A study in moods.

With its long, slender ‘neck,’ the mountain Reykjaneshyrna presents a striking contour seen from Norðurfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland. See this earlier post for another photo.

Reykjaneshyrna, near Krossnes farm, Iceland

First light – summer’s morning
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Reykjaneshyrna, Strandir, Icelland

Blue hour
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
Reykjaneshyrna, early morning, Strandir, Iceland

Dark
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Reykjaneshyrna at sunrise, Strandir, Iceland

Fall sunrise
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - September 26, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    The first one is magnificent. Nice job Rajan.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - September 26, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    The third photograph, “Dark”, made me stop, just stop and observe. The second photograph, “Blue Hour”, made me gasp! Where did you get the blue from? (This is a rhetorical question.)ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - September 26, 2016 - 8:23 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them, Premanand-bab. It is a very special mountain.ReplyCancel

Sunrise over the Pacific.

The very first rays illuminating an aircraft at cruising altitude is a sight to behold. I got lucky on this United Airlines flight from Narita to SFO a few days ago on a B747 powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4056 engines.

This post is not about image quality – a smartphone angled behind three panes of plexiglass is far from an ideal situation. The story here is the sublime quality of light and its fast changing hues; the two images were taken less than a minute apart.

Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Port side
iPhone 6s

 
Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Starboard side
iPhone 6s

 
 
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Mud flats, salt ponds, wetlands.

As the B747 banked sharply on its final turn for landing at SFO, I caught this crisp view of the Ravenswood Slough in Menlo Park, California. A portion of the Facebook headquarters is seen at the bottom right of the second photo.

Ravenswood Slough, Menlo Park, California

Ravenswood Slough, Menlo Park
iPhone 6s

 
San Francisco Bay Area, California

Marshland along Bayshore Freeway, Silicon Valley
iPhone 6s

 
 
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  • Premanand - September 16, 2016 - 8:42 am

    I stared at the first photograph, with my mouth open, for a long time and then simply said “Wow!”. Aprateem!ReplyCancel

Boys and toys.

Football interrupted at the Church Ground in Divar, Goa.

Boys at Church Ground, Piedade, Divar, Goa

Curious
iPhone 6s

 
 
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  • Premanand - September 12, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Everyone is wearing football studs except the boy at the end. Looks like he is the referee. 🙂 Hey, he is not wearing the white and blue “Payal” slippers! 🙂 Looks like everything has changed in Goa!ReplyCancel

At our home in Panjim.

The festival got underway today. Ganesha coming home means joy, fun and above all, good food.

Our Ganesha

Ganesha
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Festival food at our home

Traditional delights
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Asha Bhonsle, Chef

Executive Chef Asha at work
iPhone 6s

 
 
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  • vnm - September 6, 2016 - 6:40 am

    भ्रमापनोदनक्षमं समाहितान्तरात्मनां
    सुमादिभिः सदार्चितं क्षमानिधिं गणाधिपं ।
    रमाधवादिपूजितं यमान्तकात्मसम्भवं
    शमादिषड्गुणप्रदं नमाम्यहं विभूतये ॥ReplyCancel