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Old 2nd December 2009, 11:14   #31
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Wow, fantastic photos, i am enjoying it every moment! Please continue
Thanks Majic, hold on we have more to come. Hope I'll not let you down I am not very good at photography, and these are my first serious tries.

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Thanks dude for keeping up the words. Makes me njostalgic when i had been to all these paces just after marriage. last month i had been to bandipur and the roads were in the same condition. So i feel now also it is the same situation. You have covered good distnace in 4.5 hours and that too with ghat section
Thanks Shishir.
Those 9 KM are still the same.

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Fantastic pictures. Keep the details flowing.
Thanks Ashwin. Details coming up soon.

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I was in Ooty during this weekend. I think I did see you at Emerald Dam. I was in an Indica taxi

I agree with you, weather in ooty is the best right now.
I remember. Your taxi and my Red Riding Hood passed by at the Emerald Dam gate. Indeed the World is a very small place.

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Lalu - when do you plan to take some rest - er, from your travel !

So many trips this year - wonderful.

I noticed a marked change in the photographs and wanted to ask you, but SJ has already done the honours.

Good going - tell us more.
Well Murali, I guess I'd have to be at Bangalore till New year. So I guess I'll take rest from my travels now

This is my first try at some serious pictures. Please correct me if something could have been done better.

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These are some of the best photographs I have seen in the recent times. Though these locations are pictured so many times, they look so different. Waiting for more posts and thanks for sharing.
Thanks Indian ranger for the kind words. More coming up soon.

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Old 2nd December 2009, 11:18   #32
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Laluks, great snaps there. The colors are quite bright and the clarity is quite good. Am sure there are more coming our way.
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hey forgot to mention one more thing. the powerpuff kids are also cute
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Wow this is fantastic laluks, i'm dying to get up the hills now.
And you have clicked some really nice pics. Keep 'em coming.
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My friend, you've made my life simple !! i am going to Ooty on the 25th Dec. I've been going to ooty and am in no mood to go to the regular 'tourist' places. Will definitely take your thread as my reference.

any other bhpians going to ooty for the long weekend?
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Laluks, great snaps there. The colors are quite bright and the clarity is quite good. Am sure there are more coming our way.
Thanks Murali.
Yes, there are more. I'll be a bit slow since I'm handling the DSLR pictures for the first time.

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hey forgot to mention one more thing. the powerpuff kids are also cute
Thanks Shishir. They Rock

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Wow this is fantastic laluks, i'm dying to get up the hills now.
And you have clicked some really nice pics. Keep 'em coming.
Thanks Kraft.Wagen.
More coming up soon.

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My friend, you've made my life simple !! i am going to Ooty on the 25th Dec. I've been going to ooty and am in no mood to go to the regular 'tourist' places. Will definitely take your thread as my reference.

any other bhpians going to ooty for the long weekend?
Thanks 14000rpm. Other than the ones I had gone you can try getting a permit from EB/ forest Department to Parsons valley, Upper Bhavani, and Mukurthi areas. These are quite offbeat destinations and nature at its best. I had been there in 2006, on a wrong turn of road and ended up doing all this loop in the night , without any permits. But they really supported me in getting back, with a pilot Jeep from Parson Valley EB.
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Lalu i think you had aldready made an impact with the Leh photos,i feel that you are doing a brilliant job. I do also acknowledge your serious attempt, it looks professional
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Fantastic pics and good narration. Bangalore to Ooty in 4.5 hrs. you have covered some serious distance in a short time. Please continue, I am glued to this thread. Hope I can get time off to visit Ooty this year end or early next year and I will surely look up to this thread to get all the information I need. Thanks!
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Good Pics laluks, you have a good sense for photography. Good Old Ooty all those nostalgic moments began haunting me all over again after seeing your pics. Was there almost 12 years ago.
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I have been to OOty few times before, but with your photographs, it looks very different!! Keep up the good work.
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Lalu i think you had aldready made an impact with the Leh photos,i feel that you are doing a brilliant job. I do also acknowledge your serious attempt, it looks professional
Thanks Majic.

