Hark the Monsoons Come - Raining in Kerala

A view through a open window in Kerala on a lovely morning.


When the monsoon arrives with its heavy rolling nimbus it obliterates before it all the tell tale visible signs of our existence. Structures like buildings, poles, towers etc vanish from their glaring intrusion on the human eye.


The darkness takes over and it is just pouring rain and the drama that unfolds.


This is a landmark beach of Kerala and it is almost impossible to recognize. If you take out a few buildings that are visible here, it would have looked the same millenia ago.


This has to be seen in Large Size, even if you do not like it.


Camera: Nikon D70

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)

Aperture: f/13.0

Focal Length: 18 mm

ISO Speed: 200

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Flash: No Flash

DSC_9478 from jpeg via acr low exp copy.jpg

  • lorytravelforever༽♥ॐ 5y

    how spectacular is the nature....
  • nikkidelmont 5y

    i love storms, this is great!.....dramatic image!
  • gerrygoal2008 5y

    fantastic ! Bravo !
  • Febin Joy 5y

  • காவியம் Kaaviyam Photography 5y

    Very dramatic...amazing capture!!
  • Khnum-hotep 5y

    2007! Have you had monsoon this year?

    I hope the rains will come soon for you.
  • Helgi Skulason 5y

    nice shot
  • Ramalingam 5y

    This is awesome, Anoop !!! I can just feel the ambience !!! Lovely !!!
    This "Its going to rain" scene reminds me of one of my pictures which I like very much. I can still remember that evening. Hope you like it !!


    Have a great day !!!
  • Frank Chen 5y

    I like it, Anoop! The rainy atmosphere well captured.
  • fadi 5y

  • Laura 5y

    This is stunning!
    Even more stormy than the first one!
    I love it, it's so powerful...Amazing Nature...
    And you are right, this HAS to be seen in a large size!
  • Kalpana Chatterjee 5y

    hate to see this ...not beacause its a crappy capture but its so GODAMMN good it makes me miss it!..i am geting scorched in the smouldering heat here ....send them here soon!
  • blue foot 5y

    I definitely felt I was at the window too when I saw it lge on black !!!! What a sight, what a force those monsoons must be...I am such a woos when it comes to weather although I will sit and watch a stormy sea for hours.
    cheers to you Anoop
  • Fred 5y

    Very dramatic mood !
  • Dew Drop 5y

  • Anna Gelbert 5y

    Oh my, what lovely intensity and mood! I just love your work and keep coming back...
  • Preeti Desai 4y

    I can just imagine the dinosaurs walking amongst the palm trees. (Um, assuming there were palm trees then. :) )
    Just stunning.

    nice view
  • Wasimoo 6mo

    wow its awesome pics
  • Lucy Crowley 4mo

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Taken on June 28, 2007
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