See my earlier post on the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Rotunda, Umaid Bhawan Palace
5D, 17-40L

  • Thomas Pindelski - February 15, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    Proof positive, if any were needed, that Brunelleschi, Bernini and Michelangelo did not have an exclusive on the rotunda.ReplyCancel


Stormy seas ahead.

Monsoon romance at Payyambalam beach near Kannur, Kerala, June 2007.

Lovers at Payyambalam beach, Kannur, Kerala

Hold me tight
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Lovers on Payyambalam beach, Kannur, Kerala

5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS


Canoeing on Chapora

No better way to while away an evening.

Sanjay Malewadkar out on a spin in his canoe on the placid waters of River Chapora in Colvale, Goa. The ultrawide Canon 14L II lens made possible this unusual perspective.

Sanjay Malewadkar in his canoe on Chapora river in Colvale, Goa

Leisurely evening on Chapora River, Colvale, Goa
5D Mark II, 14L II

  • Premanand - February 14, 2014 - 3:29 am

    Superb DOF! Was this DOF possible because of the ultrawide nature of the lens? Also if I may ask, what f-stop did you use?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - February 14, 2014 - 10:48 am


      Yes, the ultra wide 14mm focal length means the DOF is large. This image was taken at f/8.ReplyCancel

Crab Catcher

Crab xacuti for supper.

Rama Phondekar wades into the water to pick up some crabs the old fashioned way on his way home after work.

In the mangroves of Divar, Goa

In the mangroves of Divar, Goa
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Rama Phondekar of Divar with his catch

Crab catcher Rama Phondekar
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

  • Joseph Fernandes - February 10, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    The old fashioned way to catch crabs was with : Kobli .ReplyCancel

  • Inocencio Lobo - February 10, 2014 - 3:02 am

    Is that a kanttaie he catches his crabs with? He must have kanvvam too.ReplyCancel

Rescue on Mjóafjarðarheiði

Car stuck in snow.

On the wintery morning of November 09, 2013, Börkur Hrólfsson and I were attempting an excursion to the beautiful fjord of Mjóifjörður in the East Fjords region of Iceland when we came across a stranded local. He had set out on a ptarmigan hunt (permitted a few times a year) in a regular car but hadn’t gotten very far on a very lonely Mjóafjarðarheiði (lit. the heath to Mjóifjörður). Börkur extracted the car skillfully (see video below).

As it turned out, the amount of snow rendered the route impassable even for our modifed superjeep. Mjóifjörður (population ~35) remains cut off from the rest of the country during the winter months and a boat ride around the fjord to the neighbouring Seyðisfjörður is the only point of access.

Mountains of Mjóifjörður, Iceland

Sunrise on Mjóafjarðarheiði
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Friðrik Guðmundsson on Mjóafjarðarheiði, Iceland

Friðrik Guðmundsson and his stranded car
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Rescue operation in progress, Mjóafjarðarheiði

Rescue operation in progress
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP


Car Rescue on Mjóafjarðarheiði, East Fjords of Iceland

Börkur with Friðrik Guðmundsson

“Oh, it was nothin’, just another normal day!” Börkur and Friðrik
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP