Ann Brooks Photography

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Ganges Bathers in Veranasi, India

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I could stand it no longer! I took this image of bathers at the Ganges in Veranasi, India in 2005. I love it. However, I’ve never printed it before because technically it is a far less than perfect photo. Taken at 6:00 a.m. on a very overcast morning at ISO 1600 from a bobbing boat, it is not sharp and is full of digital noise.


Ritual bathing at the sacred Ganges River in Veranasi, India in 2005.

This week, three and a half years after taking it, I have given it new life. It is now available in my studio as notecards, prints and a canvas.

Written by annbrooksphoto

April 9, 2009 at 1:51 am

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  1. Kayode,

    Thanks again for your kind comment about Ganges Bathers. In “About” on your own blog, you mention being lost. I’d like to share a poem with you. It comes from an American organic farmer and poet, Wendell Berry and has helped me through some rough patches. A few years back it was posted on the Missouri Photo Workshop’s site (see “Photojournalism” links on my blog):

    It may be than when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,

    and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.

    The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

    The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~WB


    May 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm

  2. It’s a lovely image; thanks for sharing it on your blog


    May 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  3. I love it too!


    April 18, 2009 at 3:44 am

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