Thursday, November 05, 2009

India Photo Tour: Varanasi extension

Varanasi is the most holy city in Hinduism, being one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus of all denominations. More than 1,000,000 pilgrims visit the city each year. Hindus believe that bathing in Ganga forgives sins and ensures release from the cycle of reincarnation. While many photographic opportunities exist along the river, this morning, I chose to walk along one of Varanasi's many small winding streets. I came across a group of bicycle rickshaw drivers. Using two thirds of a stop of under exposure and positioning myself so that I had a clutter free, monochromatic, medium-dark background, I made this shot of one of the driver's feet resting on the seat of his rickshaw. Ah...India, and its endless stream of photographic possibilities!

We're heading back to New Delhi today as the trip comes to an end. Many are heading home, others stay in Delhi for a few, I'm off to an NGO assignment in Bihar, India's poorest state.

It has been another fantastic India adventure! Thanks for coming along and thanks reading the blog. Happy shooting out there wherever your camera takes you and I hope to see you on another of our tours in the very near future.