INDIA, Pentax 645D, Photography
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Baba Jee, Boatman on the River Ganges – Varanasi, India

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

The image above is almost the exact shot I ‘d envisaged when I started planning my trip to Varanasi. Luckily everything fell into place when I found  Baba Jee a photogenic boatman, warm golden light at dusk, and the three dimensional quality you get when shooting with a wide angle lens up close.

Pentax 645D   Pentax FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

Of course I didn’t just take one photo, but dozens. I switched between the 90mm and 35mm lenses, used both landscape and portrait orientations, and also shot  with and into the light.

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

These images were taken at the end of my second day in India, but I knew straight away I’d probably just captured the best shots of the trip.

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

Baba Jee the River Ganges Boatman

1 Comment

  1. Hi Chris
    Like your impressions from India very much. The boatman is fine but the best shots for me (till now) are those from “sadhu’s morning ritual”…

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