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Monsoon -1-

By Sahyadri
Nothing as beautiful as the monsoon rains in Kerala....

Been quite busy with stuff at work and home. Lots for me to catch up and I hope I would be forgiven for not visiting my regular pages..

Over last few weekends, i got some shots of the monsoon rains in Kerala. Hope you will enjoy it.

most grateful for comments and critiques.

( most of the shots like this one is taken from a moving car thru the wet window glass... no digital manipulation)

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: andrewrit, cjl47, david deveson and 14 more

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lobsterboy Plus
13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 1:14PM
Its a good idea that works. I think the white area of sky is a bit too intense for the rest of the image and it might be a good idea to try some without it. The red break lights add a lot of intensity to the image - don't think it would work without them.


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Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
16 Jun 2009 1:36PM
Thank you Chris... have tweeked a bit on the white ( i dont use PS Smile ) and uploaded a version 2. Hope that looks better. yes, you are right, its the breaklights that made this work.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
16 Jun 2009 2:25PM
Looks a bit wet

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 2:37PM
Reminds me of the unpredictability of wet-on-wet watercolour painting (when you put paint onto wet paper and the paint then takes control), and I'm glad you've added V2 because it's an improvement. The tiny sparks of intense red are effective against those moody greens. This is how I imagine monsoon, I can feel it. Good to see you back on the site.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 2:56PM
Welcome back Radhika - you have been missed!
This is amazing - I can imagine myself sitting in a watertight car and still getting drenched!
The moment of pressing the shutter is well-chosen, the car in front is turning right and increasing the dynamic of the image.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
16 Jun 2009 4:16PM
Had a bit of a monsoon here Rad.It was tippin down !!
Agree with the little spots of red.
Does the trick here.
Nice ones.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
16 Jun 2009 5:50PM
like this a lot
Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
16 Jun 2009 7:00PM
thanks much to all. I am glad you liked it. trick was to beat those bloody wipers Smile which kept cleaning the glass... but i did have fun doing that too....
danbrann 12 636 17
16 Jun 2009 10:37PM
Yes indeed very well timed and it makes us realise how lucky we are with our weather.
vickib 8 6 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 11:54PM
looks kind of scarey to me , well shot.
vicki Smile

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