Photo taken with Nikon D5000 and Nikkor 70-300 mm lens from a rocking wooden boat. I am really pleased with how this turned out. It has not been touched up in any way. You can check out the slideshow of Varanasi (one of 4 places I visited in 2 weeks) here. The vast majority of the Varanasi photos were taken along the Ganga R. either from the boat or the bank, so it is what life on the Ganga looks like every morning and throughout the day into evening incense offerings.
It was a pretty amazing trip. I met some wonderful people, both Indians and fellow travellers who took the loneliness out of travelling alone - many precious memories - especially of crazy driving in autorickshaws, the Indian train experience (not to be missed!) and of course beautiful places. I really made photography a bit of a focus for myself this trip and am pleased that I got just a very few photos that I am particularly pleased with.