Thursday, June 30, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Torrential Monsoon Rain

This time my visit to hometown was filled with Joy and undoubtedly that joy stemmed from the glorious onset of Monsoon rains with thumping velocity :). Since the 1st June, the monsoon left occasional impression on the floors of my village and with my intrusion to village it gained momentum with thick droplets pounding the surface of my beautiful village. Despite the complexity & precaution required in capturing the monsoon clips, my soul desperately wanted to snap such a scene which we witnessed for the first time in this year. It almost precipitated close to 160mm that day and my joy was amplified. The precipitation repeated in subsequent days as well with equal quantity and intensity. Here are the first glimpses of monsoon rains from my village this year. Hope you enjoy the pictures as well short video.

Also our relatively minuscule dam was also brimming with muddy water was testament to ferocity of monsoon rain that pounded overnight.

It was day when monsoon clouds over troposphere crumbled culminating in torrential rains which pounded thick droplets over the landscape of my village. Here are few clips from the day of deluge for you. This intensity remained for 3 more days brimming our minuscule dam and swelling the rivers. Hope you enjoy the video.

Some clips are shaky due to juggling of umbrella and camera together :).

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Memoirs of Kukkarahalli Lake, Mysore

Off-late, I am drifting through the nook & cranny of my archive hard disk. In the process, I realized that lot of pictures have not been shared anywhere, or looked upon. Many of the instances, I just used to click and chuck them into the hard-drive without acting on them. However, now I am realizing how enchanting they are and plucking them up whenever I find time. It also brought back my golden yesteryears when I used to click for my own rather than for display. Nowadays, I usually scout the metal storage for untouched snaps more than grabbing new pictures. One of the outcome of such an excavation, is idyllic scenes of Kukkarahalli lake of Mysore. Hope you enjoy the visual series grabbed during our jaunt along the lake.

Those were the last days of my sister's stay in Mysore. I wanted to take advantage of roaming around the Mysore city before my sister migrates to Mangalore. One of the trivial but familiar place in Mysore, also which is proximity to my sister's house was Kukkarahalli lake. It has beautiful landscape covering wide area. Walkers can stroll around the periphery at restricted time interval. One fine day, when all planets converged at right positions ;), we also set out for evening jaunt. It was winter time and huge flock of aquatic birds topped up our visit. Here are the shots which I am sharing for the first time in my blog to revisit those memories.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monsoon has arrived!

Hurray!! Yes its here and its party time!! After lull of almost a month, the South West Monsoon, the greatest boon to India has successfully arrived in our village and there is joy everywhere. There is joy in colours of vegetation, there is joy in flowing streams, there is joy in paddy fields, there is joy in roaring Arabian sea, there is joy in brimming wells and why not there is joy in dancing peacocks. Every minute of Monsoon is joyful experience and one can feel the serene scent of monsoon vibe. I was in my village for 4 days and experienced joy in thick droplets pounding from troposphere. Here are visual joys for you and hope you also feel cheerful!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Terrace Sunset 2

There is plenty of rain in Bangalore resulting in plenty of spectacular drama over terrace skies. As the monsoon season approaches, the troposphere is brimming with intense hustle of clouds accompanied by flashing & rumbling skies. Oh my God! they are splendid to watch and of-course photograph. I have also captured humongous series of timelapses which I will be sharing near future in my YouTube channel. Everyday, there is colorful drama over the skies and beautiful painting on the canvas of stratosphere robed by thick nimbus clouds! The skies look calmer & elegant after rains which is wonderful sight to enjoy and capture. Here is second series of pictures captured over a period of week and hopefully nature will glisten in upcoming days as well for me to enjoy :).


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Sunday, June 5, 2016


ನಾಡಿನ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯವಾದ
ಮೋಹಿನಿ ನಶ್ಯ

ಹ ಹ ಹ್ಹ ಹ್ಹಾ!

