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