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  • A Kerala Fisherman with his boat on the Southern India coast beaches near Kovalam

Fisherman and his boat, Poovar, Kerala

Fuji X-Pro2, 18mm f2

A Kerala Fisherman on the beach near Kovalam, S. India.

Kerala, the most beautiful state on the southern tip of India is a major tourist destination in the country. The National Geographic's Traveller magazine names Kerala as one of the ``10 paradises on the world`` and ``50 must-see destinations of a lifetime``. Kerala is better known as ``The God's own Country``.

Kerala is a wonderful introduction to visiting India if you have yet to travel to this amazing, diverse and colourful country.

Flying into Cochin airport from the Middle East hub of Dubai is a short 3 and a half hour flight and was the destination chosen by the BBC for their new second series ‘ The Real Marigold Hotel

It still contains the gentle slow charm that landing in Delhi or Mumbai have lost. It’s a sleepy, easy going and tropical climate with amazing greenery, tea plantations, mountains of the Western Ghats and Nilgiris , white sandy beaches and beautiful hotels that will offer Ayerveda treatments should you decide to place your camera down for an afternoon’s R&R.

This image and it’s series were shot early morning on a beach south of the town of Kovalam. The sister image of this photograph and other frames captured in Kerala are shortlisted for this year’s 2017 “Pink Lady Photographer of the Year”.  Portraits of the local fishermen in the villages and depicting the decline in the fishing stocks were the theme for a series of contrasty black and white portraits.

 

All the images were shot on the new X-Trans sensor Fuji X-Pro2 with an 18mm f2 (28mm equiv) lens. Minimal post processing and converted to B&W with a steep contrast curved applied

Photographic Journeys return to Kerala and spend two weeks exploring the backwaters, hill-stations, tea plantations and beaches of the Southern state in February 2018.

Dates are still to be  fully finalised but details can be found by contacting us to reserve your place or enquire about availability.

Hamish Scott-Brown

Professional Photographer / Co-founder & workshop leader