Category Archives: Religion

Beautiful light near the Swiss Alps. What a marvellous evening today in Zürich! I felt so inadequate with just one lens on my 5D Mark III and no tripod. We hung around Lindenhof until the sun went down. These images were processed on an uncalibrated MacBook Pro; I may have to rework all of them […]

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An ancient ritual. A Theyyam in progress at the Muthappan temple in Parassini Kadavu, northern Kerala. Crowds jostling for the limited space available and the low ambient light rendered this a difficult situation to photograph. But the Canon EOS 5D was a landmark camera and the image stabilization feature of the EF 24-105L lens helped. […]

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Ancient fertility festival. In January and February every year, the Gaude community of Goa celebrates a festival of dance known as Dhalo. It is an ancient ritual with origins in the fertility cult. Although both men and women participate in the festivities, the womenfolk assume the primary role. The central theme of Dhalo revolves around […]

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The richest church in Iceland. Strandarkirkja (lit. Beach Church, from the Icelandic word “strönd” denoting beach or shore) lies exposed to the North Atlantic ocean on the east shore of the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. The church has a reputation for bringing good luck to those who add to its coffers. Check out this music […]

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An ancient shrine. The shrine of Siddhanath (Lord Shiva) is perched atop the eponymous hill at an elevation of 370 metres near the village of Borim, Goa. The linga here is of great antiquity dating back to the 12th C when the Nath Panthi movement flourished in Goa. This sect also established their presence elsewhere […]

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