I shot this during my annual pilgrimage in India. Although beggars are a common sight, this mother caught my attention as she sat oblivious to the banter around here, child on lap, probably wondering when their next meal would be.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 19
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 11, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Street Photography
Photograph Location: Thiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu | India
Photographer: Ganesh V Ramanathan (Singapore) Registered
“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about time, masters worry about light” – this was taught to Ganesh at a very young age by his late dad, himself a photographer. He used to fiddle with his dad’s TLRs and SLRs. The love affair abruptly ended when his dad suddenly passed away, the affair rekindled when he borrowed a friend’s DSLR when he was 30. Ganesh considers himself a beginner even though he has been shooting for 7 years now. He loves travel photography and considers himself to be a traveller rather than a tourist. His first set was given to him by his educator wife, an Olympus E510, something which he still keeps in mint condition till today.