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The blue lagoon, Beach, Goa, lagoon, landscape, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

The blue lagoon

The blue lagoon 180 degree panorama, Beach, Goa, lagoon, landscape, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

The blue lagoon 180 degree panorama

Photographer: Anurag Jain, Aperture: f/9,Camera: Canon EOS 550D,Focal length: 18 mm,ISO: 400,Shutter speed: 1/100 s,
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The blue lagoon – Goa

09 Sep 2012


THERE is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more

Lord Byron (George Gordon)

 

I stood there high up on the edge of the cliff. Tall lush green grass, few raindrop, eagles flying at eye level, and the sight of the vast sea below, ruthlessly smashing the shore. A small heart shaped lagoon carved out from the sea stood in silent calm a big contrast to the rough waves.

 

I cannot express what I felt there. The picture does no justice, how can you encapsulate this vast landscape in a picture. How can you express the thousand thoughts rushing in words. Hermann Hesse wrote in his book Siddhartha

 

“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”

 

As we then descended the cliff and walked to the lagoon, I missed a good wide angle lens. The shot from my 18mm lens would just capture a portion of the lagoon. I decided to try the panoramic capture of my Galaxy S3 phone. I was pleasantly surprised. Although not as sharp it still managed capture 10 images and stitch them together to show the snap on the left. The cliff that you see above the lagoon is the one from which I captured the first snap.

 

Ajay my dear friend. Thanks for sharing this place with us. As I said on the phone, I would have not been so kind, like the Gollum, all I would say is “My precious”!

 


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18 comments

  • Joan - September 9, 2012

    Wow! What a picturesque spot!

  • Ren - September 10, 2012

    The next time I’m down..you’re taking me here for sure!!! love the heart shaped lagoon & pretty impressive panoramic capture from your S3

  • Anurag Jain - September 10, 2012

    Yeah Joan. It was heavenly!
    Cheers Anurag

  • Anurag Jain - September 10, 2012

    Sure Renita! I charge in KWD for one trip! ;)
    Cheers Anurag

  • AJay - September 10, 2012

    Haha…. Well I wouldn’t mind if every person who visits this place or knows of it thinks the same as you buddy…then I am pretty sure it will remain the same “Precious” till end of time!! :-)

  • Anurag Jain - September 13, 2012

    Yeah!
    Cheers Anurag

  • dr shveta jain - September 24, 2012

    Never seen anything like this . Amazing work. You never fail to come up with something impressive each time.

  • Kent - September 29, 2012

    Spectacular pic! I’m rubbing my eyes in disbelief.. didn’t know the beaches could be this beautiful in Goa..

  • Anurag Jain - September 30, 2012

    Shveta, I had never seen something so beautiful too.

  • Anurag Jain - September 30, 2012

    Hi Kent,
    Goa is beautiful. The less tourist attractive the beach, the more beautiful it is.

  • rushda - October 15, 2012

    hey ajay,

    Im coming down to goa in december. i really want to see this place. will you give me directions to it?

  • Anurag Jain - October 15, 2012

    Hi Rushda,
    This place is near Bogmalo, however, its pointless to see this place in Dec. The lagoon gets filled with rain water only in the peak monsoon season and drys up later. The best alternative is to go to Vagator Hill and see the Panoramic View from there. No lagoon though.
    Regards Anurag

  • Shaziya - November 7, 2012

    Lovely…. this place looks just awesome… i really didnt know something like this existed in Goa…. i wanna see this place

  • Anurag Jain - November 7, 2012

    Hi Shazia,
    Assuming you are my colleague from Dhempe college. Thanks for subscribing, and your lovely comments! I run a tour for for £200 a trip to this place. Haha.. lets talk when you come down to Goa pal. This lagoon must have dried up by now, as its only filled during the monsoon season.
    Regards Anurag

  • anthony - February 5, 2013

    hi i’m anthony… cud u pls giv me the exact location of this spot.

  • anthony - February 5, 2013

    pls brotha..

  • venita gomes - May 25, 2013

    where exactly is this place located in Bogmalo?

  • Anurag Jain - August 28, 2013

    To be honest I dont remember so clearly now. My friend took me to this place. Will try to find and get back.
    Regards Anurag

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