In Honor of the Coming

23 Jun

Storm over the Mandovi

Credits: OJ and her Canon Powershot. And the Boy, for being my watermarking teacher.

This is not a black and white picture. The ambient lighting makes it appear so. It was taken in regular scenery mode, less than 5 seconds before the storm broke over our heads. I have put it up in celebration of our first day of rain today, the latest arrival in a decade.

17 Responses to “In Honor of the Coming”

  1. Aunty G June 23, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Could you please, OJ, send some here
    The sun, indeed, still does sere
    You’re getting better
    With that shutter
    Cheers to that with a chilled beer!

  2. Suki June 24, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Oh when, oh WHEN will the monsoon hit Kolkata!

  3. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? June 24, 2009 at 11:20 am #


    Better late than never. Although here, it feels like it’s never.

  4. Solilo June 24, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    That’s a beautiful picture of Storm.

    There’s a similar picture on my blog too.

  5. Shivani June 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    *claps* Brillianto!

    Indeed a fitting tribute to the much-awaited latecomer.
    P.S: love the new watermark 🙂

  6. Orange Jammies June 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Aunty G: I have a better suggestion. You come here. That way we’re both happy. 😀
    (P.S. The picture was taken two years ago.)

    Suki: I wouldn’t ask the Met department, hon. Random bloggers might be more accurate predictors.

    M4: Aww. 😦 I know how that feels. Hang in there!

    Solilo: Thanks.

    Shivani: Yeah, I’m pretty kicked about that watermark myself. 🙂

  7. wordjunkie June 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm #


    And do please send some watermarking gyaan my way, pretty please.

  8. Sunshine June 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    ohhh i loove the pic! 🙂

  9. errormsg! June 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    the rains the rains the rains the rains the rains!!!

    ooh 🙂

  10. girlonthebridge June 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Ahh finally! has been pouring in NYC while I hear everyone back home complain and now it’s here 🙂

  11. pri June 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    no rain…no rain…no rain…not even today, on ‘Rath’ day which’s supposed to be the day when it inevitably rains. no rain…here in kolkata. lovely photo and the watermark which blends nicely with it.

  12. Thinking Cramps June 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    So it finally rained! Hitting Bombay tomorrow for 2.5 days. Glad to know it will be a break from this furnace called Dubai. Lovely photo.

  13. sukanya June 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    nice photo..i miss the monsoons

  14. Orange Jammies June 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    wordjunkie: Sure thing.

    Sunshine: Thank you!

    errormsg!: I know. 😀

    girlonthebridge: Somehow Indian rain is different, don’t you think? I always found rain in the U.S. vaguely disconcerting. Too concrete, for lack of a better term. It didn’t have that familiar warm, whooshing quality of good old Bombay rain.

    pri: Thanks, I hope you get some condensation!

    Thinking Cramps: Oh yay. 🙂 Welcome back.

    sukanya: None where you are?

  15. sukanya June 26, 2009 at 1:26 am #

    i miss the indian rain-just like you described in your answer to girlonthebridge- the warm whooshing quality!
    i live in Washington DC.

  16. dipali June 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Awesome picture, OJ.
    Yes, desi rain is different!

  17. Orange Jammies June 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    sukanya: Ah. Nice city. 🙂 Hope the metro collision didn’t cause any damage.

    dipali: Thanks, Dipali. At my International House in the U.S., my dear friend Riet couldn’t stop laughing at the “strange girl who loved the rain”. I’d try to drag her to the park every time it drizzled.

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