Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blogadda Travel Photo contest


Blogadada has launched a contest wherein we have to post our 5 favourite travel Photos. So here are my entries, Photos special to me.
 
Sailing to a new horizon!
 
This picture is taken in Dabhol, Konkan Maharashtra. We had taken a ferry to cross the river divide. Two enthusiastic kids were trying their best to haul the boat towards the sea without fearing anything.
 
One fears when one think of failures. These kids seemed completely unaware of the word 'Failure' itself. What I like is when they saw me taking their photo, they posed themselves, smiling ear to ear. We can learn so much from these small kids! Travel does teach us a lot!
 
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In the wooks, by the river, I dream of a beautiful home…
 
This picture is taken at Lonavala, Maharashtra in Monsoon. I guess it's not a house, but should be some guest house.
 
But how beautiful it would be to live by a river. It brings dreams alive. No dream is bigger than to own a big beautiful house to relax! Home is home! It’s the home where we come back to relax after a long day of work.
 
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A painting before eyes…
 
This picture is again taken at Keukenhof, Netherlands. The garden produces tons and tons of tulips which form a big percentage of the country exports. The garden is open till April after which they are cut and exported before they get wilted. It's a beautiful landscape. I am sure you must have guessed it from the photo. What I like is the way it is maintained. It’s not easy to maintain acres and acres of land, along with deep care about the delicate flowers and the surrounding beauty.
 
It’s a learning for the Indian tourism, and equally for the Indians who tend to spoil beautiful places. India is full of beautiful places that needs attention and care.
 
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The Curve to Splendour, ‘The Himalaya’
 
The picture is taken in Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It's a beautiful and sparsely populated space, an ideal place for relaxation. If one is keen on activities, there are other choices, for the adventurers. One can go for  Trekking, Paragliding, Zorbing and also camping at Friendship point in the Himal!
 
Wouldn't you like to sit here and gaze at the picturesque beauty for hours ? Everything is special in this pic.
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For the shades of green!

Again a pic from Solang valley. Trekking back down in the cool, pleasant air. The river to the top is river Beas which flows all along Himachal Pradesh.

What I like the most about this picture is that one doesn’t need to be in the picture, just the photo springs out the freshness and coolness, what we yearn throughout the summer in the scorching heat. I met a lady while trekking down.

A beautiful village lady in a traditional attire and her son popped on her back. I asked permission for her picture. She hesitated first and asked me what would you do with the picture ? I wasn’t surprised. These are village people, innocent, far from the city mindset. “I’ll keep it with myself, as a reminder of this place”, I replied. They both smiled and posed for a picture.

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Travel and Learn…There are beautiful places out there!

These are my favourite photos. For more such entries, visit Travel Photos.
You can also visit my Photo Blog – Impression.

35 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures :)
    My favorite are #3and #4. Thank you for sharing these :D

    Good luck for the contest :)

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  2. Lovely pictures there! The view of Solang Valley is breath taking!

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  3. Beautiful !! Very nice pictures.

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  4. Thanks Megha for constantly inspiring with your visits... your photographs posted here show beautiful nature in all its glory and splendour.. loved each one of them.. more so of the house on the riverside.. but as you said home is where your heart is... does the location matter.. I liked the brief write-ups too.. keep the good work going..

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  5. Beautiful images. I liked Lonovala and Himalaya images most.
    All the best.

    My Travel Photos

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  6. Thanks Ramesh for visiting and replying. Yea, the surroundings have a great impression on me. Just think how calm and happy feeling would bring in to you when u r sipping tea sitting at the porch overlooking a beautiful sea. I am getting too dreamy ;)

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  7. Thanks Shubham...Why don't you too share some of your pics. You write good stories. Tell us one with pics :)

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  8. The last two are lovely. Good luck with your entry :)

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  9. Every picture is a beauty in itself

    Best of Luck..:P

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  10. great pics! Loved the bending road in Solang valley (Pic#4). all the best for the contest!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! I love your description under each picture.

    A little jealous that you're in India (:

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  12. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  13. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  14. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  15. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  16. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  17. don't be...it's just a matter whether u step out of home..even US have beautiful places, i've heard, but i dont know how safe it's there...now I should say that I am jealous that u r in "The US"

    but u know, there are so many people here too who haven't been out of Maharashtra...

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  18. Thanks Tarun..Hope you are posting too, atleast just for sharing...

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  19. wonderful to see this area through your eyes and lens. I loved seeing these photos.

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  20. True. Mi serious navti.. I was joking :) As it is I have only a few days left. Kashi ahes tu?? weather madhe kai improvement??

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  21. :) mi thik...tu kashi ahes ?
    weather madhe kahich improvement nahiye :( hopefully by the end of 1st week of june at least yeyil paus...

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  22. Those are wonderful pictures from around the world. I've actually been to the Keukenhof, as I lived in Holland during the 1970s. But my favorite is the one of the curvy road leading to the Himalayas, a place I'd absolutely love to visit as mountains are my favorite place to be.

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  23. The 3rd picture is quite delightful and eye pleasing .....
    it stands apart ...
    indeed a visual poetry

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  24. I had been in Holland for a couple of months for an assignment and absolutely loved there. I was there in spring, so that helped. All the European countries are so close and traveling is also convenient.

    About the mountains and Himalaya, it's my favorite too. The fresh air and the beauty, nothing can match it. This place in the pic is Himachal Pradesh, India. If possible, do visit :)

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  25. Mi thik ahe..
    Yeah, I guess summer this year is going to be bad. It was raining here last night, so that was good.

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  26. 1st and 2nd are so so beautiful... brilliant captures :)
    really a painting before eyes :P

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  27. Bingo...me too....now I am dreaming about it :)

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