Colourful mountains.

In the southcentral Highlands of Iceland by the glacial river Tungnaá.

Austurbjallar, Highlands of Iceland

Rhyolite red
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Austurbjallar, Highlands of Iceland

Iridescent green
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Austurbjallar pano, Highlands of Iceland

Panorama (click on image for larger version)
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

  • Premanand - August 2, 2016 - 9:55 am

    In most of the landscape post-processing videos that I have seen one concept cropped up the most, “complexify [sic] the light” (dodge/burn). I see very good examples of that concept in the above presentation.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - August 2, 2016 - 10:42 am

      Local adjustments are necessary for creative interpretation as well as to focus attention on areas of the image you wish to highlight.ReplyCancel

  • Bob_B - August 2, 2016 - 8:42 am

    Hi Rajan,

    Nice set, especially “Rhyolite red”.


What makes Goans Goan.

Ol’ Bertie Russell would approve.

In Divar, Goa

Idling in Divar
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

In Haturlim, Goa

Shooting the breeze in Haturlim
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Valent Rodrigues from Siridona, Goa

Relaxation in Siridona: Valent Rodrigues
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Buffalo in Collem, Goa

Morning nap in Collem
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Nongno Vasu Velingkar in Malar, Goa

Twilight in Malar: Nongno Vasu Velingkar
5D Mark II, 85L II

  • Jon - August 1, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Not enough credit is given to leisure time.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - July 29, 2016 - 9:06 am

    There is only one word to describe this and Roland bab said it…”Susegaad”. One of your best posts! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roland Francis - July 28, 2016 - 11:38 pm

    Classic scenes of Goans (including the water buffalo) and their sussegad.ReplyCancel

A subdued palette.

The next chapter in an ongoing series.

Patterns, Möðrudalsleið, Iceland

Patterns – along Möðrudalsleið
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 Þjóðfell in the Highlands near Möðrudalur

Spotlight on Þjóðfell
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

Dyrfjöll, blue hour, Iceland

Blue hour – Dyrfjöll
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

  • Jon - August 1, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    I am loving the Spotlight on Þjóðfell.ReplyCancel

Changing moods.

Summer’s night and morning at the church on Stærri-Árskógur farm on Eyjafjörður, north Iceland.

Stærri-Árskógskirkja, Eyjafjörður, Iceland

5DS, 100-400L IS II

Stærri-Árskógur church, Iceland

5DS, 100-400L IS II

  • Premanand - July 18, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    Rajan bhai, so you were there from mid-night till morning to capture these two moments or did you happen upon the same place at two different times of the day or are these photographs years apart?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - July 18, 2016 - 5:31 pm

      Premanand-bab, I was based nearby – around 20 mins away – and was out shooting the entire night. These photos were taken just a few hours apart. I don’t sleep much when I am in Iceland during summertime.ReplyCancel

Faces of Goa.

We saw the lone figure tending to his buffaloes in the village of Anconem, north Goa, on a rainy afternoon. Krishna was equipped with his sickle and a rain cover made of sack cloth, known in Konkani as kaambol, traditionally worn by those who exert their limbs for a living.

Cowherd Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa

Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa

Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

  • Jackson Frishman - July 14, 2016 - 6:48 am

    Wonderful portraits, Rajan!ReplyCancel

  • jc - July 14, 2016 - 6:07 am

    Nice pic and definitely nice greenery. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - July 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    These pictures may seem casual today but the lifestyle is rapidly changing. I have seen the change in E. Africa where traditional occupations have changed so much in the past 50 years that people cannot recognise the clothes and customs of their parents.

    50 years from today, people will be researching your pictures to find out what life was at the beginning of this century.


    • Rajan Parrikar - July 14, 2016 - 1:30 am

      Yes, my intent is to portray Goa’s rural folks and a way of life that are fast fading. His children are probably on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Bob_B - July 13, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Hi Rajan,

    I must admit that the first photo, without the context of the other two, makes me wonder on Krishna’s intent and the cow’s fate. It sends out a lot menacing vibes to my eye. However, as a series, they’re wonderful.