Have a Wonderful Weekend….

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Have a Wonderful Weekend….
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Image by -Reji
Spending a day away from the "madding crowd", our daily chores and onshore busy life, floating in the solitude of cool breeze-laden and vast back-waters of Kerala is truly a relaxing experience.

These House- Boats are fuly furnished one/two bed room houses with attached baths and kitchen. The crew includes one cook too to prepare and serve you local specialities.. Karimeen ( a local fresh water fish)and Konchu(lobster) are well-known sea food varieties.

The houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation.

The popularity of Kettuvallams has returned in the function as major tourist attractions.

Such a houseboat is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 m) long and about 15 feet (4.6 m) wide at the middle. The hull is traditionally made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is ‘Anjili’.( In recent years plastic has replaced wood) The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil.

petal shadows
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Image by Will Montague
View On Black
View LARGE On Black

This a shot on a recent morning of some flowers in our kitchen that were backlit at the time by sun coming through a window. The backlighting created a nice silhouette of the stamen against one of the petals, as well as some other cool shadows. I cropped the shot a bit and bumped up some of the color levels to give is a more defined contrast. Seemed like a decent result overall.

As always, any comments, suggestions, constructive criticism, etc., are welcomed and greatly appreciated.

The face of the photographer
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Image by Spyros Papaspyropoulos
My Sony NEX-6 has this cool feature that let’s you take a photo using your iPhone as a remote viewfinder and shutter button. This freedom can help you get really creative. In this photo, I set my camera on an inverted bowl in my kitchen, with my 50mm equipped and I placed myself directly under the kitchen lamp. I could see my pose in my iPhone and so I knew exactly how the shot would turn out. Because there was so much light on my, the camera exposed my face making everything in the back, including my kids playing, go black. I enjoyed that experiment. It was fun!

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