Northern Lights in the southern Highlands desert of Iceland.
A surprise encounter.
It took a good deal of persuasion to get them to pose. This was (still is?) an old, insulated world where the women are not accustomed to interacting with strangers especially in the absence of – and without permission from – their menfolk. Some of them made bold to lift their veil but I had a very brief window before they retreated.
Who knows, maybe they are all on Facebook now.
Scattered across the vast terrain of Death Valley National Park in California are several fields of sand dunes. The Ibex Dunes in the park’s southeast corner are set against the backdrop of the picturesque Saddle Peak Hills. This rather remote address sees relatively few visitors.
Founded in 1581.
The Church of Salvador do Mundo in Loutolim, Goa, was built by the Jesuits in 1586 in the Mannerist Neo-Roman style (vide The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2005).
Due to the lack of sufficient clearance between the façade and the street in front of it, it is not easy to take a clear shot without having other elements infringe on the frame. The village of Loutolim, by the way, was home to the famous Goan cartoonist Mario Miranda.