A pink start.

Today morning in Siridona, Goa.

Sunrise in Siridona, Goa

Serene Siridona
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Sunrise in Siridona, Goa

Inbound
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Sunrise in Siridona, Goa

Sunrise in Siridona
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  • jc - December 24, 2016 - 6:50 pm

    Beautiful, dear Rajanbab.

    Love your photographic eye.

    jcReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - December 18, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Spiritual !ReplyCancel

Send-off Goan style.

While wandering in Dhargalim, Goa, one late evening in September, I happened upon the home of Santosh Khanolkar on the edge of a paddy field. It was the final day of the extended Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the family was preparing its traditional visarjan (final rites before immersion of the idol). They invited me to join the procession as it made its way to the bank of the River Chapora. City dwellers seldom get to witness much less participate in an event like this. I have put together a photo essay of the proceedings.

As the light was fading fast, the final aarti – seen in the video below – was performed in virtual darkness.

Ganesha in Dhargal, Goa

Ganesha, heading out
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Ganesha before immersion, Dhargal, Goa

The ladies say goodbye
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Chapora River and fields near Dhargalim, Goa

Dhargalim on Chapora
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Ganesh visarjan in Dhargal, Goa

Pre-immersion rituals
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Ganesh visarjan in Dhargal, Goa

The final aarti
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Immersion of Ganesha in Dhargal, Goa

Auf Wiedersehen, dear Ganesha
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The video is also available on YouTube.

 
 
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  • Sidharth Shirsat - December 18, 2016 - 11:06 am

    Beautiful photographs and video. Rarely someone makes these efforts.It shows a vibrant culture of Goa.We can show this to people who think Goa is only u beaches and churchesReplyCancel

  • Bob_B - December 12, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Very nice Rajan. You have also solved a puzzle for me. A few months ago, I stopped by a small river near where I live to go fishing. As I approached the water, I noticed several ‘things’ in the river not too far from the bank. With a little effort, I got one of them close to the bank and realized it was a short statue of Ganesha adorned with rows of golden beads. I didn’t have a clue on the ‘why’ behind these drowned statues until now. Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - December 12, 2016 - 5:41 pm

      Bob – I hope they were in compliance of the local city/town/county laws.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - December 12, 2016 - 6:20 am

    You need to include a “like” button here. This will allow some of us to like the pictures without having to think of what to write.ReplyCancel

  • Cibele - December 11, 2016 - 12:13 pm

    Lovely cerimony and photo essay, thanks for sharing Rajan.ReplyCancel

Earth on boil.

At the base of the mountain Námafjall in north Iceland is one of the most infernal sights on the planet: a smorgasbord of fumaroles, solfataras, boiling mud pools, slopes of red clay, colourful patches of mineral deposits and geometry in clay. The Earth here is literally seething and to add to the stew’s charm, this is an active volcanic zone.

Check out the video following the still images.

Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

Baked polygons
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Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

Seething
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Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

Nature the Artist
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Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

This way to Hell
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Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

Solfataras
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Hverir, Námafjall, Mývatn, Iceland

The red slopes of Námafjall
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 

The video is also available on YouTube.

 
 
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  • Theodoros Papageorgiou - December 13, 2016 - 8:57 am

    Fantastic still and moving images, Rajan!
    Love the artistic results you get with your drone!ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - December 7, 2016 - 10:44 am

    Simply stunning , surreal !!ReplyCancel

  • Bob - December 6, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    The video is really great. We’ve been there on a couple of different trips and many time during those trip but the views from overhead really give Namajfall a other worldly view. Thanks for posting really enjoyed viewing the video.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - December 7, 2016 - 4:13 pm

      Bob – thank you. Yes, looking at it from a height makes possible a wide variety of compositions otherwise not available.ReplyCancel

  • David Eckels - December 6, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Fabulous aesthetic filter, Rajan.ReplyCancel

  • Jackson Frishman - December 4, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    Stunning work, Rajan! The Tuvan music in the video is a very nice touch as well.ReplyCancel

‘Tis the season.

Morning on the Ganga, in Varanasi.

Sun salutations in Varanasi, India

Thankful
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