Morning on the Ganga.

In Varanasi, India.

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Yogi on River Ganga in Varanasi

The Yogi
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

 
 
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  • Premanand - February 12, 2015 - 10:28 am

    “yogī yuñjīta satatam, ātmānaḿ rahasi sthitaḥ, ekākī yata-cittātmā, nirāśīr aparigrahaḥ”

    “A transcendentalist should always engage his body, mind and self in relationship with the Supreme; he should live alone in a secluded place and should always carefully control his mind. He should be free from desires and feelings of possessiveness.”

    Bhagvad Gita: Chapter 6 verse 10

    http://vedabase.net/bg/6/10/enReplyCancel

Iconic mountain.

One of the three table mountains in the Mývatn area of Iceland is seen here from Bárðardalur. It was pure luck to catch this dramatic localized illumination.

Sellandafjall seen from Bárðardalur, Iceland

Sellandafjall (988 m)
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  • Premanand - February 9, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Was this taken on the same day/time when you took the photo of Bláfjall? Bláfjall looks cool, romantic (probably due to the blue colour), floating in air, almost mystic. Sellandafjall on the other hand is firmly rooted in Earth, and the ambience is a bit haunting (probably due to the b/w rendering).ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - February 9, 2015 - 12:08 pm

      Premanand-bab,

      No, they were taken one day apart. But the atmosphere on both days was laden.ReplyCancel

Twilight blue.

Bláfjall (“Blue Mountain”) forms a triad of massive table mountains together with Sellandafjall and Búrfell in the Mývatn area of northern Iceland.

This haunting scene from across from the lava field capped a day of fast changing weather that brought the season’s first dusting of snow. The photo was taken handheld in fading light and blustery conditions.

Bláfjall near Mývatn, Iceland

Bláfjall (1222 m)
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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  • Jackson Frishman - January 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm

    Awesome! I love the way the mountain seems to be floating in the sky.ReplyCancel

  • M Lobo - January 25, 2015 - 11:40 am

    This one looks majestic. It reminds me of Kilimanjaro. While Kilimanjaro rises over a plain lush with nature, the contrast here of the mountain rising out of desolation makes it eye catching (to me). My congrats.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - January 25, 2015 - 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Mervyn. To add to your comment – Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano, Bláfjall was a sub-glacial volcano.ReplyCancel

Imposing.

Red Cliffs at the Red Rock Canyon in California‘s Mojave Desert.

I have photographed here thrice in three years in the month of December; unfortunately the very first light is blocked by a ridge at this time of the year.

Red Cliffs, Red Rock Canyon, California

Red Cliffs, Red Rock Canyon, California
5D Mark III, 100-400L II

 
Red Rocks Canyon (Red Cliffs), Mojave Desert, early morning, Panorama

Panorama (Click on the image to enlarge)
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Photolithography in Nature.

Glacial river geometry of the Icelandic Highlands photographed from the air.

The sun was out intermittently creating transient moments of these stark patterns from my vantage point in the aircraft. Note that the first two images below are not black and white conversions.

Aerial view of Icelandic Highlands and Glacial River Valley

Glacial river patterns, Highlands of Iceland
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Aerial view of Icelandic Highlands and Glacial River Valley

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

 
Aerial view of Icelandic Highlands and Glacial River Valley

Light, Dark, and Green
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Arun - January 20, 2015 - 12:12 am

    Wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - January 18, 2015 - 9:41 pm

    The only song by which comes to mind here is Mukesh’s “Yeh kaun chitrakaar hai, yeh kaun chitrakaar”.ReplyCancel