From 35,000 feet.

A quick dispatch – Seen today on my Icelandair flight from Seattle to Keflavík.

From Icelandair, Canada

The Frozen North – near Baffin Bay
iPhone 6s

 
From Icelandair flight - Northeastern Canada

Northeast coast of Canada
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Glacier in Greenland

Glacier in Greenland
iPhone 6s

 
 
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Sweet jalebi.

Over a year ago, I was dismayed to find out that two of my photographs (featured elsewhere on this blog) had been published without my permission or prior knowledge in a well-known Indian newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both the digital and print editions carried the photos.

I promptly sent a message followed by an invoice of my license fees to the person identified in the byline. This “senior journalist” claimed she was under the assumption that “…blogged photos which do not display a copyright mark are up for grabs, as long as they are attributed. [emphasis added]” The first image below brings to mind the words of this shameless, grubby ‘journalist.’

These photos were taken at a jalebi shack in Udaipur, Rajasthan, in 2006.

Jalebi in Udaipur market

Up for grabs
5D, 24-105L

 
Making jalebi - Udaipur market

Not up for grabs (fruits of someone else’s labour)
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Jon - May 19, 2016 - 11:31 am

    The jalebi looks delicious. I wonder how far I would have to travel to get some?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - May 19, 2016 - 2:27 pm

      Jon, most Indian grocery stores carry it. Jalebi is a sugar bomb and designed to cure a diabetes-free life.ReplyCancel

  • vnm - May 15, 2016 - 5:59 am

    What about those jamuns in the background? Can I grab some of those?ReplyCancel

Tesla in the Mojave.

We were treated to this strange scene last week in the remote desert town of Beatty, Nevada, on the edge of Death Valley National Park.

Tesla charging station in Beatty, Nevada

Charging in the desert
iPhone 6s

 
Tesla charging station in Beatty, Nevada

Tesla charging station in Beatty, Nevada
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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The tallest building in Las Vegas.

Trump International Hotel at sunrise today.

Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Trump, Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas

Sunrise on The Strip
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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  • Roland - May 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm

    Come on America, you witnessed Obama’s WE CAN. And nothing happened. Now take a chance with Trump’s I WILL.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - May 4, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    If He “Trump”s the others then, May the fourth (force) be with you, America! 🙂ReplyCancel