Darkness at Noon in Curtorim Goa India !

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This is darkness at noon on the St Alex Church standing at Curtorim in Goa.

The rather flat facades of the churches influenced by the Portugese colonial rulers of Goa are not the best in terms of aesthetic appeal or as marvels of construction.
They are flat as they can be involving not a large outgo on money.

The shot has been made to have this effect of a foggy dark day with a Black and white gradient suitably toned down.

DSC_6191 copy gradient 76 pc black white to give fog effect

PS - Curtorim as of date has a predominantly Catholic population. The Church of St Alex defines the village. It is one of the oldest churches in Goa built in 1597 . This church was constructed on a site of an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Ravalnath (a form of Lord Shiva). The remains of the ancient temple of Ravalnath are still visible today. The church of St Alex was first a chapel and it was upgraded to a church in 1808.

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  1. Memories by Jules (not here much) 74 months ago | reply

    Cool building is unlike anything I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing how you got the cool fog effect! You are so cool! : )

  2. losy 74 months ago | reply

    Wonderful building and wonderfully photographed!

  3. nani targetti 74 months ago | reply

    great light!!!!

  4. RainerSchuetz 74 months ago | reply

    Pretty nice composition! Good job!

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  5. lagunamoon 74 months ago | reply

    is beautyfull~~~

  6. prayerfriends 74 months ago | reply

    very well done!

  7. MinJi L. 74 months ago | reply

    Great shot!
    I really love this photography!!

  8. Khnum-hotep 74 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot Anoop. Congrats.

  9. Dreamzzzz.... 74 months ago | reply

    bosss looks absolutely stunning in large

  10. CrazyNotion (wandering and wondering) 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called * International Geographic * (Invited Images Only - P1 C2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. judo_dad1953 73 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo!!!

  12. vivekrajkanhangad 71 months ago | reply


  13. sonal vaz 62 months ago | reply

    nice work anoop. thanks for the information on the church.. i live not too far from here.. and did'nt know the history behind it. Will revisit it from a anew perspective.

  14. Max Hendel 35 months ago | reply

    Brilliantly captured portrait !!!

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