On the day of Sharad Purnima (Harvest Festival), in Mumbai, India at The Gagangiri Maharaj Temple, more than 100 thousand earthen lamps are lit. Thousands of devotees come every year to celebrate this festival. The girl in this picture was blissfully watching as her parents were lighting up the lamps. I quickly went behind the lamps to capture this view.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 18
Award Score: 68 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra | India
Photographer: Sudeep Mehta (Mumbai, India)
Born and based in Mumbai, India, Sudeep Mehta is a freelance photographer working on contractual basis. He is specialized in events, weddings and portraits, and keeps his personal interest in photojournalism. He started his career as a film editor which later turned him into a documentary and short filmmaker. He has also worked on several environmental causes. Throughout his early career life, the common interest that always stayed was his passion for photography which lead him ultimately here.