November 25, 2013

Ganges River, India

Photograph by Joy Acharyya, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

These kids were playing in the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. The moment this kid saw me with my camera, she posed with the huge flag in her hand and made my day.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Looking at this picture I am reminded of childhood adventure stories, and I like the fact that this was captured right as the subject became aware of the photographer—a salute to a fleeting moment. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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53 comments
mukesh pareek
mukesh pareek

The Platform,FLAG,sky and d boat in the background...everything is just so perfect...thanks photographer.

Shannon T
Shannon T

It kind of looks like they were stranded there and are flagging down the boat in the background.

Mildred Baron
Mildred Baron

Very nice picture, the flag, the river, the land and the boat. All together makes a wonderful picture.  

C. Hamada
C. Hamada

Wow! The big flag makes this special. It is like the kids departing for adventure trip on a big ship! 

Merit Rees
Merit Rees

So amazing capture and we love India.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Oh what fun it is to be a kid with a flag, especially one this large.         Happy, colorful photo!

Tammy Leung
Tammy Leung

Beautiful scenery, wonderful picture

Nilesh THAKAR
Nilesh THAKAR

Excellent...snap at Ganga River...always a best place for divinity & photography


Linda Ward Kirkendale
Linda Ward Kirkendale

Oh my gosh what a fantastic photograph!  There is such a joy in catching a shot like this and an equal joy in viewing it!  Thanks for the joy!

Amit Chaturvedi
Amit Chaturvedi

Awesome pic.. Ganges is the Holy river in India.. 

It's not a river it is like a Vein of India..

Jai Gange Maa....

girish shah
girish shah

Nice shot. A big salute to Gangamaiya.

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

rivers of the subcontinent are huge as compared to the rivers of many other countries and muddy too. nice picture.

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

Nice geometry in the composition - the grid of thirds, and that gorgeous, huge flag along the diagonal of the framing.

I can't help but notice that the sacred Ganges River is heavily laden with silt and carrying flotsam debris.

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