Dhananjay Rao  

Life at the Ganges by Dhananjay Rao

September 2023 - Life at the Ganges

September 2023 - Dhananjay Rao


About the Image(s)

River Ganges or Ganga is considered sacred in India and the city of Varanasi or Kashi or Benaras is one of the holiest and oldest inhabited cities in the world.
This particular scene depicts how busy the banks of the river are. Scenes included the docked boats and various paved banks serving different religious significance, each being busy at different times of the day. I was at a higher level to take this shot.

Selected monochrome as I found it carrying more impact than the color. Original attached.

2 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Interesting comparison of the colored and BNW. I actually really love the color one, it draws you in because of the bright colors and you can see the activity you are describing. On the other hand the black and white make the image look old and more sedate. The one suggestion...which I'll make before Ian beats me to it. You have a few dust spots in the sky :-)

Is there significant pollution in this area as well? There is a definite haze ....and no I would not try to remove that, it is part of the image that speaks to the area.   Posted: 09/12/2023 09:53:11

Barbara McDonald   Barbara McDonald
I must say that I like both images, but like the crop on the BnW one better. Well done.   Posted: 09/24/2023 10:10:58


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