Seen on my drive today.

A couple of quick frames from the beautiful Vatnsdalur valley in north Iceland.

It was extremely windy and only handheld shooting was possible. The hills in the second image are Vatnshólar, fashioned from a gigantic landslide from the Vatnsdalsfjall mountain.

Bjarnastaðir and Vatnsdalsfjall in Vatnsdalur, Iceland

Bjarnastaðir farm at the foot of Vatnsdalsfjall
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Vatnsdalshólar in Vatnsdalur, Iceland

The hidden barn – Vatnshólar
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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Beautiful church.

Two views of Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland, one from this morning and another from last year.

Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2017)

Hvalsneskirkja (2017)
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2018)

Hvalsneskirkja (2018)
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - October 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm

    Great work once again Rajan. My preference is the second one as its subject (the church) is better defined, unlike the first. I wonder if cropping some of the cemetery from the scene might provided a boost to focus on the church? Just a thought, and I have to say I’d be delighted to have said that I took either one of these photos.

    Cheers,
    BobReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm

      Bob,

      You are right. I should have noticed that thing. Thanks. I also have a tighter composition that is almost wholly the church.ReplyCancel

Cracker of a lens.

In November 2017, Canon introduced a triad of manual focus Tilt-Shift lenses in focal lengths of 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm, all with 1:2 Macro capability. The TS-E 50L seems most suited to the subject matter I work with, deployable in a variety of situations in Landscape, Portraiture and Street.

For a review of this outstanding optic, go here.

PS: There is an iPhone app that enables interactive calculation of the Tilt angle in the field.

 
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Lens

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Macro lens

 
Ganesha with Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L lens

Ganesha
5DS, TS-E 50L Macro

 
Ganesha with Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L lens

Selective plane of focus with Tilt
5DS, TS-E 50L Macro

 
 
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An honest day’s work.

Vitthal Mhavuskar works in the fields and forests of Carambolim-Sattari in northeast Goa.

This post is an addition to the Faces of Goa series.

Vitthal Mhavuskar in Carambolim, Sattari, Goa

Thou Shalt Not Pass
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Vitthal Mhavuskar in Carambolim, Sattari, Goa

Vitthal Mhavuskar of Carambolim-Sattari, Goa
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - October 11, 2018 - 5:39 pm

    Beautiful portraits (second photo in particular). I truly admire the lighting and the extraordinarily pleasant bokeh in that close-up. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 11, 2018 - 7:53 pm

      Thank you, Bob. The bokeh wasn’t as pleasant in the capture; I enhanced it in post-processing.ReplyCancel