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On the road In Goa, India

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by ivoire, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    I'm in Goa India in a somewhat rural area for a month and have been out walking the local roads with the RX1. Thought I'd share a few from the last couple days

    Ladder transport

    16055538615_fbdc4518be_b. DSC03520 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Roadside chair manufacturing

    16022419826_61696d4acb_b. DSC03516 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Scooter air filtration is quite popular

    16022727836_7bbc009477_b. Masked Marvel by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15872426427_a3246d89cc_b. DSC03543 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Chicken shack

    15426176654_9f9fe508f2_b. DSC03501 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Roadside grain sales

    15428635533_95d7fd19fc_b. DSC03511 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Passing time at the rail xing

    15438570753_973b28f2c8_b. DSC03549 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    DSC03554 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15436256303_38381fe090_b. DSC03560 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Narrow street (the bus has to stop and wait until no vehicles are oncoming)

    16047625012_1ab47f3d13_b. DSC03509 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Stop and pray station

    16046753482_741feeb606_b. DSC03482 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    16046120221_5300e68270_b. DSC03489 by 2Deye, on Flickr


    On the way back to the compound

    16058467595_2a446cac43_b. DSC03576 by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I love that little "hey baby" three wheeler in the first shot...

    -Ray
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I want to go to Goa ………………don't fancy the "Live fresh chicken" - prefer mine on the BBQ

    all interesting good shots mike, please keep them coming

    where about is this ……. in Goa itself?

    (I know that you are suffering from strong sunlight, but some of the shots may just need a contrast or saturation tweak to bring out the colours etc., more, IMHO - are there different settings in the RX1 and/or is the light pushing the shutters speeds to slightly over expose?)
     
  4. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Bill, i'm near the railway station in Majorda, Goa. The sunlight is "blingingly bright" and I have a tendency to wander in the noonday sun (love the heat).

    map link: https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Majorda+Railway+Station/@15.313697,73.921946,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x51286c75a72f7b42?sa=X&ei=stWUVNrrPJehyAT8koCgAw&ved=0CHYQ_BIwCw

    I picked up a new notebook for the trip and have not checked color calibration so that may also explain the color/contrast issue you are seeing. will Take that into consideration when processing.

    Wifi is often out so will post more when possible.
     
  5. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike

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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Mike

    I would think it is the shots were the bright sunshine just blows out the sky - which must be bright blue?

    have you got your DP2M with you?

    additional shots very good and interesting …….. mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun!

    No motor cycle "crash helmets" out there - they must be mad!

    Is it a "happy" place to be?
     
  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Very nice set of photos, gives a good feel for the place.
    Bill, third world countries often seem allergic to crash helmets and seatbelts - no matter how many lives they could save. I'm not sure if it's a money issue (it might be with the helmets), but I know pride in "being a good driver / rider" often plays a role too...
     
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  8. People find a way no matter where they live :smile:

    Are there really that many scooters, or did you just focus on a lot of them?
     
  9. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    @BillN... Had to leave the DP2M behind. It was a tuff decision but having the RX1 and the EP5 with 45-175, 7.5 fisheye and 14mm packed small and gives a lot of versatility. The sky is often a washed out blue due to sun (very high contrast). Some people wear helmets but most scooter riders are too poor to afford one. The people are very friendly and helpful and take an interest in where you are from. I spent 20 minutes with Franco talking about the US and India (he's a local small market type store owner) after he offered me a seat to drink a coke and eat chips.

    @davect01... scooters and motorcycles are in abundance. Its one of the least expensive vehicles to own and gives great mileage per liter. I did target quite a few in order to capture those that are masked. I often see 3 persons on one scooter, no helmets.

    A couple shot from the movin car on the way to the beach

    15881683438_b11539001b_b. DSC03679 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    16067212121_942d497700_b. DSC03673 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    one at the train station. The sun was high on the right so sky is blown out and the polarizer/angle was a "wash"

    15428789153_083c612d6f_b. DSC03504 by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  10. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Hey Mike, if you're around Margao, grab lunch at "Nostalgia" for a local Goan meal

    Then Martin's Corner is a good bet is you like butter garlic crab. Book for a Saturday evening if you can and you might catch the locals jiving the night away.

    Highly recommended is a day trip up north to Ashwem beach to eat at LaPlage. It has a tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes on the menu that is to die for.

    Have fun!
     
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  11. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    And the "Board" walk at Anjuna beach... the sand beach is further south

    16044229256_4e74bdeffd_b. Anjuna Beach by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  12. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Love to see you pics, very interesting captures :) I have a polarising filter in my RX1 when in Spain and it works quite well. I also bought a 6 stop ND filter but have never used it!
     
  13. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Thanks for your comments.... When the angle is right, the circular polarising filter works great. Wish I had thought to bring a ND filter. The other problem here is sketchy internet. When it doe work it's slightly faster than dialup
     
  14. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Took a 30 minute jeep ride to a "tourist" waterfall

    16072624592_72f79abf8e_b. DSC03601 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    16073245925_70449455e5_b. DSC03595 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15885660818_54ceb8dd69_b. DSC03610 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Local drivers

    15886825919_4049d97cce_b. DSC03616 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Patel taking a break

    16072017952_efa1883734_b. DSC03628 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    A bit of scenery on the 10 minute walk in to the falls

    DSC03634 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    16046439596_eba8700124_b. DSC03624 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15883326620_4e8ccd3f2d_b. DSC03637 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    The falls

    15883001720_8d991439d2_b. DSC03666 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15884095259_f6499b853c_b. DSC03639 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    15884300809_86c469598f_b. Waterfll by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Seals on the beach?

    15883175860_652de850b8_b. DSC03650 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    And the passing train

    16044331566_f2223a4fb3_b. DSC03657 by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    keep 'em coming. very nice.
     
  16. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Thanks Luke, I'm in India until the end of arch. Will spend most of my time in Goa near the beach. Internet is spotty so I can only post when its up
     
  17. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
  18. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    Boid, enjoyed your Goa set... not sure how i missed it previously. I like the beach but have a tendency to wander and stay at some diff places. Currently I'm at a camp run by Idex. Idex hosts people that want to do volunteer work in Asia (and will rent to wanderers also). Here in Majorda they provide 3 meals a day and wireless internet as part of the pkg. It's pretty spartan accommodations and a 40 minute walk to the beach. In a few days i'm moving closer to the beach. Will lose the internet for a couple of weeks before moving on to Colva

    Road to the compound

    15461083033_5e6c715d44_b. DSC03704 by 2Deye, on Flickr


    Outside the compound

    15893242798_96e65b241d_b. Idex compound by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Inside the compound

    16079898612_e00965d9c7_b. Inside compound by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  19. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    The power went out in the town around 9am. I took a long walk and found the crew that was working on getting it restored. When i returned at 2pm, the first flickers began.

    Repair crew..... reminds me of the US with 2 doing the work and 3-5 supervising

    15459722174_6f91f725ff_b. DSC03781 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    Fruit seller watching the repair crew

    15894717720_bc6761ecc1_b. DSC03784 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    A couple from a walk down a side street

    15895640049_ca38d0eb4a_b. DSC03737 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    16054414456_d154569414_b. DSC03804 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    The local sugar cane juice merchant...... pure sugar in a glass!

    15460303683_d9702d3664_b. DSC03806 by 2Deye, on Flickr

    I see women dressed in the same "costume" everywhere in India. They go around collecting cans, glass and plastic bottles.

    16079107202_a48951d663_b. DSC03812 by 2Deye, on Flickr
     

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  20. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    See, that couple on the blue bike had a helmet.