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Kallada Jalotsavam

Kallada Jalotsavam
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Copyright: JEAN PAUL (japiey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Action
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-23 23:08
Viewed: 3258
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is shot from the Kallada Boat race held at Kollam.

Kallada Boat Race (Kallada Jalotsavam) is one of the most famous boat races held in South Kerala, India. The boat race is an annual event in which almost all the famous snake boats (Chundanvallam) take part. The Jalamela is organised with a view to promoting tourism and also to encourage the spirit of water sports among the youth of Kerala , upholding the tradition of Gods own country. The Kallada Jalolsavam is conducted and celebrated with all Gaiety and Festive spirit at Muthiraparambu Karoothrakadavu course of the Kallada river in the Muneroethuruth Panchayath which is just less than half an hour drive away from Kollam City.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-07-23 23:30]

Hi Jean...
Beautiful documentary shot...
Nice scene with nice colors...
Have a nice weekend...

Hello J.P.

You did well to achieve such a lovely diagonal composition from the line of paddlers, which is sharply focussed.
The vivid colours speak of fun and festival, fitting well with your descriptive notes.
Have you ever taken part in this interesting race?

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Hi Jean,
Very intriguing shot, looks like a great event to witness. You've frozen the action well, with only minimal signs of motion blur. The colours look vivid, and the details well focused against the background. The frozen water droplets in the air are a bonus too. Well captured.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-07-24 1:35]


Good repetition of the dual verticals of both the men & their upright oars. A superb daily life scene with good colour & sharpness. Bon travail et amicalement!

Hi jean
wonderful moment captured
good image for dinamic effect and pov
always good to see your photos

Hello Jean,
well captured moment. I liked DOF and POV
Good using of light
Selahattin E

Boa tarde JP,
One more great shot. Very well composed, nice colors and lights, excellent POV. Interesting scene.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-07-26 4:30]

Nice shot, JJ

Am I glad you are back!

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-07-30 8:48]

Hi Jean

it must be fun being in such events... you really captured the action spirit amazingly here, the repetition of men and their paddles, facial expressions, warm colors and lighting...the droplets spraying in the air..such a dynamic shot well managed and composed..

best wishes

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