Early morning on the River Pamba. These people are crossing the river on the way to their daily affairs. There is no bridge across the river near this point and Crossing the river is the shortest way to reach the nearest Town, for which they have to the catch a bus.
A famous temple lies on the other side of the river, so the boatman does good business during theTemple festival which begins on the 14th of April every year and lasts for 10 days.
The population is predominantly Hindu, although Kerala itself has a significant percentage of Christians [Christianity is believed to have been introduced in AD 40 by the Apostle Thomas] and Muslims
Unfortunately, the beauty of the river is only skin deep. Pollution from upstream and from the numerous Tourist boats mean that the coliform count is very high and the water itself is undrinkable. This inspite of the relative lack of Industry .
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chrisvek (5645) 2012-04-12 11:26
Very nice landscape.Excellent colors and nice lightning.I also like the small reflections.Very nice time for this shoot and POV too.Great result.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-12 11:52
Beautiful landscape shot with lovely colors and fine POV, well done. Nice play of warm light also.
yquem46 (32823) 2012-04-12 12:30
A nice sky with mild morning light and people on their boats simply as silhouettes
Very well done
brianmcc (5536) 2012-04-12 15:19
the colours in your picture are beautifully subtle and very appealing. the cloud formations in the sky add great mood to the picture. the positioning of the boat is superb. a great composition.
Paul57 (2205) 2012-04-20 12:18
Beautiful 'dawn' photo. Great POV and nice cloud formation. Well done. TFS.