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Salt Pan at Little Rann of Kutch

Salt Pan at Little Rann of Kutch
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Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-02-05
Categories: Food
Exposure: f/1.2, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-13 1:36
Viewed: 813
Points: 50
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My dear friends,

This is my first post about Little Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. We traveled here in the last February.

The 2,000 square miles that comprise the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is a vast expanse of arid land. Centuries ago, the Little Rann was part of the sea until an earthquake turned the sea bed into a sprawling desert. About 40 feet below the crust, however, is a lake of brine, concentrated enough to produce salt, on which the economy of the area has kept afloat.

The water is brought to the surface by diesel pumps and spread out in salt pans. Each pan produces about 400 tonnes of salt and with an average family unit of five working on two pans, it means a production of 800 tonnes in the normal six-month season.

This is a nice experience and I share to all.

with best wishes to all,


pajaran, ikeharel, papagolf21, jhm, pierrefonds, ChrisJ, Fis2, Cricri, mcmtanyel, alvaraalto, clic has marked this note useful
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Dobar dasn.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting and nice view, good text ...
Good work, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured.
Nice afternoon and all the best.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13672 W: 0 N: 16018] (168038)
  • [2017-06-13 1:50]


quelle image et ocmpo quelle vue ces tas de sel blanc qui ressortent sueprbe captage quelle salinières et vue très très intéressant et quel contraste.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8994 W: 57 N: 15085] (55902)
  • [2017-06-13 2:04]

Hello Swapan,
A beautiful view over the flat landscape with only some little white hills which stand out very nicely from the darker background. The sidelight was very appealing here too and added a fine and tranquil mood.

Hello Swapan,
White salt-piles "decorated" the flat-land of the pans, like small charming hills.
A fine capture with clear visible area and contrast of agreeable colors.
Bravo and good afternoon,

Bonjour, cher Swapan,
Ces monticules de sel après récoltes forment des petites montagnes blanches et l'ensemble forme un joli décor.

Hello Swapan,

Can you see this on Beta?
There, the details are much clearer, particularly the granular details of the salt.
This is quite a sight, the salt hills creating such a visual contrast with the brown earth upon which they are placed.

Thank you for the notes. They explain much about the origins and the importance of this salt industry.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24270 W: 523 N: 40571] (174654)
  • [2017-06-13 4:38]

Hello Roy,

We get a very nice view about the small salt mountains, real the white salt..
But a wonderful panorama about the area.
You create a nice depth and perspective picture.
Very well composition and nice presentation. TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hi Swapan,

The distance between the two shores is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the salt mounds. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Swapankumarroy,

good image of this place, I like the arid landscape with the salt little mountains, as you say this must be an interesting experience,

Best regards,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14144 W: 1033 N: 28216] (134564)
  • [2017-06-13 6:18]

Hello Swapan,

I know from my photographing salt pans in Thailand that there is a lot of mud and salt that sticks to your shoes after you are finished, so kudos to you for getting this shot. Nice sharpness with good repetition of the salt piles. Tfs!

Bonjour Swapan,

Il y aura certainement du sel sur la table ce soir. J'aime ces tas blancs qui contrastent avec tout ce qu'il y a autour.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11628 W: 126 N: 20905] (108017)
  • [2017-06-13 8:23]

Hi Swapan,a pic that reminds me Sicily or Tunisia,where sceneries like that are very common. A nice capture of the white salt pan very well exposed and very sharp,lovely scenery too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Nice capture of the salt exploitation area. I like the artistic result of your shot, well done!


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9438 W: 157 N: 15227] (122861)
  • [2017-06-14 3:12]

Witaj Swapan!
Very interesting place, view makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
An interesting way to produce salt.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15335 W: 159 N: 26849] (140744)
  • [2017-06-14 4:48]

Hi Swapan
Bon format pano, un joli décor de ces tas de sel donnant un beau contraste dans les couleurs , belle présentation
belle journée

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 1282] (12299)
  • [2017-06-14 10:43]

swapan hello..so interesting this note of yours! i love this color contrast in this shot too! tfs dale

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3848 W: 2 N: 6354] (32050)
  • [2017-06-14 16:01]

Hello Swapan,
Thank you for informative note. Great picture from this place.
Nice details, great composition. Fine presentation.

Namste Swapan
You have an excellent subject here and good to see the contrasting white salt dunes with lovely shapes and shadows, above all lovely light. Excellent capture, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9980 W: 144 N: 25000] (122169)
  • [2017-06-14 23:41]

Hello dear Swapan,

Interesting view of these hills of salt. In Poland, we have salt mines. Beautiful composition.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Hello Swapan Roy,your very informative note goes side by side with your excellent picture.
A fascinating scene.
I like the 'letterbox' presentation.
Regards Jean.

Hello Swapankumarroy,
This is a curious subject demonstrated by a top-notch photo. I am intrigued by the account of a whole sea disappearing because of an earthquake.

Hello Swapan
Lovely illustration of these saltpans. It is fascinating to see all these white piles spread out over the landscape. Good quality and informative note too.
Have a nice day., Groet Rob

Ciao Swapan, lovely composition with salt pan, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10433 W: 174 N: 17640] (78381)
  • [2017-06-18 7:55]


I liked the way you showed us this place , with the mounts of salt in foreground and other ahead. very nice job. made me remember the march to the salt created by gandhi.



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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 0 N: 2987] (20506)
  • [2017-07-07 13:34]

Hello Swapan Most interesting is the symmetrical display of salt mounts raising at backdrop as a visual response to the nearests for an intense impression of depth. Cheers

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