22 June 2011

Mumbai has a new landmark

The new landmark in Mumbai

Mumbai has got a  new landmark and a rather unexpected one. MV Wisdom was on its last sail, being tugged away to Alang Shipyard. Alang, the dreaded graveyard for old and broken ships awaited the arrival quiet hopefully, am sure. But Wisdom had other plans. It broke up with the tug boat that was to tow it all the way and drifted off, where else, but Mumbai. After scaring daylights out of the city, when it was poised to dash against the Bandra Worli Sea Link, it finally found home in Juhu. Just a few hundred yards away from the bungalows on the beach. Am sure some of the residents would have got the shock of life to see this monster one fine day. Hope you enjoy the sight.

Some other mundane stuff
Converted to black & white in camera, sel adjustments of contrasts and added some grain :-) love the film feel. 

13 comments:

NR | ExP said...

Great photo! I love the depth and size you've captured, very nice shot

Mayank (DG) said...

Quite a nice pic dude ....

zephyr said...

Loved the write-up more than the shot! :)

mayankpandey said...

hehehe for once I do not know if i am happy about that !! :-)

mayankpandey said...

thanks man. Appreciate.

mayankpandey said...

Thanks NR for dropping by. Welcome to my blog and hope to see you again. 

Just saw your page too. Its awesome. Will explore in details. 

Cloudninetalks said...

Awesome pic! Man, that looks terrific....woooooohoooooooooooo, think of the poor(!) Juhu Beach dwellers;)

mayankpandey said...

Thank you cloudnine :-) as of now the juhu beach dwellers do not know whether they should enjoy their good luck (that it didnt hit them) or hate the traffic thats all over em.

joshi daniel said...

cool one and the people in the foreground helps in showing its massiveness!

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

I wonder, then, if it will just stay there as an attraction, or of further attempts will be made to tow it away. The shot itself is most impressive. The well judged tonal qualities emphasise the massiveness of the ship. That plus the crowded shoreline and low horizon make this a truly dramatic image. I'm about to tweet it here: @andrewgphotos

mayankpandey said...

Yep that was the idea! :-)

mayankpandey said...

2 futile attempts have been made to tow it away. I am told that they will
try this again on 3rd July when the tides are high enough. Till then i
guess, it would continue to draw fancy of the people here.

magiceye said...

beautiful perspective!

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