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A waterfall today, but tomorrow... ?!

Posted by
Mithun Varma (Bangalore, India) on 24 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Athirappilly waterfalls, Kerala, India. This beautiful falls will be coming to an end very soon. A proposed hydel power project will see to the end of this beauty. :(

There is a group of acitivists who stand for the protection of the river and the wild life in the forests surrounding this river. Please read more about this effort here. Please support this good cause!!

This shot was taken during the summer season when the water was scanty. The falls attain its full beauty in the rainy season!

Canon PowerShot S5 IS 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 6 mm

Thank you for stopping by my photoblog. Please provide your comments on my snaps. Your valuable suggestions are greatly appreciated and will help me learn and improve. Have a nice day!

ashwin from hyd, India

Nice one...not familiar with the conventional aesthetics of photography... but thought the grass in the foreground injected a bit of personality into it :)

26 Oct 2009 4:09am

@ashwin: Thank you Ashwin! Even I am not familiar with the conventional aesthetics. Thought the grass would look good in the foreground and to my eyes it looked pretty fine. Had taken a shot without the grass. I liked this one and so went ahead posting. Good to know that you also liked it this way :)

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Nice gushing pic :) I also liked the shiny grass on the foreground ;)

26 Oct 2009 5:41am

@Ravi: Thanks a ton Ravi!

Raghu from India

nice pic valyetta.u could have given some more details.or could have given a link of chalakudy puzha samrakshana samiti.(get it from my father).one more thing ,this hydo electric proposal will not come into being as we stand together against this dam (killer of many wild animals).also accept my thanks for posting this photo which gives a boost to the activists who are fighting to save this beauty.

26 Oct 2009 2:15pm

@Raghu: Thanks Raghumaash. I thought of putting the link ( http://chalakudyriver.org/ ), but the domain has expired. Anyway I am adding another link which I found now. And lets stand for the cause and see to it that the waterfalls and the wild life survives :)

Azher Ibrahim from Chennai, India

good one.. the grass gives the photo the different colours

26 Oct 2009 4:00pm

@Azher Ibrahim: Thank you for the visit and comment Azher! Pls keep visiting :)

Srujan Chennupati from Hyderabad, India

Lovely shot!

27 Oct 2009 8:39am

@Srujan Chennupati: Thank you Srujan!!

Pai from Bangalore, India

Grass foreground il ullathu kollam.. Photo kurachu koode mechamakkan foreground il kurachu tharuneemanikale nirthamayirunnu.. :D

28 Oct 2009 5:02am

@Pai: tharuNeemaNikaLe aareyum kitteella!! illenkil njaan nirththiyEne!! :)

Neeraj from Bangalore, India

nice snap varmaji, now only i come to know about this hydro electric project... desp :-(

30 Oct 2009 1:33pm

@Neeraj: Hope the project never materialises!

Sriram from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot...

3 Nov 2009 7:28am

@Sriram: Thank you Sreeram! Please keep visiting.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

How beautiful.. love the framing with the green grass in the foreground.

3 Nov 2009 9:50am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito!

Anita Bower from United States

I like the angle of view you chose, with the green grasses in the foreground, the brown and white falls in the middle and the blue sky above. The trees nicely pick up the green.

3 Nov 2009 11:49am

@Anita Bower: Thanks for the comment Anita!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Beautiful place !

4 Nov 2009 3:09pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana!

Nithin from India

Breathtaking, etta. Great shot.

4 Nov 2009 6:54pm

@Nithin: Thank you Nithin :)

Sugata from Newark, United States

This is a lovely shot! A perfect composition, and the scene is breathtaking too!

5 Nov 2009 6:56pm

@Sugata: Thank you Sugata!

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull landscape and waterfall

5 Nov 2009 10:50pm

@Veronelle: :) Thanks!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Will be a sorry day when this is lost to 'progress' . . seems to be happening everywhere.

8 Nov 2009 9:46pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Yeah.. A very sad truth.. Thank you for the visit. Pls drop by often.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh how beautiful!!! You must have more photos from this place! Share with us :))) It will be very sad to see the end to this beautiful waterfall!

9 Nov 2009 6:37pm

@Magda: Thank you Magda! Lets pray that the beauty continues to exist.

sakshi from Boston, United States

Don't know what's wrong with people who want to have a dam over such a natural beauty? Nice shot and I liked the way you have included the grass

13 Nov 2009 3:09pm

@sakshi: A dam would let authorities to make money hand over fist. I guess that would be the motivation rather than development and electricity generation!

Thank you for the visit and comments!

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

waw very nice!

15 Nov 2009 3:57pm

@Anouk: Thanks!

Vijay from India

good one...i liked the grass very much :)

16 Nov 2009 6:10pm

@Vijay: Thanks Vijay!

Nishana Minhaz from Calicut / Kochi, India

Beautiful!! Never been to this place.. Guess I should go see it soon, if its gonna be turned into a dam.. (Hope it doesn't!)
A well-composed image, Varmaji..

22 Nov 2009 2:05pm

@Nishana Minhaz: Thank you Aana! Its better you rush to the place soon.. Its even more beautiful when it is raining!

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Beauty... ve been to athirampally.... And am positively in love with the place... ur pic has captured the beauty of the place.... Too good

9 Apr 2010 12:57pm

@Sriraam Kalingarayar: Thanks a ton for the kind comment! :)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
1/250 second
ISO 100
6 mm