Story Behind The Picture
"After The Day’s Toil"
Today I am before you with a photograph, “After The Day’s Toil”. This photograph was clicked in December, 2011 during my visit to Papikondalu (Andhra Pradesh). I was at this place regarding my presentation in a photography workshop. This beautiful place is situated on the bank of River Godavari and is covered with green hills from all the directions. The widely extended sand-beach by the river is an attraction of this spot. A number of activities, like fishing through the nets, tribal dances and glamour-shoots, were performed for the participants of workshop. This was one moody evening when two fishermen had just returned back from their daily doings. Out of them, the one was busy in anchoring his boat at the bank, and another one was folding his net. Their act fascinated me a lot. Moreover the vibrant colours of evening, pleasant reflections in water, the position of boats and the lamps on their front, seemed to be extremely attractive. Whole scene gave the impression of a painter’s imagination. I clicked a few frames of that sight. This is one of them.
I used a Nikon D 90 camera with a Nikon 18-105 mm lens. As the light was dull, I preferred high ISO (1600). The picture was clicked at aperture priority mode (with f -8).
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma