Salutations to the Wise One.
This long and narrow valley in north Iceland spans 30 miles and takes its name after the first settler Gnúpa-Bárður. The glacial river Skjálfandafljót runs through, punctuating its flow in two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, namely, Aldeyjarfoss and Goðafoss.
Some of the world’s finest woollen sweaters are made in Bárðardalur, hand knit with their signature Icelandic patterns by the ladies at the farms.
Life in the sub-Arctic North.
Some years ago a ferocious storm left me Stranded in Strandir. There is only one track into and out of the area, and in the winters it is cleared once a week unless there is an emergency. Photographers out shooting in snowstorms are not considered an emergency unless there is danger to life and limb.
Steini Finn and his snowplow helped us get to the nearby airstrip at Gjögur for my flight out.
Rhythms of the Goan monsoon.
This photo essay depicts a salient aspect of Goan village life during the monsoon season: cultivation of the paddy fields.
Monsoon skies in Goa during July are typically featureless grey. Replacing them in Photoshop with ‘dramatic’ skies – a suggestion I have heard from people who have never experienced the Indian southwest monsoon – would be a travesty.