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Sunset on backwater

Sunset on backwater
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kerala Trip
Theme(s): Sunsets, 100 points or more, My Photos >= 100 points, KERALA, GOD'S OWN COUNTRY. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-21 7:27
Viewed: 5438
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 142
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Hello TL, back from vacation...
and lots of picture to look and sort from Holland, Belgium, Germany and India.

Starting with this one from India, Kerala...Cochin....while doing boating on backwater. This is the sunset I was able to get.
Sunset my one more favorite subject, and getting such scene thru the Chineese fishnets was a dream come true.

The fishnest here in picture is used for the night fishing, and that small dome like structure is the place where fisherman sleep in the night. Lot will come in due course on Chineese fishnets and other beautiful things from Kerala.

Friends, after almost 37 hours of journey, I'm back here. As you see, I tried to use the Internet to do critique from airport in layover time. Will be regular soon on TL.

Thank you for all your visits on my photos.
Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. ---
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-10-21 7:47]

Welcome back dear Vandana !


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-21 7:56]

Hi Vandana
Great capture here, beautiful colors, great composition, and a superb POV, you have, once again, done a real great job, my compliments. TFS.
ps. Hope your vacation went as planed, and that you had a good time while traveling around.

Hi Vandana

Lovely image, I like the structure framed against the sunset. Wonderful light and well composed



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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-10-21 8:10]
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Dear Vandana, it are as if you want catch the sun with the fichingnet! beautiful picture. Greetings from brugge!

Hello Vandana
Wonderfull compo and perspective.Very nice sunset lovely scene.Well Done My Friend.TFS.

Witaj Vandana,

Beautiful capture here we have with great atmosphere and warm colours. Nice composition and interesting note. Well done & TFS :]

Pozdrowienia z Polski,
(Greetings from Poland)

hi vandana!
excellent sunset photo, beautiful colors and silhouettes.

Hi Vandana,
That's a very interesting fish net. Useful note. Lovely sunset colors. Well done.

Hi Vandana,
Glad you are home safe. Hope you have some time to relax.
How lovely that you managed a shot from this fishing net - I have seen them in a painting and they are indeed very special. Imagine that fisherman sleeping there.....
Welcome back here then Vandana and take care - we will see the memories you brought home with you.
Els and Ad

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2007-10-21 10:01]

Hi Vandana,beautiful sunset,Light and colours are perfect.TFS.Necla.

yes nature will find its way, and you got this beauty with you, nice shot, a very dramatic sunset.TFS.

very nice sunset........tfs

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-10-21 12:29]

Ive good memories of this place in 1982,realy nice photo Vandana,thanks.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-21 12:32]

Hello Vandana didi,

Home is always a home and you have beautifully captured this moment in a magnificient frame. Thatching of the golden hue is fabulous. Nice evening shot, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Preciosos los colores de este cielo.
Estupendo encuadre y buen marco.
Saludos Vandana, JL.

Good to see you back Vandana
Strong opening from the US home grounds this photo.
Tired? Bye for now

Hello Vandana :)
What a wonderful sunset ! Beautiful colours and excellent POV ... it's a dream for me, really.
Thanks for the note too :)
See you soon

Hi Vandana! Very rich colors and a romantic looking setting! Must have been quite a rewarding trip!

Hi Vandana, it's an excellent shot, very colorful and pretty. Good compo. TFS

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-10-21 22:27]

Hello Vandana:)))
Great shot - absolutely "WOW" one - super nice :):):

Welcome back Vandana.. very beautiful colors...
very beautiful image...
well done

Hi Vandana,
See y'r back in the US! Long trip wish you all the rest needed now! Great capture of India really striking colours and all well composed.
Take care my dear see you around on TL.

:) Later...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-22 4:06]

Hi Vandana

Fantastic graphism & silhouettes of the fishing net, in this superb sunset, with marvellous colour. Tfs!

Hello Vandana,
What a wonderful sky!
And the ancient fishing device contrasts so nicely in the strong silhouette...
The image conveys well the atmosphere, and the light reflects so nicely off the water!
Pablo -

Hi Vandana, nice to see you back with this beautiful photo! You captured so well the sense of this place like we see in movies!
Love the golden tones on the silhouette!
Very good pov, and exposure.

Great work! Take care, Yan :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-22 6:19]

Superbly rich colours and details, Vandana
So good to have you safely back home

Hi friend,nice colours and composition.Great shot.

Hi Vandana, the sky's on fire. very beautiful!

Hello dear Vandana,

WOW!!! Amazing shot! Very impressive mood, excellent lighting and lovely silhouettes. The colors are fantastic!
So your back home now, full of memories and photos!
Hugs from both of us!

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-10-22 11:11]

Hi Vandy
Interesting abstraction with good textures!
Attractive night colours!

Hey Vandana !
the backlighting from the sky is really something here - the sky itself is well focused with decent colour and well exposed.
Great semi-silhouettes and composition.

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Very wonderful shot here Vandana of a gorgeous sunset! Nice tones, excellent sharpness! Really good glow off the water! I like it!

Hi Vandana,
Very nice photo.
Beste regards,

This is absolutely gorgeous Vandana! I love the colors and the dark silhouettes in the foreground...
A real stuning image!


