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    These kids were playing the ghats of Ganges 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 PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 15
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 8
    Story 6

    This image immediately caught our eye. We like how the huge flag fills the frame, gracefully moving from top left to bottom right, almost in concert with the water currents. Shooting this scene from above gives a nice perspective, allowing the photographer to compose all of the elements perfectly and emphasizing the size of the Ganges River. The little girl stands almost triumphantly, with ownership, on her island of wood. The small detail of the boat in the background helps balance the image, adding an element to an area that would have otherwise been a bit empty.

    Cory Richards
    National Geographic Photographer
    44 comments
    Leonardo V.
    Leonardo V.

    Congratulations on Explore Our Changing World, Joy! Amazing shot! Keep it up!

    Julian Pett
    Julian Pett

    Oh yeah! This is a fine shot! Congratulations on capturing the moment!

    Photo Fan
    Photo Fan

    why did you call this orange liberty?

    Fortunella Gozal Melul
    Fortunella Gozal Melul

    I am in awe of this photo! It has a raw beauty and playful innocence in it.

    Thank you Joy.

    Arnab Pal
    Arnab Pal

    An amazing composition it is. Congratulations on the publication. This definitely deserved.

    Prithu De
    Prithu De

    Wonderful Find! Havent seen varanasi in monsson.

    Congratulations.

    T. Kaul
    T. Kaul

    Wow! Awesome and dramatic shot.

    Francesco Fratto
    Francesco Fratto

    Everything is on the right place in this photo! Excellente!

    Raquel Goldammer Benadof
    Raquel Goldammer Benadof

    Your gallery has a collection of well thought photographs in composition, editing and stories.  I saw this photo through the Explore Our Changing World`s update, just now.  You received well deserved comments from the editors, which added to your story.  Congratulations and good luck!

    Photo Details
    Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2013
    Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Copyright: © Joy Acharyya
    Categories: People, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Explore Our Changing World
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