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Hands of the boatman, Varanasi.

Finishing off this week’s “boats” theme,  the hands of the boatman,  at work on the oars, Varanasi.    When I showed this image to a photographer-friend,  he commented,   “it breaks all the rules…but it kind of works!”    I guess for me it was a case of trying to say,  or at least show,  something about the boatman in an image that was a break from the obvious.   In the photo essay sense,  it may be thought of as a “detail” shot.  On its own,  it doesn’t tell you the whole story,  but perhaps tells you a little and invites you to wonder and perhaps use your imagination to try and fill in the gaps.

Hands of the boatman, Varanasi.
Hands of the boatman, Varanasi.

Canon 5D Mark 2 with 70-300mm zoom lens at 180mm F5.6,  shutter speed 1/320 second at ISO 1000.