Skip to main content

December Hues: Cloud Art

The following set of photographs is from last week, at a corner of the Tannirbavi beach, Mangalore. I'd been longingly looking at the sea from office from the past few weeks, but somehow every weekend would just get over with, and all plans to spend an evening by the sea, never worked out. Last Sunday, with a head-cold that didn't seem to respond to pills, and the cloudy dull evening adding to the blues, we finally ended up at the beach. The sea air worked wonders, and the stuffy nose was clear again.

EXIF: 30.0mm; 1/50s; f/4.5; ISO 100

EXIF: 18.0mm; 1/50s; f/4.5; ISO 100

EXIF: 18.0mm; 1/40s; f/4.0; ISO 200

I had hoped for a clear sunset, but the clouds didn't look like they would clear off... till the last moment. The sun suddenly shone through a gap in the clouds, and the hues of the sky were beautiful. And the colors that followed the sunset were even better. As I had once read somewhere, a mistake that people often end up doing is to wait for the sunset, and then just leave soon after. The after-colors that follow a sunset are sometimes even more prettier than the sunset itself! 

(You can find many such beautiful pictures of the sky, HERE)


  1. Such adorable sights make one want to stay there forever, to experience that moment again and gain. And I so agree with you one the last sentence :)

    1. Exactly, especially after a long tiring week. Thank you for stopping by, Tara :)

  2. Good that you stayed back! Beautiful pictures!

    1. It indeed was a beautiful evening, thank you so much Mridula!

  3. Amazing colours and captures of the sunset.

    Have a good weekend!

    Alex's World! -

    1. Thank you! Hope you're having a great weekend too!

  4. Beautiful colors in the sky. Lovely shots


Post a Comment

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Popular posts from this blog

A Slice of the Western Ghats: AGUMBE

Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.

A summer sunset

A quick post! Over the past few weeks, I haven't been able to dedicate much time to this space, owing to more pressing matters, both personally and professionally. However, I'm making it a habit to write down in my journal as often as possible, so as to make a record of my thoughts, which have been quite interesting. 
With this post, I hope to resume writing posts at-least twice a week, starting today! This picture was taken in my village in the Summer. It was a clear evening, and the sky was spotless. The setting sun against the horizon made of various palms made for a very pretty picture. The tiny glistening lake looked nice too.

See also:Summer Activity: Mango Picking!Summer Sky

(Find more pictures of the sky from across the globe, HERE)

A Slice of Rural Mangalore

Last evening we'd been to our village for a Spirit Worship ritual. The drive was quite smooth, save for a particular moment where I braked all of a sudden, to save a small snake slithering slowly on the tar road. I got quite a shouting for it! In the past few days, the village had seen showers, and everything had turned green. Patches of grass were seen by the road, and the parched countryside looked hungry for more. There was a peacock strutting rather proudly in the middle of the road. 
By the time we reached the village, dusk was falling and the sun had disappeared behind the trees that make the horizon at the edge of our fields. There were lot of heavy clouds too, and the evening light filtering through them looked glorious. As the sun went down, the colours kept changing. In a span of just fifteen minutes, I lost count of the number of hues that appeared; it was as if there was an artist sitting on the other side and secretly painting the sky! Below are a few p…