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Monsoon Clouds

Monsoon Clouds
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon F90x, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-08 13:51
Viewed: 3819
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"With its life-giving rain and its wild storms, the monsoon is a mixed blessing: whimsical, unpredictable and unmistakably Indian," . It is also a breathtaking spectacle that annually shapes the lives of both the people of India and the country's wildlife. In remarkable vignettes filmed across the enormous nation, MONSOON documents the vast influence wielded by India's monsoon, which climate scientists call one of the most intense annual weather events in the world.Many Indians fear the monsoon's deadly floods, which regularly sweep away unlucky communities. But farmers also rely on it to coax their crops from the soil. Indeed, without the monsoon's storms, which can deliver up to 90 percent of a year's rainfall, almost a billion people would go hungry
This is on one such day, when there was warning of starm . I found this to be dramtic and took out my Long lens and shot portion of the vast sky.

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amazing clouds,
great POV, what a shame that it's so blury :(

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
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Hi Satish
Ominous clouds, dark skies, signs of an intense build-up ready to pour down its short term destructive floods which kills and maims, yet its long term live giving rains required to preserve and continue live.

Nature is a paradox. It is a giver of life and it takes life without conscience, it provides pleasure and it brings disgust, it is awesome and it is repugnant, it is patient and it is intolerant, it is beautiful and it is repulsive, it talks to us through various means and it is unanswerable, it can be a blessing and it can be a curse, it brings happiness and it hands out immeasurable sorrow, with it we are prosperous and without it we are doomed. So the monsoon rains are but one of its tools which provides portions of all the above in various measure.

Your photo is a snap-shot documenting part of this glorious and edifying process. We are but witnesses of the Greater Power at work, shaping, creating, maintaining, and providing our every need. How awesome is this knowledge, how humbling is the fact that a Greater hand is in control.

These are all thoughts which are awakened while looking at this excellent shot and while realising the great realities reflected by this posting.
Very well done and TFS.

Friendly Regards

Impresionante foto. Es inviable poder ver este tipo de paisajes en Spain. Enhorabuena y saludos,

hi chikappa,
I can already smell the rain...a nice cupa hot steaming coffee a good book and the monsoon rain...ah what a perfect way to spend weekends...

WOW, amazing cloud.

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