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Posted by
Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 16 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The riverfront in my hometown Hooghly is a lovely place, with ancient trees that still haven't been cut down. After gruelling week at work in the city, there's nothing like a tranquil weekend in this little town to rejuvenate oneself. That is what "home" meant to me when I lived in Kolkata, and that is what "home" means to me even now.
To take this shot I woke up and cycled to this spot before sunrise. As luck would have it, it started raining as soon as the sun rose. As I started to wrap up my camera, the sun peeked out for a few minutes and I just got this shot. The base of this tree was at a much lower level than the road where I was standing and that is why I could capture so much of the tree keeping the camera horizontal.

SONY DSC-W5 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 100 8 mm

Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.

1/160 second
ISO 100
8 mm