Sun at their Feet, by Abhishek Asthana

This photo was taken in Badami (Karnataka, India) as well atop the fort. Many of my friends were still near the temple and this group was moving towards exit route. I don’t really know if these guys noticed the beautiful sun set or they wanted to go down before darkness descended. However they happened to cross the sun and this seemed most opportune moment to shoot it!

Photo of the Day - February 19
Technical Info: Nikon D3000, Exposure: 1/2000 at f/6.3, ISO100, Focal Length: 200 mm
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 19
Award Score: 72 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18.5, Style 13.5, Skill 14)

Title of the photograph: Sun at their feet!
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Badami, Karnataka | India

Photographer: Abhishek Asthana (Hyderabad, India)
Abhishek Asthana is a coder by profession, which lets me make sufficient money to buy a lens once in a while and sponsor my vacations. He started photography during his school days with a small manual camera which didn’t have flash. Later he started experimenting with monochrome films, since he didn’t have scanner or much idea about editing of photos this experiment was quite limited in nature. He took photography seriously only after leaving college and got his first digital camera, an Olympus FE10 which was followed by Sony DSC H7 super zoom. His first and only DSLR is Nikon D3000 with a recently bought Sigma 18-200 mm lens. He tried hand at bird photography (with a Nikon 80-400 mm lens) and quite enjoyed it too and He thinks He does not have any particular genre that he can tag his photography with but he enjoy shooting life, people and common everyday happenings around us most. Apart from photography he likes adventure activities, trekking and volunteering. He is co-founder of, a website that lets people donate their old PCs/peripherals to charities/schools in India.


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