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Fantastic pics and good narration. Bangalore to Ooty in 4.5 hrs. you have covered some serious distance in a short time. Please continue, I am glued to this thread. Hope I can get time off to visit Ooty this year end or early next year and I will surely look up to this thread to get all the information I need. Thanks!
Thanks Aquarian20.
It is a comfortable ride. I guess the timing mattered, leaving early always helps to do some good driving and cover distances.

The logs till Ooty.

KMS - Time - Place
000.0 03:45 Bangalore
026.0 04:25 NICE Toll gate Bannerghatta, Rs 29 toll till Mysore Road
040.3 04:35 NICE Mysore Road Exit
159.0 05:58 Straight Mysore city, Right turn to ORR Mysore
166.0 06:10 Exit Mysore
185.0 06:28 Nanjangud
222.0 06:52 Gundulpet, Bad road starts
232.0 07:11 Bad road ends
238.4 07:17 Bandipur checkpost
242.4 07:22 Bandipur national park
250.0 07:30 Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu Checkpost
254.8 07:40 Straight to Gudalur, Left Turn to Masinagudi 36 hairpin bends to Ooty.
260.5 07:50 Forest limit ends
261.5 07:51 Masinagudi, Ooty 29Kms more.
272.0 08:05 First view of the Hills, Ooty 20Kms more.
276.0 08:15 Kalhatty Falls, 1 hour break here. Ooty 9Kms more.

Break at Kalhatty Falls

276.0 09:05 Start from Kalhatty Falls
282.0 09:20 All hairpin bends over
284.5 09:25 Straight to Ooty, Right to Gudalur
285.5 09:30 OOTY.
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ah. one more from your stable !

by the by what cam did you use to take those snaps, lovely man !

er...how do you capture so much intricate details of your trip and not miss the actual fun part of thr trip..those km logs are out of the world !

EDIT : My bad, I saw your photos and then jumped onto click the new reply. Only later I gathered the details that its a Nikon D40 DSLR..is that right ?

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Good Pics laluks, you have a good sense for photography. Good Old Ooty all those nostalgic moments began haunting me all over again after seeing your pics. Was there almost 12 years ago.
Thanks Somu.
12 years ago? Time to go again

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I have been to OOty few times before, but with your photographs, it looks very different!! Keep up the good work.
Thanks Jayant.

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ah. one more from your stable !

by the by what cam did you use to take those snaps, lovely man !

er...how do you capture so much intricate details of your trip and not miss the actual fun part of thr trip..those km logs are out of the world !

EDIT : My bad, I saw your photos and then jumped onto click the new reply. Only later I gathered the details that its a Nikon D40 DSLR..is that right ?
Thnaks s3va.

Its a Nikon D90, acquired two weeks back After 6 years of digital photography with my Canon Powershot A80, thought it was time to learn something more. This was my first ever serious try. Hope it had come out well.

Regarding the logs, that's the work of my elder one. I just have to say and she writes it down. BTW my small one also has her logs, I will have to refer it for the second days details. We are a cool team, you know!!

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Regarding the logs, that's the work of my elder one. I just have to say and she writes it down. BTW my small one also has her logs, I will have to refer it for the second days details. We are a cool team, you know!!


She was up at 3:45 when you started ?
that is amazing, you are passing on your travel bug to your children as well.

Personally i feel it is necessary thing to expose the children to these different places, they learn a lot. the children who have frequently travelled does not experience travel sickness, much more aware about the possible uncertainities, able to plan a bit better etc etc.

My daughter also takes very active interest in our travel planning.

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WOWOWOWOW! Its all WOW for me. I was thinking I will have a trip first to Wynad in Jan and then in Feb to Masinagudi! And Ooty was never in my mind. Now the thought is reversed. First to Ooty and then to Wynad! And one more thing fellow bhpians. You guys are driving some of us real mad -- about photography! everytime I am seeing such nice pictures, the thoughts are getting really strong about acquiring a nice cam. Congrats on such beautiful pics. I love those wide angle pictures [not sure thats the right term to be used]. the first pic of swift with the lake background is stunning! I am flooooored!
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