Weekly Photo challenge: Reflection

I tried making the reflection a little less obvious. No cropping, no retouching, this one is as it is, a forest reflected in a watering hole for the animals that inhabit the area.

An attempt to make a reflection a little less obvious. No cropping, no retouching, this one is as it is. If you haven’t guessed already it’s a forest reflected in a watering hole for the animals in the area. Shot in Masinagudi, near Ooty, Tamilnadu.

The Nilgiri Hills in Tamilnadu have a thick forest cover with tea gardens sharing spaces close to each other. The area is famous for its unique flora and fauna. Late one January morning this year, a Tiger went on the prowl in the area attacking human settlements nearby. It is said to have killed three human beings causing a scare among the daily wagers who mainly earn their living from working in the tea gardens. The first victim was a woman tending the tea garden. This caused a stir among the villagers who were too scared to venture out to work. The elusive tiger continued its rampage over two weeks before it was shot dead after a massive hunt by special task forces.

This picture is from a trip to a forest reserve in the vicinity a month before this happened. Ironically we were there to sight a tiger but were not that lucky. In retrospect, maybe that was a good thing.

For those of you interested in this bit of news, here are some links:




About shabnamphoto

I'm a graphic artist with a passion for photography. I like to tell a story with my pictures. Sometimes a picture may speak on its own and at other times it may need an explanation. I'm intrigued by the ordinariness of life and enjoy documenting my life in the light and shadow of what surrounds me. Be it people, landscape, flowers, architecture or birds, the camera helps me see what I wouldn't with my naked eye.
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7 Responses to Weekly Photo challenge: Reflection

  1. Jeff Sinon says:

    Lovely reflection. Sometimes an image needs no retouching when captured well.


    • shabnamphoto says:

      Jeff Simon, coming from you it sounds great!! Thanks. I did so many variations in post process, finally I settled on the original one as is. Your works especially the autumn colors are so, so brilliant. Here I had a sort of muted palette.


      • Jeff Sinon says:

        You’re very welcome! Sometimes, what the camera sees really is the best photograph. You can play with it all day long in the computer, but in the end, nature got it right and didn’t need our help.


  2. Paula says:

    I like this, Shabnam!


  3. Madhu says:

    Love the colours and the abstract feel of your reflection Shabnam.
    We are planning a weekend in Nagarhole next month in the hope of sighting a tiger……keeping my fingers crossed that he won’t be too hungry if/when we do 🙂


    • shabnamphoto says:

      Thanks Madhu, for your visit, if you want to sight a tiger your best bet is Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench in that order! All the best If its Nagarhole, its a great reserve too! Post your experience, look forward to it 🙂


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