Sunset in Calangute

I shot this image a on my first night in Calangute. The beach was literally a 45 second walk from the place I was staying. As soon as I got there I walked down to the beach and watched the sunset. Living in Vadodara the smog and huge amount of dust in the air made it very difficult to see the sun once it got close to the horizon. Calangute is almost the exact opposite than Vadodara. At least when I am at the beach. When I walk back to the road I remember I am actually in India with the crazy traffic, dust in the air, and cows eating garbage on the side of the road.

At the beach I can almost feel like I am in the Caribbean. The Island music pumps from Beach Shacks are stacked against each other as far as I can see in both directions. Every shack serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as beer, whiskey, and cocktails. I was able to eat a good meal and have a 650ml beer for about $8 CDN.

This image was shot on my new Moto G Turbo Android phone. Yes I have gone down the dark road of Android. My iPhone and the Apple ecosystem have never got along very well. The lack of synchronization had me annoyed once too often. So I bought the best phone I could find yet still not cost me a fortune. The Moto G Turbo is water and dust proof, Dual SIM, and under $200 USD. With expandable memory, 13MP camera, and a larger screen and I am very happy with the purchase so far. I may even write a post about it soon.

Edited in Lightroom, and Photoshop to do a bit of magic eraser and get rid of some lens flare. Nothing very special editing-wise on this image. Besides a little sharpening and removing the lens flare I didn’t do much else.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at