Photos for the next few days will come from a sunrise boat ride on the River Ganga in Varanasi. The River Ganga is considered one of the holiest rivers in India and the city of Varanasi is a very sacred place for the Hindus, Buddhists and Janis.
Each morning and evening, thousands of pilgrims go to the river for a ceremonial bathing. After looking at the river, there is no way that I would take a bath in it.
In this photo, I really like the way the morning light reflected off of her colorful clothing. I wanted the photo to reflect her quite, solitude.
Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 at 300mm shot at ISO 200, f/5.6 and 1/60th of a second shot from a boat.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.
Photoshop—used nik Color Efex Pro tonal contrast to add highlight, mid-tones and shadow contrast and used nik Silver Efex Pro to add a black and white layer at 15% opacity.