Another picture that I took in Varanasi, just wandering around by the river Ganges (Ganga in hindi). These women were having a bath in the holy river, something that is an hindu ceremony. People from all over the country go there to be able to have a bath in these waters, and many people come to die in Varanasi, as they want to rest in this river. Due to that you can see daily corpses being cremated by the river, and then thrown to the waters of Ganga...
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Morac (27719) 2008-04-10 8:32
Very beautiful portrait of these women taking their bath in Ganges.
sackbut (375) 2008-04-10 8:44
What a lovely picture. Excellent exposure and I love the contrast in textures between the ladies and the smooth surface of the water
erdo (569) 2008-04-10 11:55
Hi Maria, My morning in Ganga is unforgetable for me, but for good pictures I had light problems. You did very well in your picture with sharpness, light, moment, colors.TFS.
zmey (7335) 2008-04-11 9:37
a beautiful scene! i like the gestures of the ladies and the typical colors. one may only wish one of them was looking more towards you. :)
warm regars and TFS
claudeD (34466) 2008-04-11 10:32
excellent portrait shot with good colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
jrj (34841) 2008-04-13 5:46
Good capture of the daily life motif by the river M. There 'posing' is well caught and I like the light in this photo. Good result.
bluegaelle (4) 2008-04-20 10:57
you catch the movement of the arm of the left (or blue) woman, the movement of the neck of the right (oe green) woman, droplets of water.... i like the centring you choose for this picture, juste the two women and the water, nothing else, il like particularly this picture in your collection.
Silversnow (2319) 2008-04-24 9:27
Very powerfull picture here, full of colors & daily live's worries.
The stillness of the moment is very well captured.
The Gange is indeed becoming a problem with that many people bathing & dying there...
rossofuoco (7385) 2008-04-26 12:19
Bella foto molto espressiva e piena di significato.
Jardim (3243) 2008-04-26 14:16
La textura de la água, las colores fuertes Y vivas de las tunicas hacen una composicion muy bonita. Por otro lado las expressiones Y gestos de las mujeres estan muy naturales,es como se dice, nos estan para la foto.
mumek (20202) 2008-04-28 2:44
Good morning Maria!
Beautiful capture of two women standing in the
river's water.Gret colours and nice light.Very well done
derek3755 (2341) 2008-04-28 9:05
a great capture of the 2 women taking their bath
oochappan (16688) 2008-04-29 7:41
This one has really nice colortones Maria, very apealing, and a fine catching moment with the gradiant sharpness of the water texturing going over to a soft background putting the women in evidence sharp focussed. Well done.
plimrn (21344) 2008-04-29 19:10
Wonderful light management and detail in this well-framed photo. The whole photo seems golden yet the expressions of the women seem inconsistent with this holy activity.
MarcT (20964) 2008-05-05 9:32
That's a beautiful picture with excellent light and superb colours. In perfect harmony :o)
MayaG (2413) 2008-05-09 3:48
a very nice photo, their colourful outfit really pop up against the subtle colour of the water in the background. I like a higher pov, too!
Waylim (25368) 2008-06-13 11:40
Very nice capture of the daily life scene from India. Good sharpness with nice clarity. Colors and light well handled. Surface of water nice with flecting of the light and movement.
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-06-22 8:51
Que bela cena diária destes duas senhoras a tomar banho no Ganges , gostei muito das cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
scalerman (26900) 2009-05-30 18:49
Maria: I like the spontaneity of your image - two unwitting visual participants in a quiet, mute story. congrats here. c
Rafer (15515) 2009-06-18 21:40
Excelente situación, gestos y color.....saludos
people (283) 2011-02-13 8:39
Almost topless in Varanasi: :-D. Great moment caught in a so tradicional scene.
- Copyright: Maria Bartet (mariandrea) (973)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-31
- Categories: Ceremony
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Varanasi and "Ganga" river
- Theme(s): Trekearth Book 2008: People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-10 6:38
- Favorites: 1 [view]