This week’s theme given me a chance to view the change of pace of life from a different angle, and how people miss to appreciate the beauty of nature while rushing…
Let me share my first entry for the Photography 101 challenge,
Thanks a lot for Paula’s entry for this theme :) which is the inspiration behind this post…
Is it a bit of an exaggeration to call my native Kerala, “God’s Own Country” ???
This question used to pop up in my mind on seeing ads from Kerala Tourism department.
But, one year of travel through the length and breadth of this state wiped off all the doubts in my mind.
And now it’s your turn :)
We were on our way to watch the annual Snake Boat Race, organized by “Navodaya Club“, at Mangalassery. A small village of Kannur district in North Kerala. This was the view waited for us, as we took a turn and descended to the riverside.
We stopped for a while and savored the beauty at our backyard for some time.
People always associate “Vallam Kali” or “snake boat race” to the vast backwaters of south kerala.
Here, in northern districts of Kannur and Kasaragod it’s a rare event and been introduced only a few years back. This year’s event was the third edition at Mangalassery and held on 21st September.
As it’s something quite new for most of the crowd, they really enjoyed even the practice sessions.
As the real race started, I just became part of the crowd.
I am sure, I’ll be back there for the next edition…
You need luck,more than anything else, to get a good image. That’s one of my philosophy on photography :)
But it’s debatable and you can decide whether the image below is a good one :)
I just loved the way butterflies descents and lands on flowers, and let me share such an image for this week’s photo challenge,
If there is one picture, that could undoubtedly represent the exotic North Kerala, then that should be of “Theyyam“.
Where meager mortals transforms to immortals and bless the devotees with the divine dance.
Let me share this image for this Week’s Photo Challenge
You can have a look at my post Theyyam: The Divine dance from God’s own country for more images.