Narrow ridges lined with palm trees running through paddy fields are a common sight in Goa. Built primarily for access and known as baan in Konkani, they are as old as the fields themselves. The arresting geometry of one such baan in the village of Goa Velha drew me in.

Passage of Palms

Passage of Palms - @ f/2
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Passage of Palms

Passage of Palms - @ f/16
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
The pathway

Tread on me
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
Palm geometry

The side view
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
 
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  • Mervyn Lobo - October 7, 2011 - 10:43 pm

    1) Yep, it will not be long before such scenes disappear forever.
    2) The green in these pictures is that hue which I wait the whole winter to see.ReplyCancel

  • Con - October 3, 2011 - 6:58 pm

    Thank you Rajan for these magnificient pictures.
    Takes me back to the days of my cherished boyhood memories
    of Goa!

    ConReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - October 3, 2011 - 12:29 am

    The essence of Goa ! (fast disappearing)ReplyCancel

Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland is a narrow, exceedingly beautiful fjord. The images featured in this post were made on a moody afternoon with low clouds – just the kind of atmosphere I love most! I shall have more material from this area soon.

Note: The ‘g’ in Súgandafjörður is silent.

The route down into Súgandafjörður

Dropping down into Súgandafjörður
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Cliffs lining the fjord

Cliffs lining the fjord
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Súgandafjörður - a wider view

Súgandafjörður - a wider view
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
 
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The tiny settlement of Bíldudalur in the Westfjords region of Iceland is serviced by Eagle Air Iceland that connects it to the capital Reykjavík. The airstrip is laid out in the picturesque setting of the nearby fjord Fossfjörður. This sequence of the Jetstream 32 aircraft taking off was shot from the road that runs right by the airstrip.

Boarding at the Bíldudalur airstrip

Boarding at the Bíldudalur airport
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Engines spool up

Engines spool up
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Rotation

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

 
Airborne in Fossfjörður

Airborne in Fossfjörður
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
And off they go

Off to Reykjavík (35 mins)
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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  • Jon - September 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

    What was your shutter speed? The propellers appear to be stopped when I know they are turning at 2500 rpm at least. Amazing!ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - September 28, 2011 - 12:07 pm

      The shutter speed varied between 1/2000 and 1/1600. It was a murky morning with a lot of cloud cover, and so I increased the ISO to 400. Furthermore, I was close enough to the airstrip that the relative speed of the aircraft necessitated a higher shutter speed.ReplyCancel

Another installment in our ongoing monsoon romance.

Classic monsoon squall in Batim

Classic monsoon squall in Batim
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Bovine conference in Batim

Bovine conference in Batim
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Rubber plantation in Vichundrem

Rubber plantation in Vichundrem
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Herder at Gaodongrim in Canacona

Herder at Gaodongrim, Canacona
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
 
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  • yash kamat - October 18, 2011 - 11:23 am

    WOW!!!!!These photos are really good.ReplyCancel

  • jc - September 22, 2011 - 6:41 am

    RP, once again ….Thanks.

    While I enjoyed the greenery of the rice fields, the pic of the rubber plantation is awesome for its clarity. Speaks volumes for the camera and the person behind the camera.ReplyCancel

  • Con - September 21, 2011 - 7:47 pm

    Thank you Rajan,
    As usual superb photography.
    Once again bringing Goan monsoon greenery into our homes.
    ConReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - September 21, 2011 - 5:42 pm

    Classic pictures, beautifully composed and rendered.ReplyCancel

  • S.Suresh - September 21, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Wow. I love the first and the last picture a lot. Especially the last one. Wonderful expression on his face.ReplyCancel