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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Back Recognition Photography

I was sitting on a boat and taking a cruise through the Periyar Tiger Reserve of Kerala. My eyes were searching the banks for signs of any wildlife, but for a long while I could just see plain green grass.

 
To keep myself occupied, I decided to capture the various people sitting in the boat through my lens.


It was during this shoot that I figured out that maybe there should be a thing called “Back Recognition Photography” on the lines of “Facial Recognition/ Smile Capture Photography” as these shots offer a new and very interesting perception.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Through the winding tea estate roads of Munnar!!

A drive through the winding tea estate roads of Munnar is pure elixir.
  
 
Every turn has something to offer. But, overall, the GREEN colours are enthralling.

 
I have been lucky to drive/ride/walk on these roads quite a few times and that too in various seasons of the year.


Each and every time, the serenity and beauty of this place make my jaws drop.

 
This tea town of Kerala nestled in the Southern half of the Western Ghats is a great place to be one with nature!!

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The Sun is shining on Munnar Tea Estate!!

One can enjoy the charming sights of the Munnar Tea gardens in multiple ways.


It can be a drive through the winding roads surrounded by tea plantations, a stroll through the tea estates or simply on horseback.


And the beauty quotient of this picture book tea town increases exponentially when the sun is shining nice and bright.


And, as my luck would have it, the day was bright and the skies were blue when I walked out of my tent pitched amidst the tea gardens.


Thus, I got treated to some heavenly views of the Munnar horizon laced with an exotic combination of clear blue skies, dreamy clouds, bright sunshine, barren hills, tall trees and lush green tea plantations.


A stroll deeper into the tea estates brought me in close proximity to the workers of the tea estate who were busy picking fresh tea leaves.


The GREENS here are so hypnotic that I lost myself in it for a good while.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Campsite amidst the tea estates of Munnar!!

My friend and I were at Munnar, the tea capital of Kerala. It was late evening and heavy rains forced us to stop at the first piece of available flat land and to set up camp there.


Only when we got up in the morning did we realize that we had pitched our tent amidst tea gardens.

 
Unlike the evening before, the morning was bright and the skies were a clear blue.


The entire landscape of tea gardens wore an entrancing look.


Though the icing on the cake was taken by a group of kids diving and taking a swim in a nearby water tank!!

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Waterfall amidst a Tea Estate!!

I was meandering through the winding roads of Munnar when I chanced upon this very pretty sight.


It was the sight of a lovely waterfall set amidst lush green tea estate.


This waterfall is named “Periakkanal Waterfall” after the Periakkanal Tea Estate amidst which it is situated. The Periakkanal tea estate is owned by the Tata Tea Limited.

 
It sure is one of the abundant rich bounty of nature at Kerala’s tea capital of Munnar!!

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