireddy43 (22) 2011-09-12 20:03
Very well composed. Nice background with a house in the front. Congratulations on Five years of TE
paololg (31442) 2011-09-14 13:38
Ciao dear Anupam,
first of all, sincere congratulations for your first 5 years in TE, a remarkable target (I celebrated my first 4 years last week). Rightly, you wanted to celebrate this milestone with a beautiful picture of your fantastic India, a photo captured with excellent photo quality, especially sharpness and light management. I wish you to celebrate many more birthdays like this. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
halikarnas (5628) 2011-09-23 5:56
Güzel bir günlük hayat fotoğrafı.
yquem46 (32247) 2011-09-23 6:05
Congrats for your 5 years on TE
here I like the quietness of the scene and above all the contrast between the silver waters of the lake and the deep green colors of the BG
Have a nice day
silah (1928) 2011-12-18 9:50
First of all I would like to congratulate your 5th year in TE. I wish I could. On the other hand picture seems that it is very good shot. Light and composition look so nice. TFS.
danos (73960) 2012-05-15 4:59
congratulations on your 5th years on the site with this one to be just perfect.I lik the haze in the atmosphere as the dreamily environment that created, with the people to enjoy their strolls in the waters.
Angshu (51174) 2012-05-20 21:03
A big congratulations on completing 5 years in TE...even though I wish we can see more of your posts here!
A nice tranquil scene from Kodai, with the shimmering water in the FG lifting the misty environment in the BG
npecanhuk (53889) 2012-08-11 7:25
I love the view... lovely... inviting!
That's a very beautiful picture too!
Special regards to the management of light, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Anupam Deb (anupam06) (745)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-03 7:35