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Lost Golden Glory
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Lost Golden Glory

Mamallapuram

The catamaran who brought for ages life-support and wealth for fishermen are doomed to a silent death,
left behind still reaching for the sea that strenghtened the wood,
now silently decomposing by the sweet rain eating their structure.

They should be given a monument as a symbol for the hard life they endured on the sea serving manhood.

The origin of the word a catamaran comes from Tamil Nadu : kattu "to tie" and maram "wood, tree".
They were the invention of the paravas, a fishing community in the southern coast of Tamil Nadu, India.
Catamarans were used by the ancient Tamil Chola dynasty as early as the 5th century AD for moving
their fleets to conquer such Southeast Asian regions as Burma, Indonesia and Malaysia. (more on Wikipedia)

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
ISO-400 Exposure: f/22, 1/40 seconds full exif

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Pieter Bos13-Jul-2010 10:41
Wonderful image!
Lamar Nix04-Aug-2007 01:14
Very good composition. voted
skhin24-Jul-2007 11:25
A real beauty set in against a fine background.
anuschka01-Mar-2007 17:01
I hardly dare say this because your photography is so much better than mine, but you may want to look at my 'Fishermen of Mamallapuram' to see this boat in action...
regards
Steve Ainsworth02-Feb-2007 18:43
Beautiful light and good use of the wide angle.
Guest 16-Dec-2006 13:12
Beautiful. Love the colour.
Gérard Koehl13-Dec-2006 21:22
Absolument magnifique. Vote
Steve Price13-Dec-2006 20:11
Good shot.
Fred Parsons13-Dec-2006 19:24
Excellence personified
David Barrett13-Dec-2006 19:08
Thanks for the information.Love the very simple colours of this image.
Marco Valk13-Dec-2006 17:54
very nice image; like the perspective and warm colors; vote
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography13-Dec-2006 17:32
Very nice :)
Priya Shailesh13-Dec-2006 17:17
Fantastic composition & love the footprints...
wish I was there:-)
Dr. Michael G. Mathews13-Dec-2006 16:51
Very nice shot. Love the warm tone and composition is superb.
Herb Knufken13-Dec-2006 14:11
Nice shot
PETR PETR13-Dec-2006 12:45
Beautiful line composition and excellent shot,well done
PP
Guest 13-Dec-2006 11:43
Love the perspective in this image - excellent! gorgeous color too!