My Journey to Winning the WordPress Photo Festival 2024

I am thrilled to share with you all the exciting news that I recently emerged victorious in the WordPress Photo Festival 2024, organized by the WPKerala community. This prestigious event featured two distinct categories: the top five photos and the top three photo contributors. To my utter delight, I was fortunate enough to clinch prizes in both categories!

Let me take you on a journey through the photo that secured my spot among the top five. It all began on a serene day on July 23, 2023, when I embarked on a memorable motorcycle ride to the coastal town of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. This enchanting town, nestled on the southern tip of the country, is renowned for its breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset over the Laccadive Sea.

During my exploration, I made a fascinating pit stop at the historic Vattakottai Fort, located a mere 7 kilometers away from Kanyakumari. Built in the 18th century as a coastal defense fortification, this architectural marvel once served as barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. Constructed entirely of granite blocks, a portion of the fort elegantly extends into the sea, creating a mesmerizing sight.

As I wandered through the fort, soaking in its rich history and architectural grandeur, my eyes were drawn to a stunning neem tree. Its gracefully cropped shape against the backdrop of the azure sky captivated my senses, and I knew I had stumbled upon a moment of pure natural beauty.

With my trusty mobile camera in hand, I carefully framed the scene, ensuring to capture every detail of the majestic neem tree against the backdrop of the sky. Little did I know that this impromptu capture would go on to become a prize-winning photograph!

When the WordPress Photo Festival 2024 was announced, I eagerly registered for the event, eager to showcase my passion for photography. Among the plethora of images in my library, this particular photograph stood out as a testament to the beauty and serenity of nature.

Winning accolades in both the top five photos and top three photo contributor categories fills me with immense joy and gratitude. It is a reminder of the power of photography to capture fleeting moments of beauty and evoke emotions that transcend time and space.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to the WPKerala community for organizing such a remarkable event and providing a platform for photographers like myself to showcase our work. This experience has only fueled my passion for photography, and I look forward to capturing many more moments of beauty in the years to come.

Until then, keep chasing moments, capturing memories, and embracing the beauty that surrounds us every day.

You can see more of my photos on my WordPress profile. All photos are CC0 licensed, meaning no rights are reserved, and you are free to use them anywhere, for any purpose, without the need for attribution.

Happy clicking!