Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea

31 Aug

This week’s weekly photo challenge is “Sea” and the emotions that the “Sea” invokes in each one of us. And, I couldn’t have asked for a better topic as amongst all the natural sights, this is my favorite. I was born and live in Mumbai, a city by the Arabian Sea and was lucky to live in a sea facing house (till very recently too). Hence some of my earliest memories are of the sights and sounds of the sea; and its various moods and colors have been an important part of my growing up years. Hence it’s no surprise that some of my best holidays and pictures have been by the sea and I am sharing some of the same with you today –

1. I love the gentleness of the sea but more than that I love its crazy angry look during the monsoons, when the tall waves literally come crashing down on the shores and rocks.

The wild monsoon sea in Mumbai

The wild monsoon sea in Mumbai

2. For me a relaxing holiday is being by the sea all day from dawn to dusk. As a kid too I used to always wake up to it’s morning calls and sleep with the gentle lullaby sung by its evening waves. Hence its sounds always remind me of my childhood.

A docile beach in Goa

A docile beach in Goa

3. I love its varying colors with each region and season. It could be blue, grey, green, turquoise or a mix of all the these.

In one of its many shades in Alleppey, Kerala

In one of its many shades in Alleppey, Kerala

4. It’s always been perceptive and understanding towards me. Till date whenever I am upset or undecided I just sit by the sea and the sound of its gentle waves is enough to calm me and help me arrive at the toughest of decisions.

At the meeting of 3 seas in Kanyakumari, Kerala

At the meeting of 3 seas in Kanyakumari, Kerala

5. But most of all, I love the whole spectacle and feeling when the sun slowly immerses itself in it during sunset. To me it seems that the sea then gives everyone hope and says, that no matter how the day was today, tomorrow will be a brand new day 🙂

Amazing sunrise in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Amazing sunset in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Is it the same for you too? Do share your thoughts on the “Sea” below or tweet at traveler_budget.

I hope you enjoyed this photo essay today and in case you want to read other entries for this challenge, then do visit the link here 🙂

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26 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea”

  1. Rajesh September 1, 2013 at 00:06 #

    Beautiful… Loved the last one.

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  2. indrani September 1, 2013 at 00:32 #

    Great shot! I grew up near a beach and the sea can never ore me. 🙂

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  3. Himanshu Muni. September 1, 2013 at 01:00 #

    Sunset on a sea beach is always very relaxing! Whenever I get chance I go to various places of Mumbai ; from Marine Drive to Juhu beach. I try to remember last moments before and after sun set and visually recall to relax and it has always worked. Sun rise at Gateway Of India is also very refreshing. Watching life in general at these places and time is also helps distress. I like your photo of Kanyakumari, thanks for sharing! — Himanshu Muni

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    • getsetandgo September 1, 2013 at 23:04 #

      Thanks Himanshu and its good to meet other people who share the same love for the sea 🙂

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  4. lmjapan September 1, 2013 at 04:13 #

    These are just beautiful…..

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  5. anupampatra September 1, 2013 at 14:13 #

    The sunset snap is awesomely mesmerizing. Great shot. Since we are in the seas you may like this http://anupampatracontemplates.blogspot.in/2012/09/a-walk-on-shore.html

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    • getsetandgo September 1, 2013 at 23:04 #

      Thanks and your post is amazing and I love the colors of the pic 🙂

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  6. Rajesh September 2, 2013 at 08:31 #

    Fantastic shots.

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  7. jahidakhtar September 2, 2013 at 14:35 #

    Nice Photographs !!

    Regards,
    Jahid
    Flashbacks

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  8. Sunil September 2, 2013 at 15:12 #

    Me too love the sea…My favorite location is the beaches of Gokarna…

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    • getsetandgo September 8, 2013 at 23:51 #

      I haven’t been to Gokarna yet but its on my wish-list 🙂

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  9. EatDrink&DIY September 12, 2013 at 09:00 #

    Oh I miss India 😦
    I loved Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai and Palolem, Patnem and Agonda beaches in Goa. Truly amazing!!

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    • getsetandgo September 13, 2013 at 20:55 #

      I hope you visit again soon 🙂 There is a lot more to see 🙂

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  10. vivek788 September 27, 2013 at 10:11 #

    interesting topic selection.. life in the coastal areas has a distinctive touch of the sea wind in everything ranging from food to the moods of people 🙂

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