Taken from the balcony of our guest house on the Ganges. It was during winter so you can see that the water level is very low. I thought this was a nice peaceful shot of this mighty river and a bit of a different view looking away from the ghats. There is quite a bit of a haze but this could be from the smoke of the burning ghats.
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aadilj (18102) 2006-10-14 2:45
That dinghy boat almost seems lost in this vast body of water. Did you also click Manikarnika Ghat (the burning ghat) ate area near the rail bridge?
This image reflects plenty of melancholy and is well composed. Just plain emptiness. TFS
UnTrained (0) 2006-10-14 7:19
my first reaction on the preview was - nothing interesting. In the next moment my eye asked about the content.
It is not only a peaceful shot. It has something very strange because of it's lonelyness. The other boat is fare away and not really visible.
It attracts me. Seems that Aadiil has a similar impression.
pablominto (53744) 2006-10-14 13:07
Minimalistic if any..!
Strange mood to this capture, like lost in the middle of nowhere...
Nicely composed where the two boats heading for different directions create a sense of dynamics!
carper (96) 2006-10-14 14:07
I like the idea and the wel taken composition Wanda,
very nice point of view, good sice. The photo is a little bit noisy but I think a simple tool can make this good, farther very nice job.
scalerman (26900) 2006-10-15 14:14
Wanda: a simple picture and your horizon is perfectly straight. Lone boats and calm backgrounds are always easy winners. regards, c
stego (23988) 2006-11-04 16:08
I like its calm dreamy atmosphere. At first sight at somewhat visually it's an unteresting image, but that is part of its charm (the haze, the pale colors, the smallness of all the elements but the river and its banks.
I like that triangle on the centre, formed by the boats and what seem to be human figures on the bank.
It surely is an unexpected view of Varanasi.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14980)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: canon eos5, Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, Fuji Superia 200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 2:33