When anyone comes to Goa, the first thing on their mind is Calangute beach. Calangute, once a small fishing village, was popularised by the hippies, and through word of mouth became the hot-spot for them in the 70s and 80s. Its the most popular and the commercialised beach of Goa, more restaurants/shacks, more street vendors, more sales persons, more tourists, more garbage, more noise, more everything. I don’t particularly like coming here other than for Souza Lobo a perfect restaurant at the beach. If you are inclined towards water sports, this might be the best place, as enough competition will ensure you will get a fair price.
Capturing the life at Calangute is tricky. With so many people around it sort of creates a messy atmosphere, but capturing the activities of the beach was an essential part. Although I have clicked a lot of snaps over years which were well lit, non of them were good enough for me to consider. However my attempt of a panoramic silhouette gave good results. Street vendors with baskets, people sitting next to a beach umbrella, para-sailing and boating activities with the twilight horizon were well captured in this attempt.