Yearly Archives: 2010

My first Zeiss lens, the renowned ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar, arrived today. It is both a Macro as well as a general purpose lens. In the words of the well-known Zeiss reviewer Lloyd Chambers, the Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro Planar offers “…bitingly sharp image rendition, pleasing bokeh, and images that have a strong dimensionality […]

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The village of Chopdem in north Goa has little of interest to detain the I Luv Goa T-shirt-flaunting visitor. But for the more discerning there are opportunities to be explored in a quiet and languid setting. The old temple of Bhoomika – a form of Shakti, the Mother Goddess – is set by the main […]

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A recent column by Rajeev Srinivasan brought back memories of my photo expedition through coastal Kerala during the 2007 monsoon season. As we neared the settlement of Payyoli, on a lark I decided to call on P.T. Usha, the local heroine and the greatest athlete India has produced in recent memory. [Memo to Indians: Give […]

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The enchanting mountain Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”) is the signature of the fishing village of Grundarfjörður. This glacially-sculpted beauty dramatically changes its appearance with viewing location, revealing its many facets as you wend your way around the village. Kirkjufell and its surrounds represent a rich photographic terrain, amenable to a variety of lighting and weather situations. […]

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The mountain Vesturhorn (454 m) is located in southeast Iceland near the town of Höfn. Some refer to it as Batman Mountain and you’ll see why. In the right conditions it can be an irresistibly menacing sight. Vesturhorn is “a batholite made of gabbro, with high cliffs and steep screes.” (vide Iceland Road Atlas). The […]

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