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The Beauty Of Ooty

Picture taken from the garden of our hotel in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

11 responses

  1. Loz

    I have fond memories of Ooty! Did you arrive via steam train?

    February 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

    • No, steaming car! We hope to try the narrow-gauge railway today.

      The night-time temperatures plunge down towards zero but the days are fortunately warm and sunny..

      February 15, 2012 at 7:59 am

  2. This is breathtaking in so many ways.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

    • The hill stations of India are renown for their beauty – but Ooty has to be amongst the very best..

      February 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    Utterly entrancing. Narrow gauge-railway – what fun.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    • It looks as if we won’t have enough time to take a trip on the narrow-gauge railway – so now I have the perfect reason to return!

      February 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  4. Now tell me honestly, do you tweak the colour even a little bit?

    February 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    • Tweak? Moi?!

      I didn’t have to, but I do keep my camera’s colour settings on “vivid”.

      I took the picture during the late afternoon when the sun was still shining brightly on the hills but the valleys were in shadow. I am also zooming in a fair amount, whilst the exposure readings are being taken for the middle distance, which gives the hills less definition and slight over-exposure.

      February 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  5. JGP


    February 17, 2012 at 1:08 am

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