Early mornings in Goa
are were like nowhere else in the world. Not long ago, Goans arose to a serene landscape serenaded by birdsong. We took the quietude and beauty of our surroundings as our birthright. But good things don’t last long (especially in today’s India). The assault on Goa‘s environment by builders & miners in cahoots with local politicos, and the unsustainable influx of outsiders into Goa have lead to a calamitous depreciation in the quality of lie. In this series, I shall attempt to convey the visual essence of the Goan morning as we have known it, now on its last legs.
The present post features images made earlier this month from the bridge on River Chapora in Siolim. This is a magical locale, one that I have staked out numerous times.
Since the height of my tripod barely exceeded the height of the fence ringing the bridge, I had to perforce shoot handheld. As luck would have it, on this particular morning a fishing vessel appositely moored provided foreground interest to the composition.
Amazing Pictures Rajan. Once again the pictures have got me nostalgic. I can actually feel nature and its beauty. However Siolim not the same like it was before. Crowed with buildings and people.
That 2nd photograph… classic shot!
Your photography describes beauty of Goa.
Keep it up.
Beautiful photography!! I’m a Siolkar based in Dubai and we usually take our vacations during the monsoons because of the childrens’ school holidays. But seeing your pictures today has already made me homesick and I feel like taking a vacation right away.
Rajan, thank you for the lovely pictures of our beloved Siolim.
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… what a wonderful world…!!!
Your place is beautiful my friend.
Spectacular. Do they look as good with naked eye, esp #2?
Lovely pictures Rajan, as usual. I have never been to Goa but I have see such sites in places like Karwar and Kundapura. And also in Kerala.
It is a pity that nothing gets protected in India. Neither heritage nor nature. The current greed is enormous.
Somehow your photographs evoke a deep nostalgia within us, transporting us some 31 years back into time. These scenes are so fresh in my mind that I could just slip into a different time capsule.
May God give you the wisdom and may he bless you with deep insight to produce many such photos that will treasured by the Goan Community. May he keep your family and your parents in good health.