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photoblog image The Concrete face of Faith

The Concrete face of Faith

This is the Velankanni Matha Church which is built in between the Tea Gardens on the road to Kuttikanam which is a small town en-route to the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The road is flanked by unending stretches of cardamom, tea and coffee plantations. This towering building in between the scenic plantations is a treat to the eyes and I couldn't resist pulling over to have a closer look.

There are times when we see such magnificient structures and wish to take that one perfect shot. Wasn't any different with me - just that the Church was built atop a small hill with stairs leading upto it, and the courtyard in front was just around 15-20 metres wide, going further away to get the whole structure in the frame would have required me to climb down the stairs and thus the whole structure couldn't have been accomodated in the frame, which ultimately meant that I couldn't get a straight-on shot without the luxury of a wide-angle lense, which I didn't have. Thats when I decided to squeeze myself into one side of the fence on the courtyard and get an angled shot. Hope I'll have the required luxuries when I visit next time :-)

The Concrete face of Faith

This is the Velankanni Matha Church which is built in between the Tea Gardens on the road to Kuttikanam which is a small town en-route to the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The road is flanked by unending stretches of cardamom, tea and coffee plantations. This towering building in between the scenic plantations is a treat to the eyes and I couldn't resist pulling over to have a closer look.

There are times when we see such magnificient structures and wish to take that one perfect shot. Wasn't any different with me - just that the Church was built atop a small hill with stairs leading upto it, and the courtyard in front was just around 15-20 metres wide, going further away to get the whole structure in the frame would have required me to climb down the stairs and thus the whole structure couldn't have been accomodated in the frame, which ultimately meant that I couldn't get a straight-on shot without the luxury of a wide-angle lense, which I didn't have. Thats when I decided to squeeze myself into one side of the fence on the courtyard and get an angled shot. Hope I'll have the required luxuries when I visit next time :-)

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 Jun 2007, 08:07
That is a FABULOUS structure, Thomas. I can see why you had to stop. I think you did better than fine with this shot. It's lovely in every way. WOW!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie, appreciate your kind words smile
Awesome structure...
Thomas Mathew: Ya, it was worth the stop smile
  • Ellie
  • 7 Jun 2007, 23:29
Wow Thomas, what a magnificent picture.

Now, that was my first thought when it opened, then I read your narrative and see the effort put into capturing this, it was well worth it.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx a lot Ellie smile
What an incredible building. I love stone and the intricate details in this structure are fantastic. Glad you went to all the trouble to share this with us.
Thomas Mathew: It was worth the trouble Mary, thanx for the kind words smile
  • Jyoti
  • 8 Jun 2007, 08:05
Another good one smile Actually i will say the description is what made the pic look more beautiful!! I love the way you describe your pics smile
coool pic.. love the sharpness and the details
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Mate smile
Impressive building Thomas and your composition is really good ! Bravo !
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Zeb, I'm glad u liked it smile
Nice structure. Lovely light and tack sharp
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Anup smile
Excellent!!! Love the colours!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx dude smile
i want to phots

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