Market place

I looked our travel photos from our trip to Goa, India, this caught my eye this was taken at a local market. I noticed that this photo has rather nice light and contrast going on. I started to edit it because of it, for some reason this has not been a photo that I’ve paid a lot attention to. None to be exact. Well, now I did – I also converted it to black and white. A sepia one to capture an old time feel to it.

Any thoughts on how I spent a hour and some of my time with? Worth the effort?

Countdown to 2021-27

I can now start counting the days to New Year. The traditional New Years fireworks have been cancelled due to Covid-19, but we have not shot them anyways, we have seen the ones our town fires, but I can live without them. I will post some photos from the past years. Not my specialty , but they are my humble attempt from 2016.

We celebrated New Year 2016 in India, Goa. There were so many people on the beach with us… so many. Many of them had never seen the ocean before…we also participated in the tradition of sending fire balloons or are they sky lanterns into the sky. It was a New Year Celebration like no other.

I will be posting new and old photos somehow related to winter, Christmas and eventually anticipation of new year. My aim is to take one new photo a day, but not going to stress over it, if I don’t come up with anything.

Would you like to join us? Join in with this title and link it to my page.

Old edits – The Ruins

The Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine in Old Goa

The Ruins of the Church of St. Augustine in Old Goa

Old Edits – Entry

I have not been able to take all that many photos lately, but I have been editing my old photos. This month I am going to be posting those, I hope you like them, I found new views to them as they have been out of sight, out of mind for a while.

My first one is from India, Goa. Let this entry lead us to a trip of memories. Welcome to my colorful memories from my travels.India 3 (84 of 124)


Portugese fort

This is going to be my last post about my trip, most like all are bored of them by now. BUT  every now and them there might be a picture from here and there.

This is the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa and was built in 1609-12, to control the entry into the river Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks.

Strategically located at the estuary of the river Mandovi, this fort was constructed in 1612 as a guard against invasions from the Dutch and the Marathas. The walls of this fort are 5 metres high and 1.3 metres wide. Little surprise then that this remains to be the only fort that was not conquered by any invaders during the 450 yearlong rule of the Portuguese empire.

Panjim , Goa

Most of my photos are about the locals, the way of life there. I found that there were not so many sights to see there. The difference is so vast that it left an impression. The colors, the strong sun, poverty and skooters and cars and that there was so many people everywhere.

Dona Paula Beach

This place is located close to Miramar beach in Panaji . Lanes leading to this place are narrow  and under construction. Our driver took us through the locals way. This place has a nice promenade right into the sea and there are many shops on one side selling local handicrafts, clothes and snacks. the other tourists were mainly locals. We climbed up the stairs to the top and enjoy a great view of the vast Arabian sea in front.

Portuguese quarter in Pamjim

Panjim is India’s smallest capital city and was occupied by the Portuguese for over 450 years.
This old district or latin quarter has a completely different atmosphere from the hustle and bustle of the main city, with its Mediterranean appearance, narrow streets and overhanging balconies of the ancient Portuguese style houses.

The old world charm of the area is retained due to the fact that most houses in the area, which are built in the classic Portuguese style are still painted in the traditional colours of pale yellow, green or blue, and have red-tiled roofs with overhanging balconies.

Chapel of St Sebastian
Goa India, Panjim(763)

Old house

This house was next to the St. Augustine Ruins, and it spoke out to me, I found this house so appealing even though it is run down, maybe that is half of the appeal.

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Street Photography

This is not the usual  photos from trips, as  we lived in midst the local and the reality of the local lives was so visible. Poverty could be touched. So mostly my photos from this trip are street photagraphy. Documentation of what we saw …

Local food market

Goa India, Chapora River (534)-2
These are taken in Goa at a local food market,everything is fresh, but something can be said abour hygiene. I for one prefer the ones we have back home. I do have to say this place is so much more interesting than our local super market if taking photos.

Searching for the

as we slided smoothly on the river that is known for it crocodile we kept lookeng at the river banks to see on an hopefully capture on. We saw three, but only one I was able o get on film. Not the best of picture, still. As we were loooking for the crocodiles, I did take lots of nice green shots of trees and reflections. well at least I like to think so…

Life at the river

As you can see lots of small boat on the river, local fishermen. You could see some people on the banks too. on hour the light made the water look green and when heaging back to the dock it was blue. The light is quite amazing

Pale orange on the river

I am still on the river, my posting and editing is so slow, but then again I am in no hurry and I hope you willing look at my impression of Goa. The river – obviously had lots of boats there. Fishermen doing there jobs, us tourists enjoying the beauty of the moment.Chapora River (29)Chapora River (113)Chapora River (21)Chapora River (163)Chapora River (36)Chapora River (180) – kopio