This photograph was taken during the nine-day long Sharjah Light Festival. It is the festival of light that illuminates Sharjah, bringing to life 12 popular landmarks across the city with a breathtaking display of colours, light shows and video installations. The locaotion of this shot was at Al Majaz Mosque area.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 25
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 15, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Al Majaz Mosque Area, Sharjah | The United Arab Emirates
Photographer: Joy Dasgupta (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Registered
Born in 1977 in India, graduate from Calcutta University, Joy Dasgupta works and lives in UAE for last 7 years. He is already associated with some professional photographic association for past few years. Photography is a totally different world for him, it’s so beautiful that he forget all the bad times He had in his life. Joy likes to meet new people, and wants to know how they see the world. He often looks at the photographs taken by other people and trying to learn from it. He hasn’t pursued any course that taught him photography, but in his opinion, “if you believe in yourself that you can do it, then you surely can, it’s all about how you frame it. It’s always simple to make your own perspective in both life and photography.” Joy also believes photography is a passion, which gives him immense joy and satisfaction. Learning this amazing art and using the 3rd eye is part of his life. He is inspired by some of the greatest masters of this art and wishes to absorb a droplet a day of their thought, and challenges himself to be better at his skills every new moment that arrives. Joy loves his family a lot, and likes to have them around, because of their constant support, who are always there for him no matter what they are, photography enthusiasts or not.