ಅರೆರೆ!! ಮೋಹಿನಿಗೆ ಒಲಿದು ಭಸ್ಮಾಸುರ ಬಂದಂನೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದಿರಾ! ಇದೇನು ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ಶೋ ಅಲ್ಲ ಬದಲಾಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಯಾಕೆಂಡ್ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಮಾರಾಯ್ರೆ, ಆದರೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಡಿಫರೆಂಟ್ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ;). ನಮ್ಮ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ನಶ್ಯ ಕೂಡ ಹಾಗೆಯೇ. ಮೋಹಿನಿ ಭಸ್ಮಾಸುರನನ್ನು ಬೂದಿ ಮಾಡಿದಂತೆ, ನಮ್ಮ ನಶ್ಯ ಕೂಡ ಮೋಹಿನಿಯಂತೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಹಾಕೊಂಡವರ ಮೂಗನ್ನು ಭಸ್ಮ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ತಿಳಿದ ವಿಷಯವೇ. ಆದರೂ ಮೋಹಿನಿಯ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯಂತೆ, ನಶ್ಯದ ಪಾಪುಲಾರಿಟಿ ಕೂಡ ಕಡಿಮೆಯೇ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಚಿತ್ರ ನೋಡಿದರೆ ತಿಳಿಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ? ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ ಕೂಡ ಅದರ ನಶೆಗೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿತಗೊಂಡು ನಂತರ ನಿರಂತರ ಸೀನು ತಾಳಲಾರದೆ, ಕಣ್ಣು ಪಿಳಿಪಿಳಿಗೊಂಡು ಅದರ ವೈಟ್ ಬ್ಯಾಲೆಂಸ್ ಕೂಡ ಆಚೀಚೆ ಆಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಬೂದು ಬಣ್ಣಕ್ಕೆ ತಿರುಗಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಪ್ರೂಫ್ ಬೇಕೆ? ಚ್ಯಾಂಸೆ ಇಲ್ಲಾ!! ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಕ್ಕೂ ಜೀವ ಇದೆ ಕಣ್ರಿ ನಿರ್ಜೀವ ಅನ್ನಬೇಡಿ! ಹಾಗಂತ ಹೇಳಿ ನನಗೇನು ನಶೆ ಎದ್ದಿಲ್ಲ ಗೊತ್ತಾಯ್ತಾ!

ಅಂದಹಾಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಸುಂದರ ಕುಂದಾಪುರ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ಬಾರ್ಕೂರು ಪಟ್ಟಣದ ಅಂಗಡಿಯವರು ಉತ್ತಮ ತಲೆಬರಹವನ್ನೇ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮೋಹಿನಿಯಂತೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸಲು "ನಾಡಿನ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯವಾದ" ಎಂಬ ಫಾಲ್ಸ್ ಟ್ಯಾಗ್ ಅನ್ನೂ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬಹುಶ: ಇದರಿಂದ ಹಲವು ಭಸ್ಮಾಸುರರನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಮಹಾನುಭಾವರ ಲೆಕ್ಕಾಚಾರ ಇರಬಹುದು. ಇರಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಯಾಕೆಂಡ್ ಸರಣಿಗೆ ಇವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಯೂ ದೊರೆತಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದು ನನಗೆ ಹರ್ಷದಾಯಕ ವಿಚಾರ. ಸುಮಾರು ವರ್ಷ ಹಿಂದೆ ತೆಗೆದಿದ್ದು ಈಗ ಕೈಗೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿತ್ತು. ಏನು! ಇಲ್ಲಪ್ಪಾ ಹಾಗೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ್ದು, ಇಲ್ಲಿ ತನಕ ಸೀನ್ತಾ ಇರ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ ಮಾರಾಯ್ರೆ!

ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಹಳೆಯ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಜಾಲಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವಾಗ ನನ್ನ ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದ ಬ್ಯಾಕೆಂಡ್ ಚಿತ್ರವಿದು. ಬಹುಶಃ "ಬಾಕಿಲು ಎಂಡ್" ಎಂದರೂ ತಪ್ಪಾಗದು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೇಳೋದು ಹಳೆದನ್ನು ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಬಿಸಾಡಬಾರದು [ಹಾಗಂತ ಹೇಳಿ ಹಳೆ ನಶ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಬೇಡಿ ;)]. ಸುಮಾರು ವರುಷದ ನಂತರ ಹೀಗೆಯೇ ಉಪಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದರೂ ತಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲ. ಅರೆರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಪ್ಪಾ! ಚಿತ್ರದ ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ನಾನೇನು ಭಸ್ಮ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿಯೇ ಇದ್ದೇನೆ.

ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ಬ್ಯಾಕೆಂಡ್ ಸರಣಿಗಾಗಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಿ: ಬ್ಯಾಕೆಂಡ್

Friday, June 3, 2016

Skywatch Friday - Drifting storm from rooftop!

I must be really called lucky this Wednesday. Somehow my instinct tempted me to setup timelapse in north-west direction which I usually do not prefer. However, that weird setup finally resulted in beautiful storm formation and its movement. Wow! I never thought and it happened and hence lucky :D. It all started when patch of nimbus cloud swelled to large monolith cloud resulting in storm at the horizon. The event started with slow formation of storm and later drifting towards east. With onset of monsoon in cards, these phenomenon are quite regular. However, the scene of storm formation requires patience and keen observation. I did not predict this storm and all of sudden it happened. This type of precipitation is difficult to predict as well. It is the beauty and divinity of mother nature which nobody can transcend. Since I had no clue on storm, my setup was purely of serendipity (of-course patience was in place!). Also gradual glowing of stratosphere topped up the beauty of storm movement. Here are few shots of epic sky with gestation of storm and its movement. While it rained heavily under the roof of thick nimbus cloud, it rained beauty nearby our place. I have splendid timelapse too, which I will share in upcoming days! Enjoy the short series as of now 8-)









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