Travel for Grown Ups - A Day in Varanasi

Varanasi. Banaras. Kashi. The 'Holy City'...the spiritual hub of India. No matter what you call it, Varanasi is the India of your dreams.

One of the oldest, continually habited cities in the world, Varanasi isn't for the faint-hearted. It's raw and in-your-face, with it's 24/7 cremations on the burning ghats and chaotic streets and crazy smells, you will be a better person for facing it.

Rather than give you a blow by blow description of our adventure, I'm going to leave you with this photo essay of a day in the life of Varanasi. I hope you enjoy it.

Row-boat-river-ganges-varanasi-India 

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/5.6 | 1/60 sec | ISO 3200

 

 Yellow-boat-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/50 sec | ISO 1250

 

India-Varanasi-river-ganges-boat-tour-seagulls-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1250

 

Sunrise-river-ganges-Varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/13 | 1/2000 sec | ISO 1250

 

Street-sweaper-Varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/9 | 1/210 sec | ISO 500

 

Bathing-ghats-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec | ISO 800

 

Bathing-Ghats-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec | ISO 800

 

Cow-in-the-street-Varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 800

 

Varanasi-India-Cows-in-the-street-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/5.6 | 1/400 sec | ISO1600

 

Water-buffalo-on-the-road-Varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/180 sec | ISO 800

 

Street-kid-homeless-dirty-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/180 sec | ISO 200| ISO 200

 

Sadhu-babba-holy-man-varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 200

 

Free-Life-man-river-ganges-Varanasi-India-nathan-brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/125 sec | ISO 800

 

Girl-orange-robe-river-ganges-varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/8 | 1/1000 sec | ISO 800

 

Man-Yoga-cow-varanasi-India-Nathan-brayshaw

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/7.1 | 1/250 sec | ISO 500

 

Stray-dog-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/500 sec | ISO 320

 

Rickshaw-man-street-varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/450 sec | ISO 1250

 

Cow-and-bike-in-the-street-Varanasi-India

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 320

 

Man-cow-dung-fire-Varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/30 sec | ISO 1250

 

Sadhu-Babba-Holy-Man-Varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/6.4 | 1/15 sec | ISO 2500

 

Street-sweeper-varanasi-India 

Fujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/500 sec | ISO 200

 

Sunset-boat-road-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mm lens | f/8 | 1/200 sec | ISO 200

 

Sunset-boat-road-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/2 | 1/30 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-Brayshaw 

Fujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/2 | 1/30 sec | ISO 2000

 

We flew to India for an absolute bargain price with Air Asia. The money we saved on airfares allowed us to stay longer and travel further.

I took two small Fujifilm cameras and three lenses. That's all the camera gear I needed. It all fit into a shoulder bag! You can read more about my gear at Fujifilm Cameras Australia.


Nathan

Posted By Nathan
Hi there! I'm Nathan Brayshaw, an adventure travel photographer and writer based on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia. I've always had a deep love for nature and a yearning to explore the world, which has led me on thrilling expeditions to remote and exotic destinations.

As a photographer, I'm passionate about capturing the raw beauty of our planet, from breathtaking landscapes to awe-inspiring wildlife, and everything in between. My camera is my constant companion as I journey through dense jungles and summit towering peaks, always in search of the perfect shot that tells a story.

In addition to my photography, I'm also passionate about writing, as it allows me to share my experiences and insights with a wider audience. I believe that through my work, I can encourage others to step out of their comfort zones, explore the unknown, and embrace the thrill of adventure.

With my passion for exploration, my camera in hand, and my heart set on discovering the world's wonders, I'm constantly pushing the boundaries of adventure travel photography and writing. Join me on this incredible journey as we uncover the breathtaking beauty and diverse cultures that our planet has to offer.

Updated : 26th February 2023 | Words : 575 | Views : 3961

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