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Sharp Bend Ahead

Sharp Bend Ahead
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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: 2009-02-21
Categories: Nature, Transportation
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-15 7:24
Viewed: 1924
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The road which runs along a mountain ridge to reach the hill country town of Haputale. This is one of the most scenic rides in the country with an approx 5300 feet drop from the ridge down to the Uva plains one side of the road. The intention of photo was to focus on the road, which has quite a few sharp bends like this. It can be quite tricky driving on this road when the mist rolls over it, which happens quite often in this area.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-15 8:05]


superbe image, quels beaux arbres, avec cett route qui fait la courbe, le signal avec son S, le beaux rocher, mangigique,.

bravo et amitiť


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-06-15 9:49]

hi Suba

Well, some of us one time or another must shoot a geometry of the highway curve and with some landscape and a tree. And you have included a sign.

I believe I have something like this too in my archive but never get posted :)

I like the clarity and sharp detail of this bright shot.

Nice work.

tfs, bill

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-06-15 10:13]

Nicely composed and capture Subashini

It would be a very sunny day, trees in MG adds alot! good inclusion of signboard!

Nicely done


Aha, there are traffic signs in sri lanka ! I didn't notice them. :-)
The curve is very nice captured. The sign extends it by telling us there is another curve behind this curve. Well seen.
Beautiful weather overthere. I think I have to go again to SL.

ciao Subashini..
intention was effective here.. i like forms and curves of this road.. nice geometry and interesting news in your note.. i would like to look more.. about the 5300 feet drop.. i suppose it should be a fabolous panorama!.. many thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Subs,
A very nice curvaceous lead-in to the majestic tree at the end of the arc. A superb composition. Hope things are well my dear...Greetings! Danilo

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-06-15 20:19]
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Hi Subs,
Very nice image. Leaves the viewer with a quetion as to what exists beyond the curve and below the ridge. I must say the road looks to be in pretty good condition for a Sri Lankan road!

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-06-16 7:37]

wow :D so much since i haven't heard from you :D
How are you?
I've seen you have posted dome great great shots :D
Very nice pov and colors on this one too

I wish you a beautiful day!


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-06-17 4:39]

Hello Subashini
Great perspective and composition with this curve of the desert and arid street making a strong contrast with the blue sky and the green trees in front.
Cheers, mb

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-17 23:51]

Hi Subashini
Wonderful landscape and highway. Nice color with wonderful composition.The lighting is wonder with trees, clouds, sign and the road line. Nice contrast.
Tin Soe

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-06-20 15:06]

hi Subashini,
beautiful light and sharpness.I liked curving road so much.TFS.Necla.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-12 7:17]

Hi Subashini

Excellent sharpness with the sumptious curves of the road adding nice lead in lines & diminishing linear perspective. Good colour, saturation & light contrasts. The 'N' shaped road sign is a good inclusion. Tfs!

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