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Green and Peace – II

Historic church in a magical setting.

The Church of Mãe de Deus (Mother of God) in Pomburpa is among the oldest in Goa. Founded in 1590, it hews to the Mannerist Neo-Roman style.

The church is seen here from the island of Chorão; they are separated by a tributary of the Mandovi river (although you wouldn’t know it from this vantage point). The monsoon is an especially enchanting time in the area rewarding aficionados with an extended masterclass of green. I have worked this location for the past 8 years and the many exertions excursions have resulted in a respectable library of photos.

In the first composition a momentary hole in the clouds admits a spot of sunlight on the church. The third image furnishes an example of the depth of field attained to by a Tilt-Shift lens (via the Tilt movement).

Mãe de Deus church of Pomburpa, Goa

Mãe de Deus Church in Pomburpa, Goa, @ 400mm
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS

Mãe de Deus Church of Pomburpa, Goa

Monsoon green, @ 200mm
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Pomburpa church. Goa

Tilt-Shift lens, @ 90mm
5D Mark III, TS-E 90 f/2.8

Pomburpa church, Goa

Thick monsoon air, @ 80mm
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Pomburpa church, Goa

Mãe de Deus Church seen from Chorão, @ 50mm
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

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