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

The quaint village of Siolim in northern Goa stirs to life as the first rays of the sun irradiate the waters of River Chapora.

Sunrise in Siolim

Sunrise in Siolim
5D, 300L f/4 IS

 
 
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  • Ratnadeep - June 12, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    aapla nisarg faar sunder aahe, faar chaan…..ReplyCancel

  • […] The present post features images made earlier this month from the bridge on River Chapora in Siolim. This is a magical locale, one that I have staked out numerous times. As the position of the sun changes through the year, so do the crepuscular atmospherics leading into sunrise. February mornings bring low hanging mist to the terrain. For a different take from another time of the year, see this. […]ReplyCancel

  • Nisha - November 9, 2009 - 12:46 am

    I have crossed the ferry from Siolim to Morjim many times in my childhood and this picture makes me feel very nostalgic. Every picture on this blog speaks to my soul. You photographs are truly an inspiration to me.ReplyCancel

  • sundersingh bg - August 12, 2009 - 4:39 am

    Aaaaaaah!ReplyCancel

  • CHRIS VAZ - August 2, 2009 - 6:23 pm

    You have exceeded all expectations, Rajan! Extremely beautiful.
    Look forward to the next batch…ReplyCancel

  • IN - July 22, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Evocative beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Arun - July 22, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Sunaharaa Siolim!ReplyCancel

  • Remo Fernandes - July 22, 2009 - 7:11 am

    You are truly gifted, my friend. You know how to breathe life [and magic] into a photograph.ReplyCancel

  • Auusto Pinto - July 22, 2009 - 5:02 am

    Wow! How did you capture that colour!ReplyCancel

  • joel ds - July 22, 2009 - 3:54 am

    Beautiful shade for the Chapora waters.ReplyCancel

  • colin dsouza - July 22, 2009 - 1:45 am

    Fantastic Photography and a beautiful place. Sadly I dont belong to that place anymore. Its a one of its kind villages in My Beautiful Goa. LOve you Siolim.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Ali - July 21, 2009 - 11:58 pm

    Beautiful….just beautiful.

    I was in Siolim in December 2006. Its a beautiful place.

    Warm regards,

    Mike
    White Plains, NYReplyCancel

  • Prashant - July 21, 2009 - 10:57 pm

    Take a bow, Rajan !ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - July 21, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    The backdrop is spectacular ! as if a water colourReplyCancel

  • con - July 21, 2009 - 10:18 pm

    A Masterpiece, Rajan!!ReplyCancel

  • Anita - July 21, 2009 - 8:34 pm

    Picture perfect! Can’t believe its for real!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • VM - July 21, 2009 - 8:25 pm

    moody, beautiful photo. kudos.ReplyCancel

  • JC - July 21, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    That is a strange colour for sunrise. I must say, I have never seen those colours at sunrise.ReplyCancel

  • Chinmay - July 21, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    very nice picture..the man walking over what looks like a sandbar makes it appear kind of surreal…ReplyCancel