Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mystical. A natural wonder of gnarled limestone beds in a far-flung corner of Death Valley National Park, the Striped Butte rises 774 feet from the floor of Butte Valley which itself lies 4000 feet above sea level. Most visitors to the park will never see this stupendous hunk of rock. Its remoteness and the daunting […]

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Historic church in a magical setting. The Church of Mãe de Deus (Mother of God) in Pomburpa is among the oldest in Goa. Founded in 1590, it hews to the Mannerist Neo-Roman style. The church is seen here from the island of Chorão; they are separated by a tributary of the Mandovi river (although you […]

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Village shrine. A serene Goan monsoon view across a paddy field in Quitala, a tiny ward of the village Salvador do Mundo.       This final image was taken at the shrine on an August 2007 morning. Some may have questions about the swastika – please see this.    

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Music of the Sphere. During the couple of weeks before and after the summer solstice – June 21 in the northern hemisphere – the sun barely dips below the horizon near the latitudes of the High North. If the weather gods are on your side, you get to enjoy a soft, lingering symphony of honeyed […]

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Unearthly. The Valagjá fissure in the south-central Highlands of Iceland is part of the Hekla volcanic system. These photos were taken on two different occasions. Both the times I had to contend with gale-force winds which made holding the camera steady very challenging. This is an alien world, the strangeness accentuated by the splash of […]

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