Monsoons hit Kerala

As a nation that depends on the Monsoons for most of its water requirements, the onset of the Monsoons are a much awaited event and its progress is tracked with religious fervor in India. This year amidst conflicting predictions from the Indian Meteorological Department and Skymet; and anxiety over El Nino effecting the volume of rainfall, the monsoons arrived in Kerala, the first coastline it hits, a few days earlier than its traditional due date of 1st June, much to the joy of all!!

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Monsoons arrive with a magic wand … transforming even the mundane into things of beauty

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So looks like the bud on the right is flirting with the bloom and asking it for a dance in the rain

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

So much for the rule of thirds! When I saw this week’s photo challenge I though I would definitely be able to get a couple of sunset shots in my archives to meet this challenge. It turns out I could find only one sunset image but a large number of other landscape images to meet the challenge.

Note to self: Need to keep rule of thirds in mind next time onwards while shooting landscapes.

Along Powai Lake - flowers and leaves.

Along Powai Lake – blend of yellow and green 

Mumbai Skyline from Airoli Bridge

Mumbai Skyline from Airoli Bridge

The plateau of Mahabaleshwar against the sky filled with monsoon clouds

The plateau of Mahabaleshwar against the sky filled with monsoon clouds

Western Ghats in the monsoons

Western Ghats in the monsoons

Navi Mumbai urban skyline against the sunset

Navi Mumbai urban skyline against the sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

Indian Railways are a legacy of the British Rule in India and today besides being the core of Indian Public Transportation system, they are also the best means to view the beautiful landscapes of this vast country.

Over the monsoon water engorged Kaveri

Over the monsoon water engorged Kaveri

Monsoon is the season of joy in India! It washes the dust of the summer away and brings new vitality to the country. A shot of the birds enjoying the splashing waves of Kaveri captures the enjoyable moments of a good monsoon!

Enjoying the splashing waves

Enjoying the splashing waves

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Loved this week’s challenge. Have been searching through a number of old photos to make a tiled gallery.