Monsoons have finally arrived in India, though they are quite subdued, thanks partly to El Nino.
And when the rains come, what could be better than a train journey through the Western Ghats, a mountain range that runs almost parallel to the western coast of Indian peninsula!
India, being such a big country, has a huge network of railways (115000 kms of tracks) and several administrative wings, Konkan Railway being one of them and which is being used by the trains in the picture. This particular moment is from an early morning after a spell of fresh rain, with the fastest train on the route, the Rajdhani, approaching us from the other side, as I precariously perch myself on the footboard to get a good shot.
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holmertz (45179) 2014-06-25 2:09
The photo looks very blue, but I suppose it may be because of the early morning light and maybe the monsoon clouds. I like the composition with the curving train and tracks. It brings back memories of exciting train journeys in India. Maybe I have passed this very spot going from Kochi to Mangalore (unless this is further north).
lousat (82500) 2014-06-25 2:09
Hi Apurba,interesting way to show us the bad weather in your country in this season,a long neverending perspective made by the train in a difficult dark and blue light,in my country we are always waiting the summer,today a lot of rain and thunderstorms.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (55013) 2014-06-25 2:44
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o zeleznici Indije sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazani vagoni voza i zeleznicki kolosek.
Dobar rad, lepo uhavcen trenutak, lepe boje i refleks na vagonima.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the railways of India with a description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well displayed wagons of the train and railway tracks.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors and reflection on the wagons.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
danos (90305) 2014-06-25 3:27
nice the view of the moving long train,as passing by from this green area.I like the creative perspective,the depth, with the bluish of the atmoaphere to created from the arrived monsoons?
Fis2 (89993) 2014-06-25 4:57
Interesting POV and composition.
Very impressive colours.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (130007) 2014-06-25 5:13
Avec la végétation luxuriante quelle iamge et ocmpo sueprbe vue et cpatage quel rendu et ces voies dans la courbe sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (144204) 2014-06-25 5:21
Moessons know we not in Belgium, but a lot rain days every years.
Your picture is nice through the long Railway rails, also the train is nice photographed.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
papagolf21 (90424) 2014-06-25 7:21
Bonjour, cher Apurba,
Bravo pour cette prise de vue d'un train en mouvement. Les voitures prenant le virage accentuent l'effet du train en marche. La présence d'une locomotive venant dans notre sens joue un rôle non négligeable également dans l'intérêt du cadrage et de la réactivité photographique.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-25 7:32
Beautiful view of the speeding train. Well composed with the rock and the foliage on the left. The slightly hazy view adds great atmosphere to this early morning shot.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-06-25 19:25
Hello Apurba, interesting moment you capture wonderfully. Beautiful work. Tfs. Best regards, Barbara
shreya2000 (1694) 2014-06-26 3:59
Yes the monsoon express is so late this time. Northern India is drying due to lack of monsoon.
However, you have clicked a very good image with good composition. Looks like an early morning or late evening taken pic.
Thanks for sharing.
abmdsudi (46848) 2014-06-26 7:06
This is rather a dynamic bit of landscape, immense perspective and depth, the strong converging curvy lines leads the eye to infinity stretching the view all the way. Its adequately exposed, with enough interest - detail and placement with good sense of motion effect timely shot. The bit of shine on the train is lovely addition to catch the eye. May I suggest you check the colour balance again it appears that magenta-is slightly overpowering here, to otherwise will look natural. Hope my honest suggestion is acceptable to you. Great capture and tfs, Congrats
nikkitta (16758) 2014-06-27 18:52
Like trains and travel in them in India, interesting note and good composition taken just at the moment a ray of light is on it
But , as everybody said is bit too bluish, may I suggest you to post a WS with a simple correction?
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-07-11 23:42
Nice image of the train moving along the curve with excellent depth of fields.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.