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-10-22 14:21]

Err... I'm short of words here. Stunning, Vandana. Beautiful compo, a very nice sunset with that thick cloud layer... and a beautifully silhouetted structure. Splendid colours... I adore sunsets too, this is a very beautiful one.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-10-22 14:59]

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful cloud patterns against the setting sun. The structure in the foreground makes it interesting.

Hi Vandana,
What a comeback, Madame! Awesome sunset scene, with seeming like a burning sky. I hope You didn't really do that. :) Stunning capture, congrats and tfs. Best regards, László

Oh, Vandana, what a treasure! A most beautiful sky, and an informative note as well. Can't wait to see the rest of the gems you brought home from your travels.
All the best,

Hello Vandana!
You did get a great shot of the sunset , beautiful sky and the silhoettes of the fishing net and dock there really are great, wow, this is one beautiful scene! Glad you had a great vacation and looking forward to seeing more of your trip! TFS

Hi Vandana

Nice Sillhoutte and very interesting subject...

Amri HMS

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful sunset. Living in Tucson, the capital of sunsets, they are dear to my heart and yours is spectacular. Vivid colors, well exposed with great composition.


Hi Vandana,

This surely isn't very Dutch ;-). Nice one here with the vibrant backlight. The scene itself is a bit overly dark. Did you shoot this in Raw? Would make it easier to work on the shadows!


Hi Vandana,

Excelente composición y unos colores realmente bonitos el POV es genial. buen disparo.



WOW! beautiful sunset captured.
Love that golden light
:) later

Hello Vandana,

Ah!.... I see that you also have a beautiful sunset here.
beautiful look of colors and details.
Wonderful light and well composed.
Congratulations Vandana


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-10-23 5:06]
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Hello Vandana, and well come back!
This is an amazing sunset picture, for me is the favourite moment in day...for taking picture also :).
Great composition, colors and POV. Thank you.

Hi Vandana, superb sunset with wonderful colors, splendid silhouette, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ah Vandana! So now we see the marvelous effect India has on your creativity! This is a great picture! I love the depth you have created in this picture and I think that the composition is excellent also, creating a wonderful atmosphere.
Well done!

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-10-23 11:14]

Hi dear Lady Vandana;himmm very soft and romantic a sunset view,and excellent pov....

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-10-23 11:21]

Hi Vandana,
What a beautiful sunset! The colors are gorgeous and the lighting reflections on the sea are very well rendered. Peaceful and serene scene! Welcome back! Annie

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-10-23 12:33]

Hi Vandana,
Thanks for sharing these wonderfull sunset colors . I like your POV thru the net . Good idea . You have a fantastic gallery .

hello!a lovley place!wonderful capture!tfs

Hi Vandana,
This is a beautiful sunset. Tonalities of colors are great and sillhouetes very well used.

Best regards,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-10-23 19:39]

Great capture, beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Well done.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-24 6:00]

Hi Vandana ;)
strong and impressive atmosphere...nice POV,
J ;)

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-10-24 11:31]

I like this stromg colors of clouds and sunset.
Excellent POV and compo

Beautiful compo in black and gold, I like the magnificent sky and the silhouettes.



Hi Vandana,
Very lovely sunset view with fabulous colors, reflections and silhoutes!

Indeed, nature is so perfect. Just yesterday, as I was bikeriding to work amongst as much nature as you can get, I was thinking exactly that: nature works with such perfection!


excellent Vandana!! really excellent!! great colors captured.. great light!! i like this look full of mood.. perfect intensity!! the subject is wonderfull!! u have made a great job!!
ciao Marco

Well composed Vandana. Good colour, lovely light and very good silhouettes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Golden Willows - Two Years On’

Hi Vandana,

there are similar fishing machine in southern Italy, I posted some shot with this subject. I like yours, the sky is stunning!



Hi Vandana.
Welcome back,this is great photo,amazing sky,very impressive.Well done.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Welcome home Vandana, well your second home anyway! Lovely photo, & love the sillouette of the fish house & nets! Very good! Thanks for dropping by to say hello even when busy in your homeland! Hope you had a wonderful time! :} Don

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-10-28 10:41]

Okay I am lagging behind here. Beautiful colors and a very interesting pov! Beautifully captured. TFs

Beautiful strong image, Vandana! Amazing sky and nice black silhouettes. Good use of light. Great POV. Well composed and presented.

i saw exactly like this one in travel & living documentary about kerala.. i love this part of India.. even the foods look fantastic and delicious.. (that what i saw on tv.. hehe)

wonderful shot of tis sunset, Vandana :))

tfs and regards, terry
later :))

Hello Vandana.
You have a beautiful gallery and a great eye for including man made structures in your landscapes, such as the windmills and this beautiful fishing structure. Wonderful light and colour. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-11-04 10:14]

Sunset with culture. One of my favourites. TFS. K2

Hello Vandana,

Beautiful image of the Chinese fishnets.
Nice POV, great details, amazing colors...just perfect!
Very special atmosphere:)

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-11-12 6:55]

Hi my friend.

Great shot my friend. What beautiful colours. Its just outstandig and the structure gave depth and dramatic effect to the overall composition. Congrats my friend.



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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-12-03 15:01]

Everything was said alreday dear Vandana.
Stunning capture.
My complimants and thanks for sharing.
Janek Kloss

Dear Vandana,
Actually I was more attetive to your 'notes'than to your photos.Though I am not well in this language, I must say BEAUTIFUL.As I am from Kerala,I enjoyed your description of my state.Thank you. Babujayan

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