Wednesday, July 5

Mumbai Monsoon Morning

Mumbai Monsoon Morning
Originally uploaded by Anindo Ghosh.
Monsoon in Mumbai is an odd mix - miserable if you are a commuter, yet awe-inspiring if you are an observer of nature. Mumbai essentially has two seasons, "sweat" and "swim" - and the world has seen many images of this swimming season during the flash floods of 26th July 2005.

Yet, if one will take a moment to look upwards, especially around dawn, the sight is one to behold!

This photo is one of a series taken just before dawn, at the "magic moment" when the reflected light from the sun hits the clouds before the sun itself rises over the horizon. No spectacular tourist spot this - these photos were shot from the window of a fourth-floor apartment in Bandra's narrow and winding Chapel Road.