Making it back home.

A lone fishing boat returns to the harbour in Norðurfjörður on Iceland‘s Strandir coast. Icelandic waters and weather can be extremely treacherous, and although technology has now made it safer, fishing here is always fraught with uncertainty and danger.

Fishing boat in Norðurfjörður snowstorm, Iceland

5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II


Fisherman at Norðurfjörður harbour, Iceland

At Norðurfjörður harbour, Iceland

Back home
5D Mark III, 24-105L


A study in moods.

With its long, slender ‘neck,’ the mountain Reykjaneshyrna presents a striking contour seen from Norðurfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland. See this earlier post for another photo.

Reykjaneshyrna, near Krossnes farm, Iceland

First light – summer’s morning
5DS, 100-400L IS II

Reykjaneshyrna, Strandir, Icelland

Blue hour
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

Reykjaneshyrna, early morning, Strandir, Iceland

5DS, 100-400L IS II

Reykjaneshyrna at sunrise, Strandir, Iceland

Fall sunrise
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

  • Bob_B - September 26, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    The first one is magnificent. Nice job Rajan.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - September 26, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    The third photograph, “Dark”, made me stop, just stop and observe. The second photograph, “Blue Hour”, made me gasp! Where did you get the blue from? (This is a rhetorical question.)ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - September 26, 2016 - 8:23 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them, Premanand-bab. It is a very special mountain.ReplyCancel

Sunrise over the Pacific.

The very first rays illuminating an aircraft at cruising altitude is a sight to behold. I got lucky on this United Airlines flight from Narita to SFO a few days ago on a B747 powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4056 engines.

This post is not about image quality – a smartphone angled behind three panes of plexiglass is far from an ideal situation. The story here is the sublime quality of light and its fast changing hues; the two images were taken less than a minute apart.

Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Port side
iPhone 6s

Boeing 747 Engines - First Light

Starboard side
iPhone 6s


Mud flats, salt ponds, wetlands.

As the B747 banked sharply on its final turn for landing at SFO, I caught this crisp view of the Ravenswood Slough in Menlo Park, California. A portion of the Facebook headquarters is seen at the bottom right of the second photo.

Ravenswood Slough, Menlo Park, California

Ravenswood Slough, Menlo Park
iPhone 6s

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Marshland along Bayshore Freeway, Silicon Valley
iPhone 6s

  • Premanand - September 16, 2016 - 8:42 am

    I stared at the first photograph, with my mouth open, for a long time and then simply said “Wow!”. Aprateem!ReplyCancel

Boys and toys.

Football interrupted at the Church Ground in Divar, Goa.

Boys at Church Ground, Piedade, Divar, Goa

iPhone 6s

  • Premanand - September 12, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Everyone is wearing football studs except the boy at the end. Looks like he is the referee. 🙂 Hey, he is not wearing the white and blue “Payal” slippers! 🙂 Looks like everything has changed in Goa!ReplyCancel