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Sunset in Saligao

The apposite positioning of the sun at this time of the year vis-à-vis the cemetery cross in the village of Saligao, Goa, made possible the following composition. In early November, a lingering tropical depression over the Arabian Sea thwarted me for almost 2 weeks. Once the skies cleared, I staked out the location – the edge of a sloughy field – for a number of days and managed to score varied interpretations of the setting, some of which I shall post by and by.

Note: Intruding power lines have been cloned out in Photoshop.

Sunset in Saligao, Goa<br>5D Mark II, 300L f/4

Sunset in Saligao, Goa
5D Mark II, 300L f/4

Sunset in Saligao, Goa<br>5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Sunset in Saligao, Goa
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

  • Jaspal Singh - March 29, 2012 - 11:33 pm

    Amazing pics…Goa is truly an amazing place…ReplyCancel

  • Vikram F - December 22, 2010 - 7:49 pm

    great detail!ReplyCancel

  • […] back I posted photographs of the cemetery cross in the Goan village of Saligao framed against the setting sun. As mentioned there, I had to stake out the location for a number of days before I scored that […]ReplyCancel

  • Michael Ali - December 13, 2009 - 6:44 am

    Wonderful pictures. Keep up the good work, Rajan.

    Warm regardsReplyCancel

  • Sabbas Rufus Alphonso - December 6, 2009 - 3:45 am

    hey Rajan,this is Sabbas from parra towers parra.really amazing shot that uv n me have something in common as i to like photographing sunsets.e-mail me ur cell no as at d moment am in in touchReplyCancel

  • Rocky Fernandes - December 5, 2009 - 11:49 pm

    You are doing wonderful job for us Goans. YOur photography is excellent and bring us closer to real life peace.

    Mr. Rajan, if you have time, kindly visit Nuem, Cabo de Rama, for giving us more pictures of our beautiful GOA.ReplyCancel

  • Isabella Rebello-Hamm - December 1, 2009 - 3:09 am

    Ah, my home, my beautiful home!

  • Mabel Santos - November 30, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Thank you Rajan, for this outstandingly beautiful photograph. Would you consider doing something just as exquisite for my village church: St.Anne’s in Parra, Bardez. Even better, you could do a book on ‘Churches and Scenes of Goa.’ I would be the first to buy it after seeing this excellent photograph of Saligao church. Mabel SantosReplyCancel

  • Joel - November 30, 2009 - 5:14 am

    Lucky are those who have left ahead of us, and live eternally in such wondrous surroundings, quite undisturbed… at least until another one like them arrives to share their company.ReplyCancel

  • Con - November 30, 2009 - 2:50 am

    Thank you Rajan…….you potray my birthplace village
    as I have never seen before.
    A masterpiece…….

  • Xanno Moidecar - November 29, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Beautiful. Just beautiful. And very clever.

    Can’t wait for the Moira Church to be so graced.

    Xanno MoidecarReplyCancel

  • JoeGoaUk - November 29, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Very beautiful

  • Felix Fernandes - November 29, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Beautifully captured on film. Congrats, and thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - November 29, 2009 - 10:14 am

    Great work!

    I prefer the second composition; not sure why. It has more depth and is more “dynamic”. I speculate that the line of coconut treetops starting with the very tall one, and the fence form a pair of converging lines drawing the eye in to center of interest. Pace Sanjeev, I would not go for more contrast.ReplyCancel

  • jc - November 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

    I prefer the second picture, possibly because it has more foliage in it.

    But …a nice photograph. Needless to say ….you waited for the parallax.ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - November 29, 2009 - 9:17 am

    picture perfect !
    I would go for more contrast even if it means sacrificing details in the foliage area.ReplyCancel

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