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Unusual monsoon pics: Loving the rural life

Last updated on: August 9, 2010 12:22 IST

We invited you to send in unique rain-themed photographs -- odd scenes that are captured on a lens for posterity -- to share with other readers. Here are some more responses!

First up is this cute one from Manjunatha A, who says, "Monsoon brings a smile to formers and harvesting starts. This place is near Sagar, Shimoga in Karnataka. My son Ahilesh had a good time with his cousins playing in a flowing stream while his uncles and aunties were busy harvesting."

Share your interesting monsoon snapshots with us! They could be from anywhere across India or the world, but they have to be original.

Simply e-mail your photographs to (subject line: 'Unusual monsoon pics') -- we'll publish the most interesting ones right here. And make sure to include a little-write up of where you e is the monsoons, so your photograph has to gel with the season. Hurry and send in your entry today!

Disclaimer: The photographs featured in this series are, to the best of our knowledge, original entries submitted by readers. does not assume any responsibility for their originality.

Colour of a summer sky

Next we have this one from N Venkatraman of Bangalore, showing sky-blue flowers in bloom. "I clicked this picture on my recent visit to the hillstation Yercaud in the Salem district," he explains. "These are Hydrangeas and they are found in the botanical garden over there."

Celestial wonder

Sandeep sent in this next one. He says, "These are the colours that the generally dull sky produces just after the afternoon rain. I live in the L&T camp at Dudapur, a small village 100 kms west of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The place is generally very very dry and very hot for most parts of the year. After a scorching summer, topping at a couple of degrees more than 50, this year the monsoon has cooled down the weather."

"Everyday starts out very humid and sweaty. By noon it gets even uglier. But after noon, at around 3-4 pm it starts to shower. Slowly, at first, but growing into a heavy rain in an hour or two."

"I snapped this picture just after the rain on a Sunday, July 18. The colours that were seen in the sky after the rain left me in wonder. It was lucky that my camera's battery was just enough. The whole moment lasted for 3-5 minutes. Then it was completely dark."

Landscape on a rainy day

Next we have this photograph from Moassaf Ali, shot in Kolding, Denmark, on a rainy day.

Shapes in the mist

And finally, Aravind Kanade sent in this image of tree trunk silhouettes against the mist, captured during the monsoons at Nandi Hills.