This is a long overdue post and I started writing this over a month ago. So, here we go. A lot has changed in this month.
Being a person who is studying in Goa, all my friends home and elsewhere expect me to be chilling on the beach and sipping a glass of whiskey. Honestly, I haven’t even got close.
But, I did go to a beach. It was the eve of Diwali and the campus was moving into Diwali mode. I went to Colva Beach with my friends about 2 weeks after I got here and went to Bogmalo Beach last Sunday. It was quickly planned and truth be told, impulse trips are just way more fun than pre-planned ones. So, as all trips I grabbed my camera and we were off with a couple of cloths and a football. I wasn’t going to step into the water as I was having a cold and a sore throat. Of course, let’s not forget that I was carrying an expensive electronic which could be potentially damaged by the salt.
Bogmalo is a really small beach but, it’s rather serene and a great place to take photos. I tried to take a time lapse but, without a tripod it’s a pain in the ass. I tried using my bare hands which have become really stable over the past 3 years.
I can get a stable shot at 1/10 shutter speed on a lens without VR/IS. (Even at slower speeds but, with more attempts). Then again, the detail from the shots is rather muddy but, liveable. #BraggingMode. Fellow beings will understand
They played football while I worked on getting some nice shots.
I joined in on the game of football after a while and it’s fair to say I did rather badly. After the game of football, we retreated to this nice beachside restaurant called Joet’s. Damn! And the place was awesome (and expensive) especially the vibe. After a nice dinner, we headed back to the campus, on a bus which had NO HEADLIGHTS. Rather adventurous I must admit, given that the bus was overloaded.