Light Means Happiness, by Anjan Patra

In North India, one of the popular festival is Karwa Chauth, which is celebrated by all married women for their husband’s safety and longevity. In this festival woman breaks whole day fast and offers prayer to moon with their diya (oil lamp). Once their prayers were done they left and I rushed towards the ground to capture light which was coming from the diyas (oil lamps) that they kept over there. But to my surprise, I was not alone. There were street children who reached in the lonely ground before me and started to play with the brightness as they don’t had anything else to play. The brightness reflected their joyful expression and innocence which I stored it forever.

Light Means Happiness, by Anjan Patra

Canon 60D with 18-135mm | Exposure 1/50sec @ f/5 | ISO 6400 | Focal Length 60mm
Light Means Happiness, by Anjan Patra

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 01
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: New Delhi, India

Photographer: Anjan Patra Registered
Anjan Patra started his career as an Architect in a leading Architecture Company in New Delhi, India. His passion for traveling enables him to document people, cultures and traditions, unveiling rare glimpse at humanity’s hidden stories. He has been practicing photography with creativity for past 7 years. Now he is in wedding photography sector of India, successfully working with a creative team.

Current Location: New Delhi, India
Online Gallery: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/489670/#/photos/

1 review
  1. Paromita Biswas
    Paromita Biswas says:

    This pic has touched the heart of many which has a meaning along with its own magic of light and shed

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