The world before the iPad.

The village kiosk and the café next door, seen on an early morning saunter through Morjim, Goa.

Delivery and sorting

Delivery and sorting
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
News over a glass of tea

Newspaper with morning tea
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • anand patankar - December 16, 2012 - 11:29 am

    hi rajan! i have never seen goa, shown the way you have shown it thru your lens. amazing photography. your blog is a pleasure really. i come here often, and it feels refreshing to go thru these images. will be writing to you shortly for some guidance. keep up the terrific work!! am a fan of yours:)ReplyCancel

  • Merwin - December 5, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    The first photograph is very striking. Rustic setting.ReplyCancel

The church at the Ásólfsskáli farm.

The many churches dotting the Icelandic countryside blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. It is pertinent to note that while most Icelanders are nominally Lutheran, religion is not taken seriously here.

Evening twilight at Ásólfsskáli

Evening twilight at Ásólfsskáli
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Winter morning

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

 
 
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  • Shree - December 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    There are many nice churches in Iceland and many nice backdrops. Here is a combination of both. Wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - December 3, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    Spectacular and impossible to choose a favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Borkur Hrólfsson - December 3, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Belt of Venus at dawn at Ásólfsskáli, south Iceland

Belt of Venus at dawn at Ásólfsskáli, south Iceland
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Honeyed light

Honeyed first rays
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  • Jon - December 3, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    It is all about the light, isn’t it? Marvelous!ReplyCancel

  • Arun - November 30, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Spectacular! The sky transfers its color to the ground!ReplyCancel

  • Yash Kamat - November 30, 2012 - 3:24 am

    Awesome!!ReplyCancel

The wedding of Tulsi will be celebrated in all Hindu households across Goa today. These images of the festivities were taken in 2007 on the island of Chorão.

By the way, the first Hindu member to the US House of Representatives was elected earlier this month and her name is Tulsi.

Go here for photographs from an earlier post on the Tulsi festival.

Tulsi Vrindavan

Tulsi Vrindavan
5D, 24-105L

 
Offerings to Tulsi

Offerings to Tulsi
5D, 24-105L

 
Outdoor celebration in Chorão, Goa

Outdoor celebration in Chorão, Goa
5D, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Premanand - April 23, 2014 - 10:02 am

    “Tulsi Che Lagna” always reminds me of my best friend Venu. One day, post Diwali, Venu came to our house in Mumbai. Papa was in Goa at that time for Tulsi lagna. Venu asked where is papa and I told him he was in Goa for attending Tulsi’s wedding. Next year during the same time of the year (i.e. post Diwali) Venu visited us again. Papa as usual was in Goa for Tulsi wedding. Venu asked me where he was and I told him so. Venu famous for his one line bazookas said something which I will never forget. He said “Saala Tulsi hain ya Britney Spears. Har saal shaadi karti hain!” 🙂ReplyCancel

  • VM - November 25, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Terrific images here, Rajanbab.

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Sólheimasandur, Iceland:
A glacial outwash plain on a freezing, pitch dark night; the ghostly carcass of an aircraft squeaking in the wind; the dance of the Aurora in the heavens; the relentless roar of the North Atlantic at your back. The frisson experienced in this setting is unforgettable.

The wreckage was light-painted with a torch (flashlight) by my friend, Börkur “Emperor of Northern Lights” Hrólfsson.

See my earlier post for background information on this site.

Northern Lights in Sólheimasandur

Northern Lights in Sólheimasandur, south Iceland
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 15 f/2.8 Distagon

 
Phantoms

Phantoms
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 15 f/2.8 Distagon

 
Ghostly

Ghostly
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 15 f/2.8 Distagon

 
Map of Iceland

Sólheimasandur, Iceland
Courtesy: Google Earth

 
 
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  • Slobodan Blagojevic - February 8, 2015 - 12:16 pm

    Great job, Rajan!ReplyCancel

  • mulch - November 25, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    Absolutely stunning images, I particularly like ‘Ghostly’ for the colours and the light picking out the plane….nice.

    Can you get to this plane easily from the road? It’s on my list of things to see next year.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - November 24, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    What these extraordinary images fail to convey is the sheer grit and effort which went into their creation.

    As I wallow in their ethereal beauty, feet up on the sofa, a warm cup of joe nearby, it’s easy to forget about the icy winds, the dangerous environment, the special clothing, the freezing hands, the all terrain vehicle constantly getting stuck in the ice and snow, the procurement of an expert guide to maybe cut the risk, the failing camera batteries, and so on.

    Exceptional.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn Lobo - November 24, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Great pictures of the plane and environment.ReplyCancel

  • Borkur Hrólfsson - November 24, 2012 - 4:33 am

    Great, like it !ReplyCancel

  • Freddy Agnelo Fernandes - November 24, 2012 - 1:48 am

    The natural colour combinations are just amazing, awesome photography, Rajan babReplyCancel