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Cascading Milk

Cascading Milk
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-10
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L5
Exposure: f/4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 8:52
Viewed: 5818
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Near the town is the famous Shivanasamudra waterfall. The Kaveri River splits here into two branches and each branch cascades down rocky cliffs. The more popularly viewed cascade is known as Gaganachukki and the other cascade is known as Bharachukki. These spectacular waterfalls are surrounded by hill forests of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

[edit] Gaganachukki
The Gaganachukki is 98 m tall, and has a maximum recorded flow of 667,000 cubic feet per second (19,000 m/s). One of Asia's first hydro-electric power stations, still functional, is located at the waterfall. This is where hydroelectric power was harnessed for the second time (after Darjeeling) in Asia and the electricity thus produced was used in the Gold Mines of Kolar. Thus, Kolar Gold Fields became the first city in Asia to get hydro electricity. One can view these waterfalls from the Hydel Power viewing end or the Dargah end. The Gaganachukki itself has 2 facades, the western facade and the eastern facade. Many enthusiastic youngsters trek down the hillside towards the cascade and enjoy the water spray. One can ask the locals for directions to the Dargah and view the upstream end of the falls. The upstream is particularly awe inspiring after the monsoons when the Kaveri River is full.

[edit] Bharachukki
The Bharachukki is about a kilometer away from the Dargah. Bharachukki has a wider cascading edge. One section resembles a 'U' section, like the Niagara Falls. It also has nice graceful cascade along the side. There are much fewer visitors to this falls and there is no viewing gallery here.

Gaganachukki (Shivanasamudra Falls)

Barachukki (Shivanasamudra Falls)

(Gaganachukki Panoramic View)

Swimming is not advisable. The currents are quite strong and the gorge is quite deep. A number of lives have been lost attempting to swim here.


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Hello Arjun,

The picture is very well composed.Good Sharpness.TFS

Hallo Arjun
Absolutely beautiful capture of these magnificent and majestic waterfalls. Such a serene landscape. The tumbling water falling downwards looks very strong, and one can actually see the mist of the water. Looking at this scene makes you once again realise how huge and wonderful the Creation is. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-20 7:40]

Hello Arjun, what a great shot you did ! The composition is very well done and all the technical stuff is fantastic, thanks !


Arjun, Very nice point of view.
Regards, Murali Santhanam

Howdy Arjun! Wonderful lightness. Delicate fog. Amazing landscape. Original panorama. Good luck!

Young Arjun,
6 years ago Bernardete & I were here.
This location is HEAVEN on EARTH. The waters are sooooo clean.
We had to return to Canada fast; Bernardete got a stomach ailment within this area.
I love India; perhaps because I was born in India.
In Goa we have a waterfall called "DOOTH SAGOR". Translation: Milky Fall.
You have 'captured' the landscape MOST BEAUTIFULLY.
Mario in 'THANDA' Calgary. (-19*C)

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-11 2:38]

hi Arjun,
this is a fantastic shot. great pov and composition. beautiful view of a beautiful landscape that you have captured really well. looks like an amazing place. great work and thanks for sharing

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