Travel for Grown Ups - A Day in Varanasi

On the River 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-IndiaFujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/5.6 | 1/60 sec | ISO 3200

 

 Yellow-boat-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/50 sec | ISO 1250

 

India-Varanasi-river-ganges-boat-tour-seagulls-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1250

 

Sunrise-river-ganges-Varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/13 | 1/2000 sec | ISO 1250

 

Street-sweaper-Varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-E2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/9 | 1/210 sec | ISO 500

 

Bathing-ghats-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec | ISO 800

 

Bathing-Ghats-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec | ISO 800

 

Cow-in-the-street-Varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 800

 

Varanasi-India-Cows-in-the-street-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/5.6 | 1/400 sec | ISO1600

 

Water-buffalo-on-the-road-Varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/180 sec | ISO 800

 

Street-kid-homeless-dirty-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/180 sec | ISO 200| ISO 200

 

Sadhu-babba-holy-man-varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 200

 

Free-Life-man-river-ganges-Varanasi-India-nathan-brayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/125 sec | ISO 800

 

Girl-orange-robe-river-ganges-varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/8 | 1/1000 sec | ISO 800

 

Man-Yoga-cow-varanasi-India-Nathan-brayshawFujifilm X-E2 | XF 55-200mm lens | f/7.1 | 1/250 sec | ISO 500

 

Stray-dog-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/500 sec | ISO 320

 

Rickshaw-man-street-varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/450 sec | ISO 1250

 

Cow-and-bike-in-the-street-Varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 320

 

Man-cow-dung-fire-Varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/4 | 1/30 sec | ISO 1250

 

Sadhu-Babba-Holy-Man-Varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mmF4 R lens | f/6.4 | 1/15 sec | ISO 2500

 

Street-sweeper-varanasi-IndiaFujifilm X-E2 | XF 35mmF1.4 R lens | f/1.4 | 1/500 sec | ISO 200

 

Sunset-boat-road-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 10-24mm lens | f/8 | 1/200 sec | ISO 200

 

Sunset-boat-road-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/1.4 | 1/60 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm X-Pro2 | XF 35mmF1.4R lens | f/2 | 1/30 sec | ISO 2000

 

Burning-ghats-cremation-river-ganges-varanasi-India-Nathan-BrayshawFujifilm 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.

 

 


Posted By Nathan on 5th May 2019

Updated : 6th May 2019 | Words : 569 | Views : 1775

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