Rain in Cherrapunji Rain in Cherrapunji by Sudipto Sarkar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. I had long heard of how Cherrapunji had the largest rainfall in the world. For those that were not aware of that fact, Cherrapunji is a place in the state of Meghalaya, India. Its original name is Sohra. Cherrapunji was the name given to it by the British (before independence). It’s famous for its Scottish highlands like landscape and of course – rain. But that is not all it is famous for. Lately, I had the chance to visit the place. The place where I took this photograph is where the famous Mawkdok valley. The bad news, it was all covered in clouds. Apparently, the clouds were stuck in the valley with no open space to spread apart. The good news, there were rain drops hanging from the railing of the stairway that led to the viewpoint. I did some more shots of the local flora, not enough though. One can never get enough of that place. EXIF Info Exposure f/3.0 1/100 sec ISO 80 Date taken 2011:07:06 Camera Canon PowerShot A470 View Rain in Cherrapunji on flickr lightbox Spread the love Tweet Post navigation UnityLost in oblivion 23 Comments I like your decision to make this image, illustrating the character of your setting in a detailed close-up. Cool idea. Reply nicely seen, lovely bokeh. Reply Nice picture, quite often when we get to a place we want to photograph we do not see what we came for at first. You have taken a picture where there was none, its lovely and conveys the environment to one who sees it. Reply original and very nice , great bokeh and reflect Reply This is a very nice macro shot. Reply Great macro of these droplets with nice bokeh background. Reply @Doug, @Otto, @Danou, @Evelyn, @Steven Thanks 🙂 @Piers You wouldn't believe, I was thinking the exact same thing while photographing these.. 🙂 Reply I guess if it rains so much you might as well photograph water. That is beautifully done. Reply Fantastic shot! (BTW–I have a couple of shots like yours) Reply Wonderful bokeh in this image. Reply very nice abstract and clever compo! Reply Very unique image; interesting and beautiful. Interesting that this is the rainiest place on earth; that would make photography a challenge! Reply Nice photo ! Reply Good for you, VP, to make good use of what was at your fingertips, instead of being upset about what wasn't! Reply would love to visit this place Reply I like this close-up of the drops on the railing VP. …they are crystal clear and you DOF gave you that beautiful backdrop….you made the best of a rainy day….peter:) Reply That is a great image – I like the selective focus and beautiful green tones. Nice work! Reply wow what a great shot! Reply Good work! I like the background! Reply A delicate transparency, love the colors. Thanx for your words on my page. Reply This is a wonderful shot! What if you have cropped it a it more leaving only the big drop left in the picture? Reply @Jacob I don't really know why I didn't do that.. I actually had thought of that, but I guess instincts were favoring the original view more… 🙂 Reply This is a brilliant macro shot! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.