Onophotopoeia

Some times even the most mundane of scenes, the most commonplace of faces or the most trivial of objects prove to be a cradle of beauty...unleashing new meanings when looked at again and again. The true magic of photography lies in the fact that we can capture the fleeting moments to revisit them...to listen to the music that the image resounds... Onophotopoeia...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Inter-terra...

I had been planning to visit Luray Caverns, VA for a long time. I had heard aplenty about the wonders of the place, yet I had not imagined anything like what actually greeted me. The privately owned caverns begins from an unassuming entrance situated almost in the middle of nowhere. The exterior however belies the unbelievable natural architecture cradled deep inside the caverns many feet below the surface. In spite of being the fourth longest caverns in the world, Luray Caverns has been hailed as the one housing the most diverse and exquisite formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Some of the formations are simply unbelievable...like the one pictured above. The authorities have also gone to great lengths to amplify the wonderous natural creations...some parts of the caverns are filled with water and illuminated in such a way that the formations in the ceiling are perfectly reflected from the water surface, thus increasing the sense of awe manifold!
The above photograph was shot in such a place inside the caverns...I leave it up to the viewer to deduce the boundary between the actual and the reflection...or maybe I should say the real and the surreal!

4 Comments:

Blogger inSearchof said...

Wonderful! Captured beautifully; and let's just say, sometimes it's better to leave the boundaries unknown...

Thursday, 06 July, 2006  
Blogger CrAzY DiAmOnd said...

Well said...
And glad that you liked the pic.

Friday, 07 July, 2006  
Blogger wildflower seed said...

Stunning picture. I think I'll head to the caverns soon, after putting a fat one. ;)

Friday, 07 July, 2006  
Blogger Moi said...

Natures wonders never cease to amaze me.......the pic here does justice to the beauty.

Saturday, 08 July, 2006  

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