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