An eventful evening.

Memories of a drive in 2007 through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan heading west from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Rajasthani woman

Lady in red – in Osiyan
5D, 24-105L

 
Father and son in Osiyan, Rajasthan

Father, Son, and the Spirit of Pepsi
5D, 24-105L

 
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer highway

Horn, Please!
5D, 24-105L

 

The village of Khichan is the winter destination for thousands of Demoiselle Cranes. Unfortunately, the birds had left en masse a day earlier and I missed this remarkable spectacle.

Worker in Khichan, Rajasthan

Manual labour – in Khichan
5D, 24-105L

 
Near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Dusk, near Jaisalmer
5D, 300L f/4 IS

 
 
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  • chris - July 17, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Whatever happened to the photograph of cranes?

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The railway line across the Bernina Range of the Swiss Alps is among the world’s great train rides, a singular feat of 20th Century engineering. The route is owned and operated by Rhätische Bahn (Rhaetian Railway) and has been declared a World Heritage Site.

The journey begins in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, snakes through the canton of Graubünden, and five hours later rolls into the final station Tirano, a small Italian town just across the Swiss border.

This image of the Church of St. Cassian in Sils im Domleschg was taken from the moving train on our way back to Chur. The light was fading fast and the ISO had to be bumped to 1600.

Kirche St. Cassian, Graubünden, Switzerland

Kirche St. Cassian, Graubünden, Switzerland
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
 
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  • Uday - July 16, 2014 - 5:13 am

    Awesome! Waiting for more now!ReplyCancel

Chapel on a hill.

Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. – Psalm 97.2
 
Chapel atop hill in Rainginim-Bandora, Goa

Monsoon dark in Rainginim-Bandora, Goa
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • M Lobo - July 13, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Great stuff.ReplyCancel

  • jc - July 13, 2014 - 7:45 am

    Dear Rajanbab,

    Positively brilliant image. Thank you for sharing it.

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At the edge.

The farm Gröf and its church in the Skaftártunga region of south Iceland are the gateway to the Highlands. Past this point is the beginning of the wild and lonely Nyrðra-Fjallabak (meaning “North-Behind-the-mountains”) route.

Grafarkirkja, Skaftártunga, Iceland

Grafarkirkja, summer
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Grafarkirkja in Skaftartungur, Iceland

Grafarkirkja, autumn
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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  • Thomas Pindelski - July 10, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    Special. Thank you.ReplyCancel

A Swiss delight.

These vignettes were collected during a leisurely stroll through the old quarter of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The overcast morning was ideal, teasing out the rich colours of this exquisite town.

All the photos were taken with the EOS 5D Mark III and the 24-105L lens.

St Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen, seen from the train to Appenzell

 
St Gallen, Switzerland

View from the hill

 

Now to the Altstadt.

St Gallen, Switzerland

 

St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

 

St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

 

St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

 

Note the Oriel window below, characteristic of the Old Town.

 

St Gallen, Switzerland

 
St Gallen, Switzerland

Town square

 
Mosaic of Kirche St. Laurenzen (Church of St. Lawrence), Switzerland

Mosaic of Kirche St. Laurenzen (Church of St. Lawrence)

 
St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

St. Gallen Cathedral

 

St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

 

St Gallen, Switzerland, Old Town

 
 
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  • Premanand Lotlikar - July 9, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    Picture perfect! The town as well as the photos.ReplyCancel

  • mal mcilwraith - July 9, 2014 - 1:23 am

    Hi Rajan, I clicked over from LuLa Forum to look at some more of your Swiss photos. Lovely crisp images which seems to be the right treatment for Switzerland.

    We had a few days there, though not in this town – and it is such a picture postcard country.

    Regards

    Mal
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