Village life in Goa.

These coveys at Goan village intersections late in the evenings are a familiar sight.

Late evening in Betki, Goa

Octet - Betki, Goa

Octet – in Betki, Goa
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Women of colour, Priol, Goa

Women of colour – in Priol, Goa
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  • Con - November 7, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Rajan Bab,

    As usual fantastic photography of life in our beautiful Goa.

    The greenery resembles the ‘garden of Eden’

    ConReplyCancel

  • Priyaranjan Anand Marathe - November 7, 2014 - 9:26 am

    I think the ladies are waiting for bus. I miss this mode of transport. In Goa where it doesn’t get so crowded it was fun to ride on a bus. Especially the journey to college from Panaji to Ponda. Great photos as always! And enjoy your stay!ReplyCancel

Dwindling open spaces.

As a rule, I keep this blog free of politics. This post is an exception.

Not long go, the benisons of Goa were its wide open spaces, unspoilt hills, forests, tranquil rivers, and virgin beaches. The beaches were the first to be laid low. Then they went for its open spaces, its wild hills and its forests. The relentless march of concretization is on (pure Third World in design and quality) and the situation has gotten to be dire now.

When Manohar Parrikar was returned as Chief Minister in 2012, there was much joy and Goans nursed great hope that he would stem the tide and preserve what was left of Goa. Alas, that hope has turned out to be false. His administration is as venal as the one that preceded it. Clearly, an IIT education does not imbue one with wisdom. Apropos of the sorry Manohar Parrikar, Einstein’s quip comes to mind: the man can calculate but he cannot think.

Bai in Batim, Goa

Goa’s dwindling spaces: My niece Saraswati in Batim, Goa
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Babu and Bai in Batim, Goa

My nephew Yash and niece Saraswati in Batim, Goa
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Filigree in sand.

Recently I took a special flight over the southern Highlands of Iceland in a Cessna 207 equipped with open windows. I got very lucky with the conditions: diffused light of the high clouds interspersed with glancing sun beams. It will take me some time to sort through the photo shoot. For now, a few teasers.

Patterns of glacial river Tungnaá

Patterns of glacial river Tungnaá

Patterns, glacial river Tungnaá
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Glacial river valley, southern Highlands

Glacial river valley, southern Highlands
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Raji - October 10, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    These are beautiful! Looking forward to more.ReplyCancel

  • Nachiketa Yakkundi - October 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Just unreal, Rajan! If this is a teaser then I cannot wait for the feature presentation.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - October 6, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    Are the first two images processed using the Simplify plugin (Horseplay)? And what is it, clouds or river or smoke?ReplyCancel

RGB colours.

Encountered these hikers today morning near the beautiful mountain Hvítserkur on the route to Loðmundarfjörður in Iceland.

French hikers near Hvítserkur, East Iceland

Hikers near Hvítserkur, East Iceland
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
A friendly trio from France

A friendly trio from France
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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