This picture was taken while on a dawn row boat on the Ganga in Varanasi. I thought it captured the moment of daily life on the river in this ancient city however I can't decide if the boatman in the foreground standing up adds or detracts from the photo.
Although the short row was pleasant and peaceful the industrial pollution and untreated sewage that flows into the Ganga on a daily basis was highly apparent and is choking and killing the river. I believe fecal matter in the river is several hundred times the normal limit for a healthy river.
Programs have been put into place to clean up the river but as is the story in India, money goes missing, bribes get paid, etc., etc. We got in discussions with some Indians who agreed that something needs to be done to save the river but we also spoke with many Indians who believe the Ganga is timeless and nothing can cause her harm. I never understood how people can trash and pollute something which they absolutely revere.
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tenretin (2408) 2014-02-15 10:40
Votre cliché a attiré immédiatement mon il car il y a beaucoup de choses à voir sur tous les plans. Au 300mm votre photo est étonnamment nette.
Bravo. La note est aussi très instructive.
imageme (1761) 2014-02-15 13:24
Hi Tracey, This is a nice composition covers with many daily life elements in the scenery. The buildings are colourful for the background setting. Fine angles and focus. I would have used the widest angle to give more room to the frame because the 30mm is tight for this special scene. Thank for sharing
abmdsudi (43530) 2014-02-15 21:46
There are lots of gems in this awesome dawn ambient where everything is thrown in, even the slight blurry boat is good addition. Lovely golden light and depth creating such a great visual effect of real situation at the ghat teeming with life. The composition works well showing the general view in good focus, painted with wonderful deep colors with adequate clarity. Lovely daily life shot, Congrats.
Excellent infor notes too.
- Copyright: Tracey Footer (jtkitty) (392)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55 f:3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 7:07