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Old 12th December 2009, 08:38   #241
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Day 4, November 30th 2009

Ooty - Glennmorgan - Pykara - Gudalur - Mudumalai - Bandipur - Gundulpet - Nanjangud - Mysore - Bangalore (359 Kms)



After a lazy breakfast, we checked out of the resort and hit the roads by 09:30AM. We have decided to drive through the long Gudalur route back to Bangalore, visiting the various places en route.

On the way we stopped at Kamaraj Sagar Dam. It is closed, but you can enter through some bushes here.


Kamaraj Sagar Dam
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Red Riding Hood waiting for me to return from Kamaraj Sagar Dam photoshoot
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We moved on. On the way I spotted this board which I liked .
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We stopped at the Tree Park. Tree park invokes some memory from 2006, hence spend some time and did the customary photo shoot on the low tree.


Power Puff Girls at the Tree Park
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You can still see the sky
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Junior Power Puff Girl posing
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The customary photoshoot on our Low Tree
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Old 12th December 2009, 09:30   #242
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Lalu, i think you should start a photography class. What is it that you do with the camera to get such beautiful pictures. I know it is wrong to envy but i do now. I am ready to be your student. Please continue doing the good work!
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Lalu, i think you should start a photography class. What is it that you do with the camera to get such beautiful pictures. I know it is wrong to envy but i do now. I am ready to be your student. Please continue doing the good work!
Majic, anybody who clicks Ooty will get such wonderful pictures. Ooty is really the queen of the Hills

As far as what I do - click the same scene with different settings and experiment and chose the best. I still have not learnt anything, I'm slowly understanding the details.

David D Busch's- A Guide to Digital SLR Photography really makes you understand the basics. Further I follow Digital Photo Projects for Dummies by Julie Adair King
Further I follow Lonely planets guide on Travel photography and Travel Writing.

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Lalu, i think you should start a photography class. What is it that you do with the camera to get such beautiful pictures. I know it is wrong to envy but i do now. I am ready to be your student. Please continue doing the good work!
I second that. What is it that you have done to the snaps! They are just too good ! Even I had been to Ooty, but definitely did not see it through this eye !

Also another thing I felt is that you guys left Bangalore by 3:45 and were in Ooty by 9 (and without stopping for breakfast).
That gives the full day to enjoy. I generally start at 6 AM and reach by 12 PM with elaborate breakfast break. And also I laze the rest of the day. That leaves only 2 days of sightseeing, (given that we do long weekends). And in these two days, I generally dont go far (read Conoor), thinking I will come once again !

But still the snaps ....... !!!
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super duper pics, and amazing trip.

BTW looks like ladakh trip has awaken the photographic beast in you
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I second that. What is it that you have done to the snaps! They are just too good ! Even I had been to Ooty, but definitely did not see it through this eye !
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But still the snaps ....... !!!
Thanks ampere for the kind words.


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Also another thing I felt is that you guys left Bangalore by 3:45 and were in Ooty by 9 (and without stopping for breakfast).
That gives the full day to enjoy. I generally start at 6 AM and reach by 12 PM with elaborate breakfast break. And also I laze the rest of the day. That leaves only 2 days of sightseeing, (given that we do long weekends). And in these two days, I generally dont go far (read Conoor), thinking I will come once again !
If you start early, you really get the day in hand. It also helps in avoiding breaks or the break will be at the destination itself.

Only downside is for sometime you have to drive in the night.

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super duper pics, and amazing trip.

BTW looks like ladakh trip has awaken the photographic beast in you
Thanks bharat.
Seems like it

Hey what happened to our April plans. HVK seems silent on that
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Day 4, November 30th 2009 continued

Shooting Point (Cinema Shooting Medu)



We reached Shooting Point by 10:15AM. Just looked around for 15 minutes.



Merging with the sky?
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Some statistics
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Goal of Life!
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The entry to Shooting Point. Looks unimpressive huh?
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The road to Gudalur, and the vehicles parked. On a peak season, finding a parking at this place will be a real pain
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50 - 50 , the meadows and the sky
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It's still a long way to the top
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Together we succeed
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Some Views around
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In 2006 we took a horse ride, thinking we'll go to the meadows below, but it was the customary 10 minutes stuff. So this time we decided to give it a miss.


A Horse Eye View
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By 10:30AM we left Shooting Point and headed towards Glenn Morgen





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Hi Laluks,

Like the management lessons by your power puff girls, especially

Long way to go...together we succeed part.




I am sure they will grow up and continue to have time, space, affection and be of support for each other.

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Day 4, November 30th 2009 continued

Glennmorgan


Glennmorgan is a 9KM detour on Ooty Gudalur route. At Glennmorgan there is an EB installation which is out of bounds for visitors. There is a nice viewpoint and a winch which goes down to the Moyar power station. With the required permissions you can visit them. Most details about this are discussed a few posts before.



Glennmorgan is a detour on Ooty Gudalur route
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Photoshoot of Red Riding hood on way to Glennmorgan
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Some views on the way
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We saw a small water fall and a stream
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The EB installation - warning.
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We settled near the Glennmorgan lake
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Day 4, November 30th 2009 continued

Misty Glennmorgan


Glennmorgan was covered with thick fog and we waited for it to clear. It was a very nice feeling with the fog playing hide and seek with us. We almost spent an hour here, it was just us alone there and we enjoyed the nature, our togetherness once again.


The Glennmorgan Lake
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Mist rising from the lake
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Mist moving across the lake.
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Mist moving across the lake, another view.
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Some more misty angles
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It was nice fun watching the fog appear and disappear.



We reached the Ooty Gudalur road back by 12:00PM.




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Thanks Lalu. For introducing us the Horse Eye view

You know what? Just like the birds eye view, where we cannot see the eye of bird, here also... hehehe...

Nice pictures. And I wonder how do you keep all these information even after days of travel.

Shooting spot - I guess once it was "officially" made a shooting spot, seldom people take films here. Now there destination is all Europe and west.

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Hi Laluks,

Like the management lessons by your power puff girls, especially

Long way to go...together we succeed part.

I am sure they will grow up and continue to have time, space, affection and be of support for each other.
Thanks Star for the wishes.

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Thanks Lalu. For introducing us the Horse Eye view

You know what? Just like the birds eye view, where we cannot see the eye of bird, here also... hehehe...

Nice pictures. And I wonder how do you keep all these information even after days of travel.

Shooting spot - I guess once it was "officially" made a shooting spot, seldom people take films here. Now there destination is all Europe and west.

I keep some notes as my backup, whenever my RAM overflows - which usually does quite fast
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hey laluks, awesome pictures especially the last set, its wonderful to sit there quietly and watch the mistic water. entire pics here are nice and just cant wait for more.

Keep them coming
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wonderful lalu, thanks for the tips on photography will look forward for getting these books and also is this all for the day or are we to expect more!
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Laluks, hats off to your narration and photography . You have created a totally new benchmark in these areas.
The photos are breathtaking, so I can only imagine what it must have been to witness it in person.
I am sure there would be many others like me heading towards the Nilgiris asap .

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