Feb 24, 2011

Thursday Challenge #1

My first Thursday Challenge ! The theme for this week is "MOVEMENT" (Shaking, Falling, Bouncing, Jumping, Curling, Sagging,...)

What better way to describe movement than the swirling,lunging,whirling sea !

The following pics of whirlpools were taken at Awaji Island, that falls between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku. Its very famous for its huge and magnificent whirlpools known as the Naruto Whirlpools. These whirlpools are known to have a radius of 30 m at times.
We took a specially powered boat deep into the sea to see these whirlpools, and even though we were at a safe distance from them, it was scary and exhilarating at the same time!


  1. U know? When I first saw that u hv posted on my reader, I thot it must be the Thursday challenge. Then remembered that u r nt dng it :P And here I see, u hv indeed started on it :) Welcome to the club :)
    Lovely place that one :) What an amazing experience it must hv been to go deep down to see them :)

  2. @swaram - I came to know of Thursday Challenge through your blog only! But never did it till now. When I saw this week’s theme I immediately thought of these snaps that I have! So here I am!
    Yes it was amazing !

  3. such a meaningful photo...thanks !!

    Jai HO mangalmay ho

  4. Wow this is beautiful...Even I would like to visit this sometime

  5. The whirlpool in the last picture is so clear and forceful...

    Must have been a great experience watching them..

  6. Wow!! That must have been exhilarating and scary both! The pictures fit the theme so perfectly..!!

    Look forward to seeing you participate every week now!!

  7. @vivek –thanks
    @Prats – yes its worth a visit !
    @Sangeeta – yes they were really forceful, and magnificent. Hadn’t seen anything like that ever !
    @IHM –Thanks, ohh they were scary specially considering the noise the waves made !
    @Melody – Thank you !

  8. What a splendid picture.
    It must have been a real experience! Just the picture itself is exhilarating!

  9. @scorpria - it was a unforgettable experience !

  10. Lovely series. I love the abstract nature of these water shots... I mean, there isn't much there except lots of water. Yet they tells a story and create patterns.

  11. I absolutely loved the concept of your blog title and thank you for sharing what Nirjharni actually meant :)
    Staying on the theme of water, I liked the way you used the movement of whirlpools to go with the prompt. I can imagine how exhilarating and scary it must have been,but an adventure to cherish for a lifetime :)

  12. It is scary and exhilarating just seeing the pictures! Wonderful.

  13. @Leora- thanks and welcome here !
    @dialoguewithyou-thank you so much :)
    Re the whirlpools - yes it was really an adventure not to be missed !



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