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Anoop Negi

In the Eye of the Storm - Monsoon Arrives in Kerala

Welcome Monsoon Rains in Kerala and India

The black clouds gather in minutes and take an ominous shape of a violent storm seething with ominous intent.

In minutes, the storm vanished

The sun was out again.

A commercial jet wound its way up in the skies.

The waves started thundering again.

Back to normal !!!

( Extract stolen from a flickr photo of Swapna Mahawadhi.

Notes on Photography - This is a 3 photographer shot executed in the middle of an ominous storm in the monsoon time. One the photographer in the frame, I think I did the triggering and another did the strobe lighting with a hand held external speedlight.
It was extremely dark as half the horizon was bright and the other half getting ominously dark by the seconds. One had to quickly fish out the strobe to light up the scene adequately to illuminate the photographer here and the rocky surface she stood on.

I think we could manage only 3-5 shots before the storm with its ominous cleft line vanished to leave behind a welcome smattering of heavy monsoon rains.

Taken on July 27, 2008 at 6.24pm IST (edit)

Exif data
Camera Nikon D300
Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 12 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash On, Return not detected

_DSC0334 from jpeg 300dpi

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