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Motilal Parrikar

Motilal Parrikar
Born: July 09, 1921, Parra, Goa
Died: July 10, 2013, Bambolim, Goa

 
As a young man

As a young man

 
Motilal and Vijaya Parrikar

Motilal and Vijaya Parrikar (1962)

 
Evening in Siridona, Goa (2007)

Evening in Siridona, Goa (2008)

 
In Parra, his birthplace

In Parra, his birthplace (2012)

 
Playing 'Arjuna' in the Marathi musical Saubhadra

Playing ‘Arjuna’ in the Marathi musical Saubhadra

 
Welcomed by my advisor, late Professor K.C. Gupta

Warm welcome by my advisor, the late Professor K.C. Gupta
University of Colorado at Boulder (1992)

 
With US Air Force captains Jerry Gerace and Azar Ali

With US Air Force captains Dr. Jerry Gerace and Dr. Azar Ali
Garden of the Gods, Colorado (1992)

 
In San Francisco

In San Francisco (1992)

 
In Luzern

In Lucerne (2004)

 
Grandfather

Grandfather

 
Pappa in Divar at sunset

The last photo I took of him
Divar, Goa (March, 2013)

 
 
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Arctic Fox pup at Möðrudalur, north Iceland

Arctic Fox pup at Möðrudalur, north Iceland
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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  • Premanand - July 10, 2013 - 12:33 am

    Beautiful!
    How were you able to focus on it? Did it not run around? How many snaps till you got this perfect one? 🙂

    Regards,
    Premanand.ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev Trivedi - July 8, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Amazing !

    Looks like a studio shot with TS lens !ReplyCancel

  • Yash Kamat - July 3, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Wow! It’s so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Borkur Hrolfsson - July 2, 2013 - 4:01 am

    A young puppy, discovering the world. Beauty.ReplyCancel

The old fashioned way.

Rhythms of the morning on River Chapora in the village of Siolim, Goa. Check out the short video below of the local fishermen casting their net (known as paagel in Konkani) assembled from still photos.

Sunrise on Chapora, Goa

Sunrise on Chapora river in Siolim, Goa
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Casting their net

Casting their paagel
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 

 
 
Done for the morning

Done for the morning
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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  • Varun Nayak - July 5, 2013 - 10:57 am

    Hi Rajan,

    Lovely pics.

    Regards,
    VarunReplyCancel

  • Mervyn Lobo - June 27, 2013 - 10:43 pm

    Rajan, the video does not seem to be working.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - June 27, 2013 - 11:09 pm

      Mervyn,

      Thanks for letting me know. It works on all my devices. I have changed the display mode and now embedded the video via YouTube. Should work.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - June 27, 2013 - 5:42 am

    Exceptional images, especially the first. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • jc - June 26, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Rajanbab,

    Once again, Thank You very much

    Very nostalgic

    best

    jcReplyCancel

  • Patrice - June 26, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Mooie plaatjes weer!ReplyCancel

Iceland’s ancient bishopric.

The seat of Hólar is located in the beautiful valley of Hjaltadalur in north Iceland. The first printing press in Iceland was established here in 1530.

From the information slate at Hólar:

“The bishopric at Hólar was founded in 1106 to serve the northern part of Iceland. There had been a church here since the 11th century. A seminary was established at Hólar in the 12th century. Teaching there ended in 1801 when the two bishoprics were joined, a single bishop henceforth residing in Reykjavík. The present church was built in 1759-63, using red sandstone from the neighbouring mountain. The previous churches were built of wood, with the exception of one 14th century stone church, which was never completed. Since 1986, Hólar has been the seat of the suffragan bishop. A college of agriculture has been located here since 1882.”

 
The church at Hólar in Hjaltadalur, north Iceland

The church at Hólar in Hjaltadalur, north Iceland
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Hólar

Hólar
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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Historic Hindu monastery in Goa.

The ancient monastery (known in Sanskrit as math) at Partagali in south Goa dates back to the 13th C. For more, see this.

These images were taken in 2007 and have been processed today using the latest Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 tools of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The advances in imaging software in the past 5-7 years have been impressive.

Partagal Mutt in Canacona, Goa

Partagal Math in Canacona, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 
Temple at Partagal

Temple at Partagal
5D, 24-105L

 
Monks in training

Poojaris in training
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Premanand - June 27, 2013 - 4:27 pm

    Thanks for giving me a glimpse of the “Muth”. I always wanted to visit and see it.

    One question. Why is post processing of images important? For example the third photo. Was post processing required for it? If yes then is it possible for me to have a look at the before and after images? Thanks!

    Regards,
    Premanand.ReplyCancel

  • Manjunath Raiturker - June 21, 2013 - 3:37 am

    Awesome captures Rajan bab. Love them all.ReplyCancel