St. Estevem

The magnificent Church of St. Estevem in Goa lights up the eponymous village along the River Mandovi. It was founded in 1575, and destroyed twice by the Marathas, before the current structure assumed its final form in 1759. The church features a “cupoliform façade with prominent drum and lantern” and is built in the “Mannerist style with Baroque features.” (vide The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2006.)

The village of St. Estevem also goes by the name Jua.

Church of St. Estevem<br>5D, 24-105L

Church of St. Estevem
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The joys of village life, St. Estevem<br>5D, 24-105L

The joys of village life, St. Estevem
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Lovebirds

Shot during breakfast on the grounds of Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Lovebirds at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur<br>5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Lovebirds at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
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Pedestal Cross in Chorão, Goa

Meandering through the dried paddy fields one summer evening on the island of Chorão, Goa, I came upon this pedestal cross and quickly positioned myself to lock in this composition.

Pedestal Cross, Chorão, Goa<br>5D, 24-105L

Pedestal cross, Chorão, Goa
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God’s Own Country

Flying over the state of Kerala in southern India, the visitor is struck by what seems to be an endless panoply of palm fronds blanketing the land. This dense spread of the coconut tree has come to represent Kerala’s topographic signature. It serves as our motif in the sequence of photographs below. Here in the groves, the implements and the rhythm of everyday Keralan life are disclosed. The monsoon rains lend to the scene their deep water-soaked colours.

Backwaters at Alappuzha, Kerala<br>5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS

Backwaters at Alappuzha, Kerala
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Vishnu Temple in Achan Thuruthu, Kerala<br>5D, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS

Vishnu temple in Achan Thuruthu, Kerala
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Life in the Valiyaparamba backwaters, Kerala<br>5D, EF 24-105L

Life in the Valiyaparamba backwaters, Kerala
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