The spirit of rural Goa is instantiated on this ethereal monsoon morning in Canacona in south Goa.

Near Palolem in Canacona, Goa <br>5D, 24-105L

Near Palolem in Canacona, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 

Forbidding dark clouds loom over the ‘duckbill spillway’ at the Selaulim dam in Sanguem taluka.

The "duckbill spillway" at Selaulim dam, Goa<br>5D, 24-105L

The 'duckbill spillway' at Selaulim dam, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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  • N Divakar - September 28, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    Lovely photographs !!!ReplyCancel

  • Jatin - April 15, 2012 - 1:06 am

    Extremely beautiful Rajan baab. We are indeed blessed to have taken birth in this beautiful land.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - August 20, 2009 - 3:49 pm

    The periodic ridges of earth make the Canacona picture much more interesting than if it had been an equally green lawn.

    Trying to figure out the engineering reason for a duckbill spillway.ReplyCancel

  • Yash Ganthe - August 20, 2009 - 12:49 am

    Marvellous photographsReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - August 20, 2009 - 12:34 am

    The first one can be titled – “Carpets of Palolem” !

    what a verdant sight !

    (appears a bit oversaturated on my screen , though)ReplyCancel

Early morning view from Zabriskie Point:

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley <br>5D, 135L

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
5D, 135L

 
 

Ubehebe Crater, late afternoon:

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley 5D, 24-105L

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley
5D, 24-105L

 
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  • Augusto Pinto - August 17, 2009 - 10:31 am

    As a schoolboy I once won a quiz by answering the crucial question,”Which is the hottest place in the world?” I answered,”Death Valley” Nice to see pics of the place. However on checking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley_National_Park I realise that I might have given the wrong answer those many years ago.O well…ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - August 16, 2009 - 10:04 pm

    fantastic ! feels like being there.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - August 16, 2009 - 8:56 pm

    Zabriskie Point is simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

A dense layer of rain-bearing clouds prepares to offload its cargo on a dark, stormy morning.  This photograph was taken from a turnout high in the Chorla Ghat area on Goa‘s northeastern border.

View from Chorla Ghat, Goa 5D, 24-105L

View from Chorla Ghat, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 
 

With the advent of the monsoons, a new cycle of life begins. The erumpent Colocasia plant is everywhere, as is the nutritious red Amaranth – known locally as tambdi bhaji (lit. red vegetable). Cooked with traditional spices and herbs, both are widely consumed in Goan households.

Monsoon foliage 5D, 24-105L

Monsoon foliage
5D, 24-105L

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  • con - August 12, 2009 - 5:06 pm

    Thank you Rajan,

    Goa??
    This photo conveys a part of Goa hitherto unknown to Goans ( I think )
    I would like to use it as a desk-top background..can I? with your permission?..if so……..how?

    Gratefully

    ConReplyCancel

  • Agnelo Fernandes - August 12, 2009 - 9:27 am

    Rajan – What a scene.. Thanks for it’s natural-ness.ReplyCancel

  • chinmay - August 12, 2009 - 7:41 am

    Rajan,
    is the water body the anjunem dam at keri? the pictures (all of them) look great as usual

    thanksReplyCancel

  • Felix Fernandes - August 12, 2009 - 5:52 am

    The Chorla Ghat picture is heavenly! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley D'silva - August 12, 2009 - 5:32 am

    Rajan ,
    Great Pics. keep it up, makes me nostalgic ; tambdi bhaji.
    Ashley D’SilvaReplyCancel

  • Arun - August 12, 2009 - 4:25 am

    Perhaps in the situation of the Chorla Ghat photograph, HDR can be tried?ReplyCancel

In Divar, Goa.

Sunset in Divar: 5D + 300L f/4 IS

Sunset in Divar: 5D + 300L f/4 IS

 
Sunset in Divar: 5D + 135L

Sunset in Divar: 5D + 135L

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  • R - September 18, 2009 - 8:37 pm

    A land washed by the monsoon, blessed by the suns of home!ReplyCancel

  • nIc - August 24, 2009 - 6:47 am

    outstanding quality in your pics and choice of subject matterReplyCancel

  • Nachiketa Sharma - August 23, 2009 - 2:55 pm

    Breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Arun - August 7, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    The emotional impact of the two compositions is rather different. The first goes with optimism. The second goes with solitude. The colors are lovely!ReplyCancel