Celebration, by Sahil Lodha

Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus.The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colours. Mathura & Vrindavan are known as the epicentre’s of the grand holi celebrations. A scene captured during the holi celebrations at Mathura city,India.

Celebration, by Sahil Lodha

Nikon D40 | Focal length 18mm | Exposure f/8 @ 1/40 sec | ISO 200
Celebration, by Sahil Lodha

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 14
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Mathura | India

Photographer: Sahil Lodha (Mumbai City, India) Registered
Presently, a 3nd year Law Student, Sahil developed an interest in photography 3 years back after enrolling himself for a photography course, on instinct. During the course, he was mesmerized to see images develop in the darkroom & the joy to see his own images develop gave him tremendous creative satisfaction. After the course, he started learning under the guidance of a professional photographer during which he gained an insight into the finer aspects of photography. As time passed, he came to realize the visual possibilities & the stimulation it offered to his imagination. Since then, it has become an obsession, leading him to take a break from his academics for an entire year just to travel & explore different cultures. He has been fortunate enough to have his pictures published in various leading Indian photography magazines, a few International magazines & to exhibit them at a few Major Indian cities. He have been fortunate enough to win the first & second prize at the Prestigious Asia without Borders photography competition held at Singapore by Asian Geographic. He wishes to get a degree in photography on completion of his bachelors in law & pursue travel photography & explore Wedding,Fashion & Documentary Photography further.
Photography, for him is simply an extension of the natural impulse to explore the larger world.

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