A panoramic view of the hills at Kharghar that have been captivating my mind, body and soul for around a decade now. This place never gets old and never will (though it’s a few million years old by now, but still). The apocalyptic cloud line adds drama to the existing beauty.
A thunderstorm, approaching from the east, engulfing the skyline of Kharghar.
Being the 1st day of the month of the monsoon, the weather didn’t disappoint me at all. The intensity of the storm was quite superior given the fact that none of Haji Malang was to be seen anywhere. But what blew things out of proportion was the surreal lighting all around. It was neither diffused and nor strong. It was just out of this world!
P.S – In case anyone wondered, I didn’t go overboard to make the color look like these. Though basic tweaks were done to the image, the WB stands untouched (Temp. 4250 K , Tint +9). Nor was any funky filter applied (I suck big time in doing those anyways).
The light today was indeed this damn crazy.
Dramatic cloudscapes above the hills at Kharghar. An indicator to the upcoming monsoon.
Though it has been a while, being back is what really matters
Made my way back to the backwaters after a really long time. And this was the sight that welcomed me.
With the influx of the heat wave that had been steadily building then fluctuating since the past few days, the water levels at the holding ponds have come done considerably. Area that usually used to submerged have surfaced. It’s not clear (to me) whether if it’s due to the tidal effect or the heat. But the place indeed looks much deserted, like it was most of this year.
P.S – Had this building not been there (in the frame and in life), this picture would have been even more pleasing to my eyes.
A morning walk toward the second holding pond, hoping to see some of the ‘big guys’. I haven’t seen the big ones this season at the place yet but have come across many small ones who were equally a great sight to watch.
But a morning stroll through the area just kickstarts your day!
A fishing boat, tied close to the shore during the low tide, as seen at Sagar Vihar during sunset.
The perfect sight to start a day!
A dried up tree forms a silhouette during the sunset at Kharghar.
The sunset into the Arabian Sea. As seen from the dry grasslands of Parsik Hills.
The Haji Malang Range as seen while passing from the Siddhi Karole village near Taloja during afternoon.