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


  1. Thanks for sharing Dr Sahib.

    You are a genius.


    Subhash Sapru-Chandigarh

  2. thx dr saheb, lovely pic

    indrajeet malodiya

  3. Nice clik,Pankaj ji
    Thanks for sharing !!

  4. Good splash...well captured...

    Archana Joshi, Thane

  5. Dear Pankaj ji
    You have captured the flow of water very beautifully.Playing mood of children has been focused very effectively.Chandan's photos are too very nice.
    With Best Wishes
    Shivji Joshi, Jodhpur

  6. Dear Pankaj ji,
    How are you. very nice picture shot by you
    lighting and moment gives the very cheerful
    mood of the playing children with the splash
    of water. I liked it. thanks

  7. Dear Pankajji,
    Congratulations for achieving 2nd National Photo Award 2011-2012.
    Your's .......
    Shri Gopal Sharma