The Ganges also Ganga is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the World by discharge.
The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs.It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism.
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-24 2:50
Magnificent composition with these identical looking boats. They look so beautiful in the still waters of Ganges. Thanks for an artistic presentation. I like it a lot.
macjake (60000) 2013-12-24 3:58
beautiful cultural photo!
perfect for TE.
the water here looks so dark and black, it just seems to fit the scene so well.
and that person looks very mysterious too.
love the boats and the mood.
Varanasi is high up on my travel list.
mrichat (1727) 2013-12-24 4:26
Interesting execution of a splendid mood between the boats.A typical boat view from varanashi.I like the frame also.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-12-24 7:40
hello dwaipayan. i am amazed at the dark mood you achieved here. all in all, this is a cool shot with the dark water, vignetting and desaturation. a good addition to the boat genre on TE.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-24 8:01
A moody shot here
I feel as if I was on the ghats quite early in the morning before ganga boatmen come out of their sleep
Sweet memories again, in Asi ghat for instance
Best regards, have a nice Xmas time
danos (89627) 2013-12-24 9:41
very nice the view as the presentation of the boats in this very tight frame,making the scene even more effective.I like the light and the colour management of the scene.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-24 10:58
like this! A beautifully effective mixture of monochrome and subtle colours that gives the image a sense of intrigue and fascination. Superbly conceived and a striking presentation. Love the little fg ripple it adds a little something extra to this inspiring image.
Seasons Greetings to you and yours - Brian.
abmdsudi (45704) 2013-12-24 20:38
What a super boaty river scene and it really is another world and a delight to muse over; big boats, medium sized boats and small boats as far as the eye can see - not sure how they park them as they are so close together. A good strong comp and low angle as it concentrates attention on the nearest boat and the mystery fig with little touch of red, it works very well this way taking stretching the eye toward the diffuse horizon. The conversion with selective colouring and toning suit really well giving more depth, mood & timeless feel to the shot. Very calm setting!! Just superb, Compliments
ChrisJ (102831) 2013-12-25 1:00
I like the minimalist colour in this almost b&w image. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the traditional fishing boats. The fg swirl in the water adds interest and the hooded human figure on the boat at left animates the shot. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you!
daddo (25441) 2013-12-25 17:18
Namste Dwaipayan. I do appreciate the polytheistic nature of Hinduism where one can unashamedly talk about the goddess Ganga and Atman is seen in all things. There was a time before monotheism blighted the world when the Greeks and Romans took the gods and goddesses of the Aryans and made them their own and believers were accommodating and unruffled by the beliefs of others and often adopted the gods of others as one more god in the pantheon. Such an attitude did not lead to religious persecution and fanaticism. Now we have all these wars and slaughter because one group believes that their one and only god is the only way to eternal life and everyone else is in the wrong and is often to be despised or pitied. Personally I think monotheism does not necessarily ennoble human beings but can make them less appreciative of and more destructive towards nature and fellow man. The sacred lakes, mountains forests have disappeared from our lore and have become nothing more than a source for exploitation. The Australian Aborigines and other native people still hold deep respect for the natural world. Hindus still do but consumerism is taking hold of them and undermining beliefs. The photo is almost a monochrome and is serene in its subdued light and clear shadows. Lovely POV.I wish you a happy and satisfying new year. Klaudio.
COSTANTINO (58761) 2013-12-26 23:30
great minimalistic shot in sepia
a different shot from the usuals
with lighs and shadows
simple but nice composition
they look so calm
have a nice evening
annjackman (20539) 2013-12-28 9:26
Largely desaturated, this picture captures a timeless mood of the Ganges. The man sitting in the near boat makes a centre of interest.
Evocative imagery, very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
jemaflor (88199) 2013-12-30 0:04
Very beautiful composition well balanced, interesting result almost in b&w, great contrast and light capture, tfs.