Varanasi, India
Canon EOS 1Ds Mk II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

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goats, india, varanasi, animals, jumpers, steps, stairs, mark smart


  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiabout 3 years ago

    hehe, what does this mean? Is it so cold there? :-)))

  • I don’t know why the goats were wearing jumpers. This was taken in February and it was very hot during the day and just a little chilly at night. Maybe the jumpers are for ID, I don’t know. Glad you like it!!!

    – Mark Smart

  • Biren Brahmbhatt
    Biren Brahmbhattabout 3 years ago

    The photo has a very smooth light… what time is it taken Mark???

  • I think this was an early evening shot Biren. It was taken in Varanasi and very hot through the day. Someone asked me why the goats were wearing the jumpers, have you any idea? Thank you for the comment, regards, Mark!

    – Mark Smart

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    Wow what a fantastic image! So whimsical and I love your choice of composition. There is a fascinating story here, only wish we knew what it was! Great stuff!

  • Damienne, thanks for taking your time to comment my work.

    – Mark Smart

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 3 years ago

    Great capture!! . . .

  • Hugh, thanks for viewing and commenting, always appreciated

    – Mark Smart

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 3 years ago

    Ahh… that’s so brilliant : you just don’t get this sort of photo opportunity most places 8))

  • Thank you berndt2 , I appreciate your comment

    – Mark Smart

  • docophoto
    docophotoabout 3 years ago

    Sooo funny! Love the way she is looking at you.

  • Thank you so much llana… glad you liked it… :-)

    – Mark Smart

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 3 years ago

    Every one of your shots are iconic, thought-provoking, eye-catching or humorous! Doesn’t get better than this, my friend! But what’s up with the sweaters??? Hmmm? Dying to know.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Thanks Ellen. I think the jumpers must be to keep the goats warm as I know a number have been dying of cold in the north of the country. I had thought it might be also as a form of ID, but not sure about that. Glad you like it anyway!

    – Mark Smart

  • premajay
    premajayabout 3 years ago

    wow its so funny and cute…. thank you for sharing

  • You are welcome Premajay. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my work :-)

    – Mark Smart

  • Ravi Chandra
    Ravi Chandraabout 3 years ago

    Keeping them warm for a Varanasi winter I guess.
    Funny… love the way you’ve composed it… looks like the goats saying hi!

  • Thanks for your comment again Ravi. I am sure some people think I used Photoshop to add the jumpers :-)

    – Mark Smart

  • Moira Paton
    Moira Patonabout 3 years ago

    This just makes me smile even more the longer I look at it!!!

  • Thank you for taking the time to comment on my work Moira :-)

    – Mark Smart

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