Panorama

When you run out of ideas for a weekend trip… there is nothing like a quiet evening.

It was time for a fresh perspective and I headed for the 16th century chapel on the mount at Old Goa.
The chapel is picturesquely located atop a tiny hillock.
With it numerous arches and buttresses there is no end to the creative photography.
The chapel commands a breathtaking view. The surrounding hills, the tributaries of the Mandovi river snaking their way around the islands of Divar and Chorao.
This place is also home to a number of birds and rare wild flowers.
Was lucky to get this picture of this kite/eagle taking twigs to its future home.
A panoramic view of Old Goa, with its major historical sites of the St. Augustine tower, the Se Cathedral and St Cajetan church (Left to right)
There is one word to describe this place… Fresh!

Panorama (definition) = A picture representing a continuous scene.

Panorama (for me) = Perspective

Click on each of the images to appreciate them!

WAY TO WATANGI, Ajara – Maharashtra

Watangi way

ANMOD GHAT, Goa – Karnataka

Anmod Ghat clouds

AJARA – Maharashtra

Paradise on earth - Ajara

ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL, Ajara – Maharashtra

GREEN FIELDS, Succorro – Goa

Wasteland-Succoro

NETRAVALI RANGE, GOA

Netravali forest range and clouds

TRANSPLANTING RICE – Netravali, Goa

Fields of Netravali Panorama

THE AIRPORT IN MUMBAI

Mumbai airport lounge HDR pan

Airport lounge HDR pan


Terminal F - Mumbai airport food court

Terminal F - The food court

TAMBDI SURLA TEMPLE, Goa

Mahadev Temple panorama - Tambdi Surla

Upstream - Surla Stream

OL of PIETY CHURCH DIVAR, Goa

Vertical panorama of OL of Piety church, Divar

OZREAN SHACK, Goa

Looking around from above

WARSHIP MUSEUM, KARWAR

Warship Museum, Karwar


ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Goa

On the way

POLEM BEACH, GOA

Beach Panorama

MOIRA CHURCH, Goa

Immaculate Conception Church - Moira

STUCK IN THE GRASS, Anjuna – Goa

Grassy pan

MUSIC AT THE MONTE, Goa

Monte Chapel Panorama


MY SCHOOL, Mapusa – Goa

St Britto High School, Mapusa
St Britto High School, Mapusa

This is my alma mater! What never fails to impress me is this facade and its sheer magnificence. It is a towering landmark that you cannot miss while entering Mapusa from PanjimThe picture was taken at the time of the Passing – out Parade – a ceremonious event held each year to bid adieu to students of Std X.

GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai

Gateway of India, Mumbai
Gateway of India, Mumbai

Running through some old panos and found this one. To be honest, with all the classes and activity out here, I began missing Mumbai. It seemed ages since I was there… The Gateway of India was one place where  I’ve always loved to spend time. The jostling crowds, the smell of the sea, the pesky photographers… it’s Mumbai for you!

DONA PAULA SUNSET, Goa

Sunset Panorama at Dona Paula
Sunset Panorama at Dona Paula

Reached this spot at the right photographic moment. A cloud filled sky at dusk with a couple of ships at the horizon and an expanse of water all around. I got my camera into its panorama mode and cherish the output till date.

OLD GOA

Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

16th century Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

Holy pan

Holy Pan

A panoramic view of Old Goa, with its major historical sites of the St. Augustine tower, the Se Cathedral and St Cajetan church (Left to right)

QUEGDEVELIM BEACH, GOA

Quegdevelim Beach

Quegdevelim Beach

In my research on the Reis Magos fort using Google maps, I chanced upon a tiny beach on the other side of the Mandovi river. It was called Quegdevelim and nicknamed, Shell collector’s Paradise.

RIVER MANDOVI, PANAJI – GOA

The other side of Panjim

The other side of Panjim

This panorama is the outcome of 9 images stitched together. From Left to right you can see: A floating casino, the housing complex atop Betim, the dome of the legilative assembly of Goa, some more casinos, the Mandovi bridge, the Patto bridge, and finally the capital city of Goa on the other bank.

KALA ACADEMY, GOA

What is this life if full of care...?

Kala Academy, Panaji

While wandering around the lobby of the Kala Academy, the blend of reality and illusion caught my eye. I was lucky to be carrying my digicam and decided to go for a few panoramas. It’s up to you to decide what is real and what is not.

CORJUEM FORT, GOA

The Corjuem Fort facade

Facade of The Corjuem Fort, Aldona

The fort within

The fort within


BONDLA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, GOA

Toll Gate Bondla

Bondla Wildflife Sanctuary - Toll Gate

Spot the crocodile

Crocodile Lake, Bondla

MUSSOORIE TRIP ’09

HOME VIEW copy

Mussoorie Hills

Bhatta falls Panorama

Bhatta falls, Mussoorie

EVENING WALK copy

Evening walk in Mussoorie


Dhanolti Panorama

Dhanolti, Uttaranchal

Lights of Dehradun

Lights of Dehradun

Dehradun from above!

Dehradun city as viewed from Mussoorie

Blue Hills Panorama

Blue Hills of Mussoorie

Taj Mahal Panorama

Taj Mahal

DSC07138 Panorama copy

Left gate, Taj Mahal Agra


Received a few questions about how these images were captured and so I thought I would add a note to that:

1. Firstly, the individual images are clicked without a tripod! Using a tripod though makes things much easier as you will shortly realise

2. The camera used was my trusty Sony H50. (You can use any digital camera to get panoramas like this!)

3. Care should be taken while taking the individual pics. What I usually do is pan the cam first without clicking using my palm as a pivot. I then take individual frames keeping 30% of overlap between the previous and the next. All these should be done in manual mode else the there will be unwanted compensation and other in camera effects that affect the stitching.

4. I then transfer the snaps to the comp. Using a program called PTGui gives me the most flexible stitch.

5. Final post-processing and cropping in Photoshop CS2 and bingo! you have your pano ready!

So get out there with your digi cam and take a few panos and let me know!

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7 responses to “Panorama

  1. TAJ mehal is really beautiful

  2. great collection of panos ! : )

  3. Amazing! You really have skill at clicking panoramas

  4. good show!

  5. Taking panos can at best be quite tricky…you seem to have mastered it well. Each is a masterpiece!

  6. Shainesh Mirajkar

    My School “St. Britto’s” is really cool

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