These are a few photographs shot when i went for a photo-walk on the ghats of Varanasi. You can notice the vibrant colors and hues of the evening Aarti held every day at sharp 6:45 PM. In total there are 56 ghats on the crescent shaped Ganga river twisting and turning its way from the Himalayas and ending in the bay of Bengal.
Varanasi is considered to be the oldest city in the world after Jerusalem. there have been many debates on which is an older city but nothing concrete has been ever established. The Ganga river and "Kashi" (Varanasi) hold very important place in every Hindu living on this planet. its the place where one can achieve Salvation or "Moksha". So people travel all around India and the rest of the world to visit this holy city and wash their sins in the holy Ganga water.
I live in either Gurgaon (the Millennium city so as to say) or the small, not so peaceful but highly religious city called Varanasi ( Kashi or Baneras ). I love nature, and absolutely admire and adore all the elements of it. I never used to notice the details of nature, but once I got into Photographing things, I simply fell in love with it. I am a Graphic designer/Application developer by profession. Photography has not only got me to discover my hidden interest in capturing MOMENTS OF LIFE but also helped me realize the emotion/story behind everything I see in my daily life. Photography has also made me find new friends, all over the world and share equal vibes and interests, I love to make friend
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.