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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/60 second
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F/4.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Oct 28, 2009, 6:29:50 PM
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Saint Varanasi by AndrewToPhotography Saint Varanasi by AndrewToPhotography
Varanasi vendor at the Puja candle lit vigil on the Ghats, Varanasi, India.

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© Andrew To. All rights reserved.

Thank you for looking. Any feedback is much appreciated. :)
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:icongraf-zuzum:
graf-zuzum Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
woowww... very nice! :heart:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :D
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Asemoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Stunning...
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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Jonnyzi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
featured here: [link]
thanks for sharing! :brushteeth:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+feature: mate
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WTF? I automatically added the :+: without thinking...:D :crazy:
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:iconjonnyzi:
Jonnyzi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
great composition, you've captured the atmosphere very well. i can almost smell the air...
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D I can smell it too when I look at this. It takes me back to being on the boat on the Ganges River...

Thanks for the cool comments. :thumbsup:
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:iconjonnyzi:
Jonnyzi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
It takes me back too... :)

You're welcome :D
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll definitely return.
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Jonnyzi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
:)
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PhilippeGaravel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Photographer
Featured here Andy :) [link]
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Phil, :highfive: ;)
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o-l-pixel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful lighting situation. You mastered it well to catch the details in dark areas.

Also like to whole composition. Magic empires with too many poor people living at it.
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate:)
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HajaoqueHouver Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
He's kid isnt he? Very Amazing shot! Outstanding, no wonder TWO:thumbsup: cool, congrats :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, he's a kid. Thank you :bow:
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:iconhajaoquehouver:
HajaoqueHouver Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
very cool :clap:
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Ph0t0-girl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
awesome photo..
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :bow: and thanks for you :+fav: too.
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CinnamonizedSnow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I have no words! This is one of the most amazing photo-journalistic portraits I have ever seen! :heart:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. Glad to hear that you like it. :bow: and thanks for the :+devwatch: as well as the :+fav:s
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Superb shot :clap:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Aiden. This gem won me £50 worth of photo book vouchers.

Glad you like it! :bow:

Why is it a winner? (Judged by Exodus' Paul Goldstein)

"Absolutely magnificent photograph. I have seen thousands of shots of Varanasi and none have had this impact. Using the head of the vendor to cut out the glare yet not losing exposure on the samosas, this is a fantastic grab shot. The halo effect highlights the plight of the young seller and the atmosphere, colours and moment are caught superbly. I sincerely hope the photographer bought something from him". - Paul Goldstein

If you were interested in seeing the competition winners : [link]
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good for the fat ISO brother,it`s a great portrait against that backdrop :camera:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you mate. Yes all fat 3200 of it. :D
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Phaedrus-42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great concept of lighting and wonderful colours too :D
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks my friend. :thumbsup: The lighting was very atmospheric. It was a great event, and I was fortunate enough to witness it. :wow:
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Phaedrus-42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ambient light captures the mood at such places really well. Using flash most often than not spoils the effect... :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Agree with you whole-heartedly. I didn't even carry a flash with me the entire trip and I don't have one built in. It was a flash-less trip, the way I like it. :)
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Phaedrus-42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome... but you need good cameras to do that in any lighting and your 5D Mark II is more than adequate I think :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It certainly helps. Yes, the 5D Mark II is more than adequate. ;)
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
The dof is amazing in this shot, beautiful job!
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andrea. I just saw the backlit subject and I had to capture the moment. They were jumping from boat to boat very fast. :D
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
How many shots did you take? Moving subjects are hard enough to capture (fast moving ones at that) and then it was even done at night!! :clap:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andrea. :D Let's say quite a lot. One of them had to be ok. :bow:
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
:worship:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship: :D
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