Sunset at Fort Kochi, Kerala

By Mridula on October 11, 2013
in Canon D550, India, Kerala, Photography, Sky Watch, Sunset

In spite of having traveled so much this year it seems I am running out of sky pictures! The good bit is that I am heading out again tomorrow, just me and my daughter. Till I click new ones, here is a sunset at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India. I did a short trip to Fort Kochi in July 2013 and I quite liked the place. It has a laid back atmosphere, a small town feel. It also boasts of many historical monuments dating back from the Portuguese era.

Sunset at Kochi, Kerala, India

Sunset at Kochi, Kerala, India

I usually underexpose my sunset images and I wish I had done so with this one as well. But I was running towards the Chinese fishing nets to photograph them at sunset! So I took this shot in a ¬†hurry and moved on. I actually got out quite early out of my hotel waiting for the sunset. But half way through I went to a restaurant for a coffee. They had good coffee and even better apple pie but they believed in slow service. When I say slow service I don’t mean it in a bad way. I simply mean that it was a relaxed place and they assumed that none of their customers were in hurry. They also had an awesome view of the sea. And that delayed my departure for the sunset!

I liked Fort Kochi as a city but I do wish that the beach area was cleaner. When I visited there was a lot of waste lying along the walking path and the beach. And that took away a lot from the experience. I wonder why the authorities are not interested in maintaining it as the city must be getting a lot of tourism revenue. Even the vendors along the shore could get together and clean the beach.

This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check them out.

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