Evening leisure.

Moplahs in Kottapuram, Kerala.

Moplahs in Kottapuram, Kerala

In conversation
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Moplahs in Kottapuram, Kerala

A friendly trio
5D, 70-200L f/2.8L IS

  • Roland Francis - April 24, 2016 - 12:46 pm

    They were once Bombay’s roadside tender coconut vendors. As kids we would be amazed at the deftness of the strokes of their machetes on the nuts taking no more than two or 3 swipes to open the top.

    In the Persian Gulf they were the hardworking petty shopkeepers often turning into big businessmen with their financial acumen.

    Friendly but fearless, these Moplahs exhibit the traits of their long past business warrior ancestry that met the Portuguese adventurers coming to trade for their spices and silk.ReplyCancel

Earth in technicolor.

The marvels dotting Iceland‘s volcanic compass offer a hint of the wonders that must lie on worlds beyond our own.

Leirhnjúkur volcanic field, Mývatn, Iceland

Leirhnjúkur volcanic field
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Þeistareykir geothermal area on Bæjarfjall. Iceland

Slopes of Bæjarfjall, Þeistareykir geothermal area
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Thrihnjukagigur Volcano in Reykjanes, Iceland

þríhnúkagígur (crater) interior, Reykjanes
5D Mark III, TS-E 17L

  • E. DeSousa - April 21, 2016 - 10:25 pm

    I like that þríhnúkagígur (crater) interior, Reykjanes.
    I could frame it and hang it in my office.ReplyCancel

Springtime in Silicon Valley.

Last light yesterday at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, California. In the first image below, three of Mountain View’s icons are seen in the distance: Hangar One, the largest wind tunnel in the world at NASA’s Ames Research Center, and Google headquarters.

Priyanka at Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Shoreline Park: my niece Saraswati (Priyanka)
iPhone 6s

Priyanka at Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Field of fennel flowers
iPhone 6s


Photographs, not digital paintings.

The second installment in an ongoing series. All posts on this theme are consolidated here.

Mount Esja seen from Reykjavík, Iceland

Esja, seen from Reykjavík
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Highlands beyond Hverfjall, Mývatn, Iceland

Highlands area near Hverfjall, Mývatn
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

  • Bob Belas - April 15, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    Both are great (as typical for you Rajan), but the first is in a class by itself. The tonality, textures, and patterns are a delight to one’s eyes. I have never traveled to Iceland, but your images continue to feed my interest for this lovely land.


  • Premanand - April 15, 2016 - 9:16 am

    Lovely colour in the first photograph! I especially like the way the details are preserved. I reckon the full size image will be a treat to savour, zooming on all the details.ReplyCancel

  • Jackson Frishman - April 14, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Two beautiful images, Rajan!ReplyCancel

Sweet, sweet light.

A storm builds up behind the Panamint Range in Death Valley National Park, California. Part of the Rainbow Canyon frames the lower edge and beyond it are the Panamint Dunes.

Panamint Valley from Father Crowley Point

Sunset glow on the Panamints
5DS, 100-400L IS II

  • 9443644263 Ranganathan - April 9, 2016 - 12:48 am

    Very nice fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Roland - April 7, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Surreal !
    Those who see God, experience a white light. Those welcomed by Satan get this view. No competition.ReplyCancel