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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Varanasi
Date: May 31, 2008
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

A yogi carrying out morning Puja ('respect'). A ritual carried out every single sunrise to offer homage to the rising sun and the start of a new day, or a new cycle of life beginning.

I would like to point out that the background isn't tilted, it's just the river bank. There was a comment saying it wasn't "too distracting", which it shouldn't be because it's entirely natural and if i tilted the pic so that bit was straight, the main figure would be slanted unnaturally and would make this picture false to me.

I find it hard to believe that this picture didn't even break a 6... that doesn't really endear the DPC populace to me. I know I have a great picture here that is sadly not recognised by the shallow and hollow DPC majority.

Statistics
Place: 160 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.9827
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.9722
Avg (non-participants): 6.0196
Views since voting: 858
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 231
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/24/2009 08:40:40 AM
At a loss to know how this didn't score over 6. I think it is a wonderful image.
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01/24/2009 12:08:59 AM
I can't believe it, I thought I was going to see this entry within the top ten!!!!
The DOF and the moment itself are magical.
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01/23/2009 09:38:08 PM
Ridiculously underrated. There's something utterly timeless about this scene. It *transports* me, and that's what I like pictures to do.
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01/23/2009 04:18:59 PM
I gave this an 8. The scene and the colortone make me think of an antique postcard for some reason. Beautiful capture.
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01/23/2009 01:21:03 PM
under 6? what??
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01/23/2009 01:17:56 PM
whoa - seriously underrated. Loved the use of DOF in this picture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 08:59:07 AM
Great shot, congratulations!
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01/21/2009 06:34:28 AM
7 - Wow, nice quality and processing. Almost made me not look at the tilt, which isn't that distracting..
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01/19/2009 06:31:06 PM
love it !!! wish I was there.
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01/18/2009 08:18:59 PM
the parade of people below the man and the boats beyond provide a wonderful sense of great drama
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01/18/2009 10:27:23 AM
stunning
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01/17/2009 11:07:01 PM
Beautiful! The tones and composition are great. 9
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01/17/2009 12:18:29 PM
very interesting shot
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01/17/2009 12:15:43 AM
Is this the Ganges? I like the processing, a nice illustrious effect. 8
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01/16/2009 12:02:36 PM
Great PP -tons of atmosphere. Love the tones.
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01/16/2009 07:20:07 AM
Lovely image, be good to have him a little less centrally placed. :)
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