September 5, 2013

Swimmers, Kumta

Photograph by Dinesh Hegde,Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

"Nonstop rain for a week left all the small lakes filled with water in Kumta," says Your Shot contributor Dinesh Hegde of an early monsoon in the coastal Indian town. "When the sun came out unexpectedly, one could see the people running around to finish off their last week's pending work with a mixture of happiness and [haste]."

Hegde came across the swimming children while riding his bike. "The gorgeous monsoon clouds and the Western Ghats formed a perfect backdrop for their cheerful activity," Hegde says. And the kids were happy to get the perfect response to their celebrations—"me photographing them."

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33 comments
zhonghui z.
zhonghui z.

Good shoot, It looks like an oil painting.

Giraldo Cardenas
Giraldo Cardenas

muy buena foto, gran contraste entre el agua y los ojos del muchacho

Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

A VERY CONMAN SCENE IN INDIA , BUT ITS PRESENTATION IN THIS WAY IS DIFFICULT BRAVO NICE JOB -DR KAMAL MOHANANI

Brianna Fischer
Brianna Fischer

The fact that the child in the background is probably no older than 11 or 12, and he is making a "gun" with his hand. This is almost stereotypical of what American's think Indian children are exposed too daily. To me this picture shows more than just a cheerful activity.

Meister Chow
Meister Chow

the whole India is just like on another planet

Magalee B.
Magalee B.

Full of character and photographed in a fantastic way. Great job! 

Vivek Smv
Vivek Smv

Great achievement for your harwork and passion to photography,nice work congratulations.

Vivek Smv
Vivek Smv

Great achievement for your harwork and passion to photography,nice work congratulations.

Michael Winsor
Michael Winsor

I really don't understand how some of the pics are chosen for Photo of the day?

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Similar composition to yesterday.

Lone subject in the foreground with three background comrades in solidarity.  I would guess that there are similar social dynamics.

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