Fieldwork

Rhythms of the Goan monsoon.

This photo essay depicts a salient aspect of Goan village life during the monsoon season: cultivation of the paddy fields.

Monsoon skies in Goa during July are typically featureless grey. Replacing them in Photoshop with ‘dramatic’ skies – a suggestion I have heard from people who have never experienced the Indian southwest monsoon – would be a travesty.

Paddy field in Cansaulim, Goa

Focussed
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Paddy fields of Cansaulim, Goa

Hard at work
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Paddy field in Cansaulim, Goa

Teamwork
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Egret in a paddy field in Cansaulim, Goa

Egret, in search of food
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Working in heavy rain, in Cansaulim, Goa

Undeterred by the heavy downpour
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Jacqueline of Cansaulim, Goa

Jacqueline
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Paddy fields of Cansaulim, Goa

The paddy fields of Cansaulim, Goa
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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  • Premanand - August 6, 2018 - 11:20 am

    I could literally smell the red mud in the puddles in the last photograph. Miss the Goan monsoon!ReplyCancel

  • Bob_B - August 6, 2018 - 8:20 am

    I love your “Jacqueline” photo! Beautifully crisp details on her face, lovely bokeh in the background, and very pleasing colors.ReplyCancel

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