Rain clouds pass over the valley section of the Kharghar Hills at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
The rains seemingly made an early entrance this year due to the ongoing cyclone situation in the Arabian Sea. Though much of the rains were passing and there has hardly been any consistency, the area had already felt the effect with the earth becoming supple and mushy, dry and burnt grass turning fresh and small but vibrant green shrubs peeping from everywhere.
Monsoon in the hills is a sight to be reckoned with!
It had been a long time since I visited the area for a shoot or trek. Delighted about the fact that the hills and monsoon had kept their word by transforming the place into this green paradise I always knew of, I hopped around and scouted the location, finally settling at this small holding pond created by a steam coming downhill through the main valley.
Though the rains were passing rather than being continuous (a blessing in disguise) the place looked fresh as ever, emitting those same mystical vibes I felt each and every time I was around.
A female Asian Koel perches on a dry tree at the Seawoods Backwaters during morning hours.
Today ends my year long journey called ‘Project 366’. The task of making and preparing a photograph each day which represented the best memory I had during the day taught me a lot about this wonderful artform. I thank all the audience who watched this series and enjoyed it. I hope I was able to inspire anyone who found my images interesting.
Special thank to my partner, Pratibha for believing in me and this project more than myself and also supporting me when I needed help the most
Thank you all once again. It was great being ‘At Work’!
Tgatwork, signing off
A Red Vented Bulbul sits on top of tree during the early hours at Seawoods. These birds along with many other small bird species are seen in abundance in this area.
A Black winged Stilt stands on a small island during the early hours at the Seawoods holding pond.
The diffused sun rays create a silhouette of the New Vashi Bridge and the railway bridge during the early hours of the day. As seen from the old Vashi Creek Bridge.
A giant Hot Wheels ramp set up at the Phoenix Mall at Lower Parel, as a part of the Christmas Celebrations for kids to play with. The mall saw a lot of foot fall with numerous stalls set up for kids and adults alike, in connecting with the festive season.
A common snipe fishes for food at the first holding pond at Seawoods during late morning hours.
A ‘semi’ silhouette of a Kingfisher, perched on a pole at the first holding pond at the Seawoods backwaters.
Lunch time for the Rhesus Macaques today just above my head at the parking. These guys seemed so busy making lunch that all my attempts to agitate them went in vain.