Aqua Ecstasy At Soochipara Falls, Wayanad

One more of my unique bathing experiences. This happened a couple of years back when I visited the Soochipara falls, Wayanad. I actually set off for the falls with serious intentions of taking some stunning shots of the fall, to try out various camera settings and get that silky water effect. One doesn’t get the opportunity of visiting waterfalls regularly! Before I set off on the mission, tutorials were theoretically covered, minute details and tips memorized; the main point to be kept in mind is slow shutter speed.

Setting the Camera

Armed with wide angle zoom lens, polarizing filter and yes the most important of all the tripod, I was there in the post noon hours of one summer day. I reached the falls sweating in the sweltering heat. Lighting was too bright, the polarizing filter should eliminate reflections of water and reduce the light entering my lens I thought. For once I wished it was an overcast day as the best diffused light occurs then, and it helps bring out details in the shadows and amplifies the contrasts.

Soochipara waterfall wayanad

Mesmerizing Soochipara Falls

And then, as I started looking for the best position to place the tripod to shoot the water falls at an angle, I felt different. It was as if the waterfalls had grabbed my heart, it had cast its magical spell on me. The falling waters was beckoning me to align myself with it. I found myself resting my equipment at a safe spot and heading towards the fall. Such was the power!

As I drenched myself deliberately, it felt awesome, the mind was experiencing a real alive is awesome moment! The cool waters of the fall was washing way the tiredness of body and soul. Mind was pleading with time to stand still, here and now. It was pure aqua ecstasy!

Often life takes you by surprise, you set out on a mission but end up doing something else. When you look back you have no regrets of not doing what you actually intended to do, instead you wish you could relive the moment again and this surely was one such moment in my life!

Soochipara Falls

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21 Responses

  1. Gigantisch und fantastisch liebe Indrani…

    Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  2. Sandy says:

    Beautiful waterfall and beautiful pictures. Love your post.

  3. I would have done something similiar. Especially getting in close and refreshed by the falls spray.

    Terrific experience!

  4. Wonderful post about becoming one with the water!

  5. First visit to your blog very nice post . The time when knock on my blog.

  6. Gattina says:

    I find water falls always very impressive !

  7. TexWisGirl says:

    that last shot is beautiful. calming.

  8. Sylvia K says:

    I do love waterfalls and visiting them is always a wonderful experience and they never fail to take my breath away! I keep those memories tucked away in my mind to call on when times are not so good! Lovely captures/post as always, Indrani!

  9. Joop Zand says:

    Very good photo's Indrani

  10. Thank you for sharing this moment with me so that I could share in it.

  11. That's the dilemma I face quite often, a conflict between attempting to capture the moment and the desire to actually live in the moment. 🙂

  12. George says:

    I've often been tempted to get under a waterfall, but I have resisted so far. One of these days . . .

  13. ladyfi says:

    What fabulous shots!

  14. Rajesh says:

    Very cool. I love that second shot.

  15. Lovely!

    We missed pictures since it was raining and we had to leave the camera behind. But we enjoyed the falls! it was indeed blissful.

  16. Bikramjit says:

    with you on this thought for sure .. nature has this thing of surprising us always .. that is a beautiful photograph.. I went to wales with the sole reason of taking pics of the fabulous welsh country side and did not take many for most of the time I was sitting there on the mountain top admiring the beautify around me ..


  17. eileeninmd says:

    Great post and waterfall photos, Indrani! My hubby would be in the water enjoying the falls. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

  18. Jeevan says:

    Even sometime the pictures may go erased but the wonder feeling and memories last forever. Hope u content with what u experienced.

  19. Kusum Sanu says:

    Yeah, Waynad is a beautiful place. Had been there for few hikes and loved it. BTW, beautiful waterfalls!

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