Aksa Beach: People, Water, Sand and Reflections

A boy playing at Aksa beach
A boy playing at Aksa beach
You saw in one of my earlier posts, the birds at Aksa beach located in Malad, Mumbai. Best option if you are looking for beaches in and around mumbai. This post is more about the people at the beach, the sand, the water... well all in all the beach itself. Since it was a Sunday a lot of people were present at the beach with small kids playing in the sand and water and a little older kids playing cricket on the beach. There was also a small group, assuming they were from a Photography institute or a workshop with 2 models dressed for Indian Classical dance form called Bharatnatyam. The two models were posing and the photographers with the camera were experimenting with their cameras taking shots at various angles and perspectives. Well, my friend Bharat and I too tried to click a few snaps albeit without any permission from the group (Read the disclaimer below). 

We also noticed that despite many warnings and drowning incidences, some people just don't understand and go for swimming. If you googled for Aksa beach and reached this blog post, please do make note that Aksa is one of the MOST DANGEROUS beaches for swimming so even if you do enter the water, don't go too far. The sand keeps on shifting and the currents are very strong.

Disclaimer: Photographs of people on this blog post are shot with no intention of using them commercially. The same can be removed upon request.



Water between the sand dunes
Water between the sand dunes

Water poured down
Pouring down

Row, Row, Row you boat...
Lets go fishing...

A model striking a pose at the beach
A model striking a pose at the beach

Looking for the subject
My friend Bharat Sharma looking for his subject...

Kids playing at Aksa Beach
Kids playing at Aksa beach

A crab at Aksa beach
Crab!

Model posing at Aksa Beach
Another pose by the model...

View of Aksa Beach
A view of Aksa beach from the foresty area at the shore

Swimming at Aksa, Despite warning
Despite the warning... swimming at Aksa continues


Reflecting
Reflecting
Crabs? Oysters?
Assuming that she's collecting oysters or crabs for food


14  comments:

  1. some amazing photographs Kalpesh! and i am sure, many are not aware of the fact that it's a dangerous beach for swimming. it would be really helpful for those who are planning to go there.

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    1. Yep! People should know about the risk in order to avoid it :-)

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  2. It used to be such a tranquil, unfrequented beach. I am put off by the rowdy crowd these days. 'Water between the sand dunes' is a beautiful image.

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    1. You are right. Even my friend an I encountered a few men who despite their age had got no maturity.

      One of them started hitting the crab with his footwear for no reason. Those were some nasty idiots.

      Sunday only would be the best day if you're planning to go there alone or in a small number.

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  3. That water and sand is excellent. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. First of all, you got some wonderful candid shots of kids and kids with their parents. Love the color treatment you gave some of them. Lots of artsy photos, too, which I like. The last ones with the reflections are superb.

    But it sounds like you have some really stupid people as we do. They seem to be challenged by signs suggesting that it might be too dangerous to swim. What ya gonna do?

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