Ron Gesser  

Varanasi Street Scene by Ron Gesser

January 2022 - Varanasi Street Scene

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7 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 59 & 72)
Ron, to me the title is Pandemonium. You elected the right vantage point to illustrate the myriad of people and activity going on. It is sharp and balanced and gives great depth.   Posted: 01/02/2022 11:42:43

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Great image Ron. To my eye there is not a real focal point but that does not bother me at all, the image is so crammed full of interesting things to look at. I love the colors and depth of field.   Posted: 01/02/2022 16:09:07

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
I have been sitting here trying to figure out if the people were walking in different directions on opposite sides or if there were two different streets completely or if they were just divided by scooters in the middle/! It's amazing, it's like looking at a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Fantastic picture. That must've been a wonderful trip!   Posted: 01/02/2022 20:34:47
Ron Gesser
Thanks Marianne, India is an amazing place to visit and photograph, I've been there 4 times.   Posted: 01/02/2022 21:36:42

Ron Gesser
Sorry it is my first time sharing and didn't realize I can submit some info about the photo. So thanks everyone for the nice feedback. Actually I climbed on top of the median and while my wife held my ankles so that I wouldn't fall I took the photo. I was lucky that there was a pause or opening in the crowd on both sides of the street as I took the photo. I think that helps a lot. It was blue hour so I had to increase the ISO to 1000 to get the photo at 1/200 with it at F9 (maybe overkill) so that I could have a good depth of field into the distance.   Posted: 01/02/2022 21:26:43

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Pandemonium is a good word for this capture. It is very busy with lots of interest overall. A fine street shot. One suggestion is to read the guidelines, above, for our group. Always submit the original so we all learn together.   Posted: 01/04/2022 14:47:05

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I see a great street scene in this image with several subjects and stories playing out. The signs in the center also are well placed as it seems to show 2 sides of the same scene.   Posted: 01/19/2022 09:43:26


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