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At times, photographers intentionally take photos that are slightly out of focus for the soft effect it creates. In this case, I just missed finding sharp focus, but it has such a gentle and textured feel that it works well for Paul as he’s dreamily strumming.
Rishikesh is on the Ganges river, 1,220 feet up in the foothills of the magnificent Himalayan mountains. Here I wanted to visually connect the foothills, Rishikesh on the far side of the Ganges, and two temples in the foreground, taken from the roof of one of the temples.
Donovan’s friends, Gypsy Dave and his sweetheart, Yvonne, came to the ashram for a few days to visit Donovan. John and Paul were just finishing playing and we all headed off for dinner.
The sun was setting low and very orange as this sadhu, or religious seeker, was sitting by the Ganges river as I was leaving the ashram in 2000. It was my first visit there since being with the Beatles in 1968.
The old boatman took me across the Ganges river as I went looking for the Maharishi’s ashram, to learn meditation. I didn’t know the Beatles were even in India. The local women bathe and wash their clothes on the ghats, or steps that lead into the river.