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Monsoon over Western Ghats

Monsoon over Western Ghats
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-13
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 9:51
Viewed: 6760
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot during thick of the monsoon at Lonavala, Western Ghats (100 miles away from Mumbai); the photograph shows the close approximation of clouds with the mountains creating a dense layer of fog, water falls & saturated greenery of the forest all around.

This green landscape is dedicated to Jane Magen (jaycee) from USA. Hope you too enjoy this.........


The Western Ghats mediates the rainfall regime of peninsular India by intercepting the southwestern monsoon winds. The western slopes of the mountains experience heavy annual rainfall (with 80 percent of it falling during the southwest monsoon from June to September), while the eastern slopes are drier; rainfall also decreases from south to north. Dozens of rivers originate in these mountains, including the peninsula’s three major eastward-flowing rivers. Thus, they are important sources of drinking water, irrigation, and power. The wide variation of rainfall patterns in the Western Ghats, coupled with the region’s complex geography, produces a great variety of vegetation types. These include scrub forests in the low-lying rainshadow areas and the plains, deciduous and tropical rainforests up to about 1,500 meters, and a unique mosaic of montane forests and rolling grasslands above 1,500 meters.

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nice capture of the monsoon. But my eyes are searching for more wide.

Namaste MF Subhash, a great and timely capture from nice POV with fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice time while i am not available here! Goodbye MF!

Hi Sranjan
Great picture with nice green colors...Very good composition...TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-13 16:14]

Hi Subhash,

How nice of you to dedicate this very fitting picture to me. That sky looks very familiar since we are in the midst of our monsoon season too. The big difference is the wonderful green grass and trees. A fine atmospheric landscape and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


HI, well framed snap, I feel some less sharpness, still it gives the feel of rainy atmosphere perfectly. TFS. Regards,

Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice capture of this beautiful monsoon landscape. Beautiful composition and good colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Subhash

this is one of your best Landscape photos
if not your best landscape photo,
a very very beautiful photo with fine POV
and DOF, great composition of the colour
tones, excelent sharpness and details,
the myst (fog) adds a plus to the image,



Hello Subhash !
I like to see pictures with fog, it is always creating such a wonderful mood - peaceful, mysterious and vivifying... Here I like the composition, with the meadows and lonely tree in FG, then the forest, and then the hills covered in fog. I also like the dull colors, so typical of bad(weather day, they are perfect for this foggy atmosphere. Very nicely composed, great POV. Very well done !

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