Backwater Belts, by Nirmal Harindran

Shot at a village near ‘Cherai’, Kerala gifted by its backwaters lying between the midland plains and coastal belts. I was driving pass the coastal routes when i suddenyl felt an urge to stop the vehicle and investigate this lonely place with my camera when I saw the lovely coconut trees at the distance which made the landscape look like a painting to me. Once again celebrating Kerala with my camera no wonder this place is called God’s own country. The abandoned country boat here just adds to the beauty of the backwaters.

Backwater Belts, by Nirmal Harindran

Nikon D40 with Nikor 18-55mm, Exposure: 1/200sec at f/16.0, ISO 200, Focal Length: 18mm
Backwater Belts, by Nirmal Harindran

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 23
Photo of the Day Award Category: Nature Photography
Photograph Location: Kerala | India

Photographer: Nirmal Harindran (Cochin, Kerala, India) Registered
Hailing from the city of looms and lores, Kannur, Kerala, photography and traveling was not a choice but became of a way of life for Nirmal Harindran like an inherent need. He loved photographing images and also painting and sketching since when he does not remember. But when he was 16 he saw a documentary film featuring ‘Reza’ the photographer and founder of ‘AINA’ and then he wanted to put himself to the extremes at that point but soon he realized more than just thinking about photographing the tragedy of a war what he should be hoping is the war and the tragedy within the war to be over soon. Then he got a job as an assistant in a local studio in his city, Cochin and the same time he was doing his graduation and post graduation as well on subjects that he didnt wish to learn although. But he took projects during free time and later left the studio and started freelancing and discovered the never ending excitement of taking the uncertain routes. He just loves to capture all his travel moments without losing its essence.

At present he is working as a freelance travel photographer and when it comes to academics he holds a masters degree in MBA(HR) and he is carrying on travel and life style research study with specific interest in changes in livelihood patterns across the world.
Website: http://chainedprosperity.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirmalharindran/

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