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Copyright: Subashini Sivadevan (subs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-26
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-21 7:20
Viewed: 1990
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A continuation of my Monsoon Series

The opening of the sluice gates of the reservoir Kalawewa to let out the excess water during the monsoon season resulted in this surge of flood water gushing through the land enveloping everything in its way. The overspill is visible in the background.

Such an event occurs only once a year in this region and attracts scores of spectators.

Kalawewa is an ancient reservoir built by King Dhatusena around 400 AD. This reservoir has a circumference of 40 miles (64.4 km) and has a total area of seven square miles 7 square miles (18.1 km2) at full capacity.

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Ciao Subashini

Beautiful effects of this flood!
Sometimes around here, they have to do this and is also
very sad, you see everything being loaded by the force of water.
More has beautiful spectacle and visual!
Clarity and sharpness are excellent done.
Fine for looking.


Hi Subashini,
Excellent tones and colors. A great action shot. Very brave to stand in and take the shot! Well done.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-06-21 9:00]

Hi Subashini,
A wondeful landscape shot with this running water having this green cast which fits to the surrounding greenery.
Beautiful surfs and excellent color tones.
Nice POV with a quite considerable DOF.
Good light and an appropriate contrast.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hoi Subashini,
Very nice and very interesting posting ! Didn't know this is present in Sri Lanka.
Informative note with this excellent capture. Very nice colors and clearness. Good exposure. Very good POV with the overspill in the background.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-06-21 10:03]

Great shot of this flood water, you have shown very good how dangerous can be the water, excellent shot

boa noite Subashini
I like the the strong of water and the good sharpness you have caured. anotpther singualar and good photo
Um abašo

Hello,Subashini. This action photo is so pretty that we can see all the beautiful green tones in the water which is surrounded by green trees and their reflections. The exposure is perfect and the scenery with the surf is breath taking. The composition with the mini waves make it more attractive. Congratulations on a good post.

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