TTL: Shankarpur I

Its not everyday that we travel to the hills of the North East India and to the beaches of Bay of Bengal within a span of 15 days, but then, when the opportunity came knocking, I wasnt going to turn it down.

So here I was, at Shankarpur. It is still a relatively peaceful and calm beach on the east coast of India, facing the Bay of Bengal. It is situated about 20 kms away from Digha, but is immensely more calm, and also cheaper. Nearby are a couple of virgin beaches, Tajpur and Mandarmoni. Ideal destinations for couples, friends, families, who crave some quite time listening to the waves crashing and watch the moon rise and take early morning strolls.
Well, enough with the descriptions, have a look here ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just a regular morning on the beach
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The other side, evening

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Sea wall
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Nature’s artists at work
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Moonrise!

Follow this post for the part II. Coming up soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers!!

Blood Moon and some more…

Hi there,

If you followed the news, yesterday, i.e 4th of April, 2015, there was a lunar eclipse. The eastern part of India, the 7 sister states and the Andaman Islands, they got the view of ย the complete penumbra to penumbra eclipse, but where I reside, it was more of a glimpse of the umbra and then the waning penumbra. Nevertheless, I perched myself up on the tallest rooftop I could find in the vicinity, and waited. The scheduled time for moon-rise was approx 1800 hrs, I was there from 1645h. No way was I going to miss that ๐Ÿ™‚
Reaching early had a benefit. I set up my tripod, and got ready with plenty of time still left. And I managed some sunset cloudscapes too.

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Once the sun set, the scanning of the horizon began, and finally, around 1845h, the generally pearly white, but temporarily red orb came into view. I shot many photos, but later found just this one to my liking of the blood moon.

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Later, I continued with the shots of the eclipse for some more time. And then by 1900h, I came back. Then later at night, I shot a few more with the clouds passing over. Despite the noise in the photos, somehow, they seemed very soothing and peaceful.

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I would like to try some more moon photos, but with a lens with a bit more reach. Till then, am satisfied with these. Happy shooting.

Cheers!!