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!!
Monsoons arrive with a magic wand … transforming even the mundane into things of beauty
So looks like the bud on the right is flirting with the bloom and asking it for a dance in the rain
Monsoon Mania is on in India again – typified by incessant rain, the persistent traffic jams and associated sound pollution. The fascinating views however completely make up for the inconvenience; and if one has a warm blanket, hot tea and flexible working hours – there is nothing more that one could wish for!!!
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 – blend of yellow and green
Mumbai Skyline from Airoli Bridge
The plateau of Mahabaleshwar against the sky filled with monsoon clouds
Western Ghats in the monsoons
Navi Mumbai urban skyline against the sunset
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
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
Our first monsoon in Mumbai, and my initial attempts at studying depth of field.
A rainy gloomy evening …. and a sudden unexpected break in the clouds !!
the sun shining thru
fingers of the god
Loved this week’s challenge. Have been searching through a number of old photos to make a tiled gallery.
Path thru the mist
Festival lights reflecting off car bonnets
Rain Washed Lines
Pitter patter on the tiles
Worli sea link