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Periyar Landscape

Periyar Landscape
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-01
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon 801 S, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-02 4:35
Viewed: 9052
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Periyar protected area lies in the middle of a mountainous area in the Western Ghats. In the north and the east it is bounded by mountain ridges of over 1700 Meter altitude and toward the west it expands into a 1200 Meter high plateau. From this level the altitude drops steeply to the deepest point of the reserve, the 100 Meter valley of the river Pamba. The highest peak is the 2019 Meter high Kottamalai.

The sanctuary surrounds picturesque 26 kmē Periyar lake, formed by the building of Mullaperiyar Dam in 1895. This reservoir and the Periyar river meander around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.

The Periyar tiger reserve is a well monitored National park and the Ecotourism project in the park is considered to be one of the successful ecotourism projects in India. The core zone of the park is not accessible to the tourists. Within the buffer zone of 430 kmē, a zone of 55 kmē is kept apart for tourism. This zone essentially covers the bank and edges of the lake. In the lake, boat travel are offered to the tourists.
In the buffer zone there is also the temple of Sabarimala, which is visited by about 4 million pilgrims annually.

I took the first boat just to get the reflections.Otherwiase, once the boat ride starts we never get this type of mirror reflection in the water. I used Nikor 28-105mm lens and handheld, with auto exposure.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2006-11-02 5:09]

Hi Satish,
Beautiful reflections and love the colors. Very nice.


Hi !beautiful place!I really like it!great colours!TFS

beautifully done, with wonderful colour adn refelction.


Hi Satish,
What a serene looking scenery. The dead trees and the excellent reflection make this photo really impressive. I first thought it was a duo tone photo, but then saw the different colors in the BG. Excellent work.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-02 11:50]

What an impressive view of this amazing lake. We also have a very similar one in my country (Michal has a picture of it in his gallery) but i never got arround to see it live yet.
Anyway, this is truelt a magnificent post, with a very good low POV, very good exposure management and an excellent DOF.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Calm athmosphere and reflections r very nice...

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