Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dashboard: Cooling Shower


Cooling Shower


This time I’m before you with a photograph, “Cooling Shower” which I clicked in a village of Bareilly District (U.P-India) a few years back. I noticed a diesel-operated water pumping-set in a farm-field. The pumping-set was placed there to irrigate paddy field. Soon a few children of the village reached near the fountain of water. They were in the temper of fun. As they started taking bath in the shower, I clicked this image. This picture definitely gives a feel of relief from scorching heat. Playing with such water-showers is a fun for village kids during summers. In fact these bore wells serve two purposes at the same time, the irrigation of fields and the fun for kids. In small villages there are not many options for children to play so this is the best and safe way for them to have joy in summers.

I clicked this photograph with a Canon, AE-1 camera. I used a slow shutter speed (1/30 sec.) to capture the flow of water dramatically. The aperture was f- 5.6 and the ISO of film was 100.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

Saturday, May 12, 2012

On Project: Fishing in Goa

On Project

Fishing in Goa


Goa is famous for diverse geographical features, multiplicity of culture, historical and religious places etc. Above all, we come across the older traditions and the modernity here at the same time.

Fishing is an important act in Goa. A good number of fishermen are actively involved in this work. In fact fish is a must for the majority of Goan people. They are born for fish. Many families in Goa survive on fishing. Fishermen catch fish with nets and sometimes with naked hands. They often ride the trawlers to reach deep into the sea.

Mr. Chandan D. N. Gaonkar of Panaji, Goa spent his time on Miramar, Caranzalem, Campal, Ribandar beaches for last few months and aimed at the activities of Goan fishermen. His effort has resulted into some good photographs. He has sent us a few of them for our delight. Please have a look.

Dr. Pankaj Sharma