New Sky, New Land

uasatish, India, Vasai, landscape, photography
New Sky, New Land

This is another image of the vast open areas of Vasai. The wetlands are covered with greenery. Mangroves grow in many parts of Vasai. This acts as a natural drainage area for rain water. Many different species of birds can be found here. Pink Flamingos come to feed on blue-green algae, brine shrimp and molluscs in the months of November to March.

I shot this photo on a November evening. The sky had vivid colours from the setting sun.

Here’s a link to a related post on my site, Below the Horizon

Bandra Sea Link

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Bandra Sea Link

Bandra Sea Link is a unique cable stay bridge in the waters of Arabian Sea. It connects Bandra Reclamation with Worli in South Mumbai. It runs for 5.6 km over the Arabian Sea. Travel time is 20-30 min. Motorcycles and pedestrians are not allowed on the sealink.

First four lanes were opened to traffic in June 2009. All eight lanes were opened on 24 March 2010. It took ten years to complete and is considered an engineering marvel. It cost USD 280 million to build. Daily traffic count on the bridge is 40,000 vehicles.

This shot was taken from Shivaji Park area. Bandra end of the sealink is seen to the right.

Incandescence

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Incandescence

Incandescence is the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised. I shot this image on an April evening. The sky was cloudless and sun was just above the horizon. The colours in the sky were dramatic.

I underexposed a little to make the colours more rich and defined. I used my Canon EOS 550D in aperture priority mode with exposure compensation. I switched the white balance to cloudy to get beautiful tones from the sky

F-Stop was at f/3.5 and focal length was set to 20 mm . So the sun appears small.

Day’s Catch

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Day’s Catch

The train journey from Mangalore to Kerala is scenic. The rail tracks run  close to Arabian Sea. Not far from the railway station in Kasaragod, there is a small fishing jetty. It has a landing dock that connects to a shed with red roof.

The jetty is in a bay and wave movements are less. The white bridge stands out against the blue waters. I had shot this image on a January morning. There were no clouds in the sky. The sea appears to blend with the sky.

The shutter speed was 1/250 sec. Aperture was at f/9 to get a good depth of field.

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