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Vijoy and Rachna are a traveling and photographing couple from San Jose, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are both techies, love music and astronomy, and above all we love to travel and observe and experience every destination – its landscapes, people, histories and cultures – via the medium of photography. Learn more about us here.
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Spain: Over 14 days, we drove through southern Spain – Andalusia. Starting out in Madrid we drove through Segovia (with a quick side trip to Penafiel), Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, the Pueblo Blancos (Arcos de la Frontera, Rhonda, Zahara, Olvera and Osuna), the stunner that is Granada, before finally hitting Barcelona after a quick stopover in Valencia.
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ROWDY PLANET: a focused web site designed with the intention of providing tips, help and information to families like us who have kids, love photography, and want to travel.

After 20 years of running various forms of http://varp.net/ from self-hosted with painful HTML editing (1995) to WordPress driven (today), we have embarked on a new journey: ROWDY PLANET – a more focused web site designed with the intention of providing tips, help and information to families like us who have kids, love photography, and want to travel […]

Sometimes you need the best equipment in the world. Sometimes you need to be lucky in capturing a moment. Other times you need to travel to far away places. Sometimes you chase bad weather, and at other times you wait patiently for a specific beam of sunlight. But there are certain kinds of photographs that turn out good, no […]

Back in March 2006, as the (then) typical mid-winter storm hit the Sierra Nevada mountains one Saturday morning, we decided to quickly pack up our camera gear and head out to Yosemite Valley to capture it. Route 140 being an all-season highway into the park made things easier, and the singular cop near Mariposa didn’t enforce […]

I came across an #ExploreTheElements photo-blogging contest from Thomas Cook where photo-bloggers are being asked to publish photographs they’ve taken which best represent one of the four elements – Air, Water, Earth and Fire. All the elements are open to interpretation, so one can be free to take a picture of anything one feels showcases their element. I have found some photo-bloggers […]

Possessing Beauty
February 22

There are a few places on Earth that captivate you to the point of blissful surrender. Whether it was the Angel Glacier appearing spiritually from behind dark stormy clouds in Jasper or the local singer lamenting his long lost motherland in the middle of a hot summer diner in Belgrade, these images are personal, private and their […]

While planning our trip across Andalusia, we decided to stay in some of the smaller White Villages that dot the region, sprawling and tumbling over sandstone-colored hilltops. Some of the notable ones – like Arcos de la Frontera and Ronda – were too big for our intent, but since we were traveling with kids, we didn’t want […]

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