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