Category Archives: Religion

Chance encounter. A Goan Hindu from California. A Muslim from Bosnia, reborn as a Hare Krishna. A historic Christian abbey in the beautiful Swiss town of St. Gallen. What are the odds of the three converging? Yajña Krsna Nam Das (that’s his Hare Krishna name) was born as Amir in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I was admiring the […]

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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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