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On this photowalk, I once again used my Fuji X-Pro2 to wirelessly transmit JPEG images to Fuji’s SP-2 Instax Printer as gifts to those deserving street portrait subjects. Isn’t a print what we as photographers strive for and what a great way to say thanks.
I choose to use Diptychs (Greek for “Two Fold”) to display the printed Instax image alongside the subject holding the Instax print. Cool.
Thank-you for visiting Big Mountain Photography where the Varanasi, India adventure concludes with a visit to 5-6 Ghats and the River Ganga. The Ghats’ uniqueness is the foundation of Varanasi’s strong character. If you plan on visiting India, please place this city on the top of your list planning a 2-3 day minimum stay. You will not be disappointed. Good Luck
PS Bring your camera. Film cameras preferred.
Side Note: In July – August each year, the Monsoon floods rise the water level on the Ganga River 12-14 m higher than what I experienced. There is another ~10m drop to go until the steps rising out of the water revealing the true shoreline.
So every year after the monsoon flood resides, the work of high pressure washing the hardened silt from the Ghat’s steps begins with the cycle repeating year after year as it has for years gone by.
Thank-you for visiting Big Mountain Photography where the Varanasi, India adventure continues with a visualization of the network of narrow back alleyways which parallel the 87 Ghats and River Ganga. Varanasi alleyways are but a dichotomy stuck in time while all else in Varanasi works hard to modernize. I enjoyed the feeling of times gone by.
It’s easy to get lost and even Google Maps may not set you in the correct direction – be careful. 🙂
This is a photographer’s dream come true as the“Character of Varanasi” is unchanged from years gone by given its 87 Ghats alongside the Ganga (Ganges) River.
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I’ve decided to make four (4) unique posts on Varanasi to enable the full coverage it deserves, froman “Intro to Varanasi”, “Faces”, “Alleyways”, and the “Ghats”. But first, let me level set us with some visualization on the back alleyways, Ghats and River Ganga.
PS With the number of images to process, I’ll be sending out parts II, III and IV very soon.