Varanasi Ganga Aarti

The first day in Varanasi started quietly wandering around the ghats, but the main goal of the day was the evening time at Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is here that every single day of the year hindu priests perform the Ganga Aarti. This ceremony in a Hindu ritual representing a worship to Lord Shiva, River Ganges (Ganga), the Sun (Surya), Fire (Agni) and the whole universe.

The light was awful for my taste, too many bright yellow lights illuminating the priests created an orange/yellowish tone for the overall images that became quite distracting. After reviewing my work I decided to convert everything to black & white and I’m happy I did it. Sound was recorded on location too, but unfortunately the loud speakers in India are full of distortion. That said, it could be worse. This is the first multimedia piece on the trip to India and more will come, hopefully with better overall quality as this is a field I’m still discovering and there’s a lot to learn.

I advise you to view it directly in Vimeo as the resolution is better.

Any feedback is appreciated!

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