The image above is almost the exact shot I ‘d envisaged when I started planning my trip to Varanasi. Luckily everything fell into place when I found Baba Jee a photogenic boatman, warm golden light at dusk, and the three dimensional quality you get when shooting with a wide angle lens up close.
Pentax 645D Pentax FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF
Of course I didn’t just take one photo, but dozens. I switched between the 90mm and 35mm lenses, used both landscape and portrait orientations, and also shot with and into the light.
These images were taken at the end of my second day in India, but I knew straight away I’d probably just captured the best shots of the trip.