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Monsoon Fantasy

Monsoon Fantasy
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-05
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): In Tandem With My Muses: Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-12 5:22
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
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Friends, having shot quite a few pictures of the monsoon clouds aboard a flight from Dubai to New Delhi recently, I feel tempted to post one more of them which, I presume, would look as interesting to you as it does to me.
Here is a brief note on monsoon season:

A monsoon is a rainy season which lasts several months and has lasting climatic effects. It refers to both the wet monsoon and the dry monsoon experienced periodically in the South East Asian continent. The term was first used in English with this meaning in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and neighbouring countries to mean the seasonal winds blowing from the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea in the southwest bringing heavy rainfall to the region. In hydrology, monsoonal rainfall is considered to be that which occurs in any region that receives the majority of its rain during a particular season, and so monsoons are referred to in relation to other regions such as in North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil and East Asia.
The English name Monsoon, was derived from the Urdu/Hindi word mausam meaning 'weather' in the time of the British Empire.
In terms of total precipitation, total area covered and the total number of people affected, the monsoons affecting the Indian Subcontinent dwarf the North American monsoon (also called the "Mexican", "southwest", "desert", or "Arizona" monsoon).
The definition includes major wind systems that change direction seasonally.
"Most summer monsoons have a dominant westerly component and a strong tendency to ascend and produce copious amounts of rain (because of the condensation of water vapour in the rising air). The intensity and duration, however, are not uniform from year to year. Winter monsoons, by contrast, have a dominant easterly component and a strong tendency to diverge, subside, and cause drought."


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-12 5:28]

Hi Ram

What wonderful colours and textures of cloud you have presented us with here. The intense colours and cloud size demonstrate clearly the intensity of the rain fall.

Thank you for posting this unusual shot on TN.


Hi Ram,
Is a great picture of the sky,
are taken the shot from a airplane?
fantastic combinations of colors, looks
like very powerful weather, TFS.
Best regards/Lawhill

hello Sir,
another shot from the window while coming back to India, If i am not wrong the earlier post of the clouds was shot from your good old sony p 200 and now this one with your new nikon d 200, seems like your camera bag was with you all the time and you have used it well,

the clouds look beautiful with the blue sky and the effect of light adds the beauty to the shot,

tfs & regards

great work ram!i like it!very well done!

Hi ram,
what a lovely monsoon clouds,fantastic combination of colours,well capture.

Hello Ram! Excellent sky! Excellent clouds. Excellent colors. Best regards!

Hello Sir,
Its always like an amusement seeing these monstrous clouds from ground, also so frightening as well. You have provided an insight. Once travelling to Banglore from Pune last Sept, our plane went through clouds, lightning and thunder. I wouldn't lie, my heart actually came into my mouth.
This is amazingly beautiful. The DOF is just perfect. The bluish tint add drama to this pic. Beautiful beast!


I enjoy the interesting light, shapes, and textures in this sky-high Monsoon Fantasy Ram..I often look to the sky for an interesting shape or form, that my imagination can run with. What altitude did you take this at BTW?
Well done!

Hello Mr. Ram,
An excellent capture of the monsoon clouds. Very good exposure and nice colors with informative notes about monsoon. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-12 8:01]

Hi Ram,

Wonderful capture of a monsoon sky from the airplane. Beautiful contrast between the dark and light clouds. Interesting to see the size and all the textures. Our monsoon season is just starting but can never match yours!


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-07-12 8:16]

Really nice shot, it almost looks like an icy landscape.



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-12 8:28]

Hello Ram,
Very nice and unusual capture.I liked visual impact a lot.Have a great day!

Excellent shot. Really striking image with nice contrasts & shapes, thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-12 11:04]

Hello Ram,
What a fantastic DOF in this photo. Amazing colour-tints with superb contrasts. Perfect composition.

Hello Ram
This is very intersting :-)
Fantastic colors and composition,
Superb shot ,TFS

Good Luck

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-12 11:44]

Hello Ram,
This is a great storm photo, very nice and well composed
fantastic POV from up there, beautiful colors.

"I'll Be Back"

Dear Ram!
I have a short break after my entomological field studies in Spala Landscape park and before trip to Macedonia so there is some time for TN ;>
This picture looks really great - colours and just fantastic and general composition simply splendid. I like it a lot! :>
TFS and have a nice evening my Friend!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-12 14:25]

Hi Ram,
an awesome shot.
Very magical.
Well done,

Hi Ram,
Wow, these cloud formations are stunning! I love the layers, the textures and range of colours in this! Beautiful visually, well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

I must have missed this...As many folks will point out to me...my shots have a blue cast to them. Some or perhaps many of my shots are in blue or the focused object is blue or some variant thereof. And this picture makes such a dynamic vision in my mind...for blue is a significant color as I remember from my philosophy books, but I do not remember why...but beyond that, blue sets a feeling for me....in music..in vibration and I suppose obviously in pictures...A wonderful notion and thank you so much for breaking new ground!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-13 0:28]

Hi Ram,
You are still on cloud nine it seems and I can understand the hangover will take some time to go. The excitement is absolutely evident in your shot. Amazing cloud formations here and the colour tones are marvellous. You have managed to transport all of us to a dream sequence. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

selam, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-13 1:41]

Ram Sir wonderful mixture of clouds depicting the monsoon season. You have captured is very very well. TFS Ganesh

Hi Ram,
Good to see you posting again. This is a cool photo, there is a lot of depth here and interesting cloud formations. The natural lighting and shadows are wonderful.
best regards

Hi Ram, amazing sky! Very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,

Wow!!! You took this picture through an airplane window!!! I'm very impressed...

This picture give us a great dramatic feeling! The colors are splendid and the light is impressive! You managed excellently the exposition!!!

Great job and TFS!


This is quite a scene from fantasy movies! Wonderful colour tones on the clouds and very attractive looking. Great shot although to be taken from aboard (no any sign of that)!

Hi Ram,
A fantasy, looks like a jovian landscape...or cloudscape. Colours and cloud shapes are simply marvelous. An excellent job my friend.
Best regards

Hi Ram,

I love clouds images and I love to watch clouds from an airplane so... this is a perfect image for me!



Wow Wee. This is an amazing POV. The turmoil of the weather, tussles the viewer. The atmosphere looks like a sea storm in the sky, with wonderful contrasts of of textures and blues and whites. Well done.

Hello Ram,
Wow those are some impressive cloud formations. Mountains of them! Beautiful shot! TFS

Hello Ram,
you've captured an amazing sky! The contrast between shadows, highlights and shades is very fascinating.
Thanks for sharing this beauty and thanks for the note!

Hello Ram,

What a superb picture of such a dramatic sky! Very good sharpness. Great light and wonderful colours.

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