I met the lovely Gunnhild in Höfn in southeast Iceland. She is from the Faroe Islands.
The first portrait was taken outdoors (hence the squint).
Dattatreya temple in Sakhali, Goa.
The village of Sakhali is noted for its temple dedicated to Dattatreya, or Datta Maharaj, as He is known in Goa. It is the only major temple deity in Goa that I haven’t yet photographed.
When I was in the area on a monsoon morning in 2013, I stopped by the temple, tripod and camera in hand. However, the rakshashas inside wouldn’t allow me to photograph. I would need advance permission from the president of the temple’s governing body, they asserted. Turned out that the prez was someone I knew when he was a lad in shorts, and I wasn’t going to seek “permission” from the little shit. As I made my way out of the premises, out of nowhere appeared this man seeking money for food.
I like to think that it was Dattatreya Himself. Thanksgiving in America is celebrated on a Thursday, Dattatreya‘s day.
Crater lake Víti.
I was fortunate to find myself in the northern Highlands of Iceland near Mývatn for the first dusting of snow this season. The crater lake Víti (meaning ‘hell’ in Icelandic) is part of the volcanically active Krafla caldera.
The panorama below was stitched from three frames obtained via the ‘Shift’ movement on Canon’s Tilt-Shift 17mm f/4 lens.
Mjóifjörður, Iceland. Population: 20.
I had barely settled down in my cottage after a long day when I espied the little girl leading her horse. Sensing the unfolding situation, I reached for my camera and dashed out barefoot in the cold, damp conditions.