Friday, July 31, 2009

Kids at Versova Beach

To shoot poignant pictures we only need follow the path of our enthusiasm . I believe that this feeling is the universe's way of telling us that we are doing the right thing. The viewing public will always disagree over the intrinsic merits of a particular photograph, but no one can deny the enthusiasm that originally inspired us to capture and offer that image to others.
- Timothy Allen

"Kids at Versova Beach" was taken on the afternoon of 17 April 2008, on Versova Beach in Mumbai India, with a Canon EOS 30D at 160th of a second at f9. The ISO was set to 400.

My wife and I had been down at the beach to watch the sunset. All around us the kids from the beach slums were frolicking in the sand and water and having a great time.

The minute I pulled out my camera and started to click them, they all went nuts. They absolutely loved having their photos taken. They posed in groups and as individuals. Within 10 minutes, there must have been 20 or 30 kids surrounding us. We all had a great time.