One scene, many moods.

Sodiem is a tiny ward in the village of Siolim in north Goa. I explored this luscious setting over a period of many months, photographing it in varied conditions.

Misty dawn

Misty dawn
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

First rays of the rising sun

First rays
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

Monsoon squall

Monsoon squall
5D Mark III, TS-E 24L II

Late evening

Late evening
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Spider on the sun

Spider on the sun
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

  • Augusto Pinto - April 2, 2013 - 11:33 am

    They would have made nice picture postcards, but I guess people have stopped sending those anymore.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - April 1, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Rajan Bab,

    My wife is from Siolim. On my way to my “mawadyan” I used to always enjoy this scenic beauty. Thanks for capturing this and sharing it with us!!!

    One thing which is of grave concern is the rate at which this beauty is disappearing from Goen. For increasing the greenery in their house (paishyanchi hirwal) they are clearing the greenery from Goa forever. Isn’t there anything that we can do to stop or at least slow down this?

    Your statement “Theirs will be the last generation able to partake in these pleasures before Goa is fully concretized and overrun by Indians” in the “Front Row Seats” post is really frightening. More so because it seems so true and imminent.


  • con - March 31, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    As usual you excel at displaying Goa at its best, come rain or shine.
    I send these photos to my non-Goan , as well Goan friends overseas, extolling the beauty of my birthplace.
    Muito obrigado.

  • jc - March 31, 2013 - 9:08 pm

    Dear Rajan,

    I have not been to this place but your beautiful photographs have transported me there. The ‘sun’ is brilliant. once again, thank you for sharing the pics with us.

  • Gerald Fernandes - March 31, 2013 - 12:56 am


  • Yash Kamat - March 30, 2013 - 11:36 am

    The last one is the best. SPIDER ON THE SUN!!. Very well clicked!.ReplyCancel

  • Yash Kamat - March 30, 2013 - 11:34 am

    I remember this place. I came with you. It’s very beautiful!!.ReplyCancel

  • Manjunath Raiturker - March 30, 2013 - 5:38 am

    Fantastic capture Rajan bab! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

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