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Morning Office

Morning Office
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Copyright: Manas Arvind (manasarvind) (25)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 8:02
Viewed: 4349
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Dal Lake is a famous lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. The lake itself is connected to a number of other lakes of the valley. It is well known for its shikaras or house boats. With the onset of militancy in the state, tourism dwindled in the 1990s; however after concerted efforts by the authorities, tourist inflow has slightly improved. During the winter season the lake sometimes freezes over. Water hyacinths and silt are the major problems affecting the lake. Most of the shore of the Lake is a boulevard, lined with Mughal-era gardens, parks, and high-end hotels.

Though a resident of India, and a travel enthusiast, I could visit Srinagar (capital of kashmir) only recently. Dal is not just a lake, it's a city. and when I say it, I mean it. with over 1500 houseboats, markets, factories, postoffice and countless shikaras (the smal boat you see in the background) many live permanently in the lake, and row their shikara to work.

This shot was taken, early morning, with resident birds going around looking for food, oblivious of the, now rare, terrorism and gunshots.

I hope to add more pictures of Dal and its life, over the next few days. watch out for this space.

keep clicking

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-07-14 9:06]

Hi Manas
I really liked your photo, the birds in the first plane are very well composed.
Good DOF, POV and reflexes of the birds in the water.

Hi, Manas,
Welcome to TN. Here you will learn a lot and good appriciation also. Your picture is very nice with different Composition. The lighting is very pictorial. TFS.

Hi Arvind,
An excellent shot with good DOF,POV,colours and compo.

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