C350D-IMG_2613-PR Canon EOS 350D Ganges River India

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    Ganges River, near Varanasi, India 2008

    During the later months of the year, a mist descends over Northern India in the mornings and evenings, creating sunrises like this one that I can only describe as buttery smooth. This small piece of paradise lies only a short distance upstream from the amazing and ancient city of Varanasi. My memories of Varanasi are mixed. A place full of amazing history and culture, where the buildings tower over the mighty Ganges River, and the funeral ghats bear witness to the constant cycle of life and death. At the same time the air hangs heavy, often thick with smoke, and breathing is seldom pleasant.

    For all the noise, energy, grandeur and squalour of Varanasi, this place, a small sand island only a few kilometres away, was for a short time a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in the second-most populous nation on earth.

    Canon EOS 350D (Canon Rebel XT)
    Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC

    Travel Photography

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    1. scrapping61 35 months ago | reply

      Wonderful work

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    2. Tathagata Journeys 35 months ago | reply

      Your beautiful picture is wanting me to travel :)

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    3. Mamoru Yasuda 29 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking! Great work!

    4. marcellucray 27 months ago | reply

      splendid ..lightning shot

    5. K.M.N [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

      Really a paradise. Lovely color!

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    7. Osterdahl1 26 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love the coluors and the calm in this picture!

    8. oatjiro 23 months ago | reply

      Hi Nic... I just look backward in your stream all of them are awesome. Thanks a lot for keep contact and always kindly comment mine. ^ ^

    9. Nic (Luckypenguin) 23 months ago | reply

      Thanks! No problems. Love your work, too!

    10. Gus NYC 23 months ago | reply

      Just wow! What else can I say!

    11. igor29768 23 months ago | reply

      Wonderful yellow-orange sepia-like tones, the silhouette and the reflection!

    12. BellaMontepulciano.com 18 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture... beautiful colors... Great work!

    13. THEGINGEFUDGE 13 months ago | reply

      B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L. honestley, probably one of the most beautiful pieces I've seen on here!

    14. creditflats 2 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo - and the commentary is great to follow.

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