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Morning in Goa – Siolim

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.

Sunrise in Siolim over Chapora river, Goa

Sunrise over River Chapora, Siolim
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Palm fronds, Sunrise, Siolim, Goa

Palm fronds catch first light
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

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