I captured this shot during the Annual Snake Boat Race (Vallam Kali) held near Alappuzha, Kerala, India. I was looking to capture the fervent activity, movement and determination on the faces of the rowers – the determined look that says it all: the urge to win this most prestigious race on the backwaters of Kerala.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 50D | Exposure: 1/1250sec | Aperture: f/11 | ISO: 400 | Focal Length: 161mm
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 22
Award Score: 70 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, and Skill 14)
Photographer: Kurien Koshy Yohannan (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Photography started off as a hobby for Kurien Koshy Yohannan but now it plays a major role in his life – so much so that he plans to slowly start making a living from it. Koshy believes there is so much beauty around us that can be captured; nature is full of beauty waiting for us to capture it, if we have the eye and receptiveness for it. Koshy intends to capture this beauty through his camera lens for all to enjoy and behold. Through his photography he would like people to appreciate the world we live in – the animal and plant life that coexist with us as well as the people and cultures that surround us – and hopes that it may provide a renewed enthusiasm for people to safeguard the beautiful planet that we call Home.