Monthly Archives: May 2011

Harvesting salt from the land is an ancient practice in Goa, one that predates the Portuguese by centuries. Not long ago, wide open spaces of salt pans graced the Goan countryside. Specific villages and sub-communities – such as the mithgaude (“mith” being the Konkani word for salt) – specialized in the occupation of salt farming. […]

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News just out is that the sub-glacial volcano Grímsvötn beneath the Vatnajökull icecap in southeast Iceland has erupted today. A jökulhlaup – the burst of flood that usually follows sub-glacial eruptions – can be expected 10-12 hours from now. The following images were taken on the stretch of Ring Road that runs across the great […]

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These are photographs from the volcanic region of Mývatn in northern Iceland. In the first image, the peaks of Námafjall are circumscribed by a section of the Ring Road. Steam is seen rising from vents in the earth in this highly active geothermal area.     One evening around sundown we stumbled into a dreamscape […]

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With its sweeping views of the Arabian Sea, the bluff at Vagator on Goa‘s northern coast is an atmospheric location. On a recent outing, I had the pleasure of recording the bliss experienced here during sundown by young and old alike. The first four images below are of my little niece Saraswati.       […]

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Last year I found myself in the middle of a fierce storm in Death Valley, California. After the initial fury subsided, I positioned myself on Westside Road hoping to catch some of the late evening magic, and was suitably rewarded. The gusts were still very strong and these images had to be made handheld at […]

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