Prasad Indulkar  


Kids Swimming by Prasad Indulkar

November 2020 - Kids Swimming

About the Image(s)


Image for this month is one i clicked during one of my travels to western India. This is a regular scene in most of the villages in India in the monsoons, Any Village which has waterbody ,it is the favourite place for kids to cool off the heat and enjoy a good swim and play in water with friends.

In this image they are swimming in a small Dam which locals have built to stop and store water for the months post Monsoon.

When i clicked this image the sun was behind the kids . My Settings for camera were
Canon 7D MK II + Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX @ 11mm
Shutter 1/80 , f/13, ISO 100


13 comments posted




Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
A perfectly balanced image with 3 layers. The swimmer in the foreground creates a visual diagonal line with the boys in the centre. Brilliant!   Posted: 11/10/2020 01:17:59
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks a lot Ruth.   Posted: 11/10/2020 07:36:10



Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
This is indeed an interesting shot. I like the overall composition, and the clouds in the background. But I think it could be further enhanced by increasing the brightness just slightly and perhaps cropping it to focus more on the boys on the dam and the swimmer.   Posted: 11/10/2020 12:49:03
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks Gregory , I will definately try your suggestions. I have one more version of this click . I will attach it here for your comments.   Posted: 11/10/2020 21:02:13
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Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
I definitely like how you cropped this version of the image. The boys on the wall are now silhouetted against an ominous sky which I find to be more appealing. Also, the image in black and white tends to provide a more dramatic effect!

One more thing. I think that if the brightness on this version was slightly increased, it would be absolutely perfect!

Thanks for sharing these two awesome photos!

  Posted: 11/11/2020 15:38:47
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks a lot Gregory. Appreciate the comments
  Posted: 11/11/2020 21:34:57



Kathleen Colligan
Very cool photo that tells a story. I wonder if that one is the water was the bravest to jump in the water first? Taking it at the angle so you are below the kids makes it very interesting .   Posted: 11/11/2020 05:10:54
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks a lot Kathleen, The kids on the right jumped the first after this click. But they all were jumping in turns and again climbing up for next jump. It was their way of playing . few also tried somersaults , it was truly a very vivid and lively scene , there were few adults who were washing their vehicles such as Bikes , 3 wheelers etc , One kid washing his bicycle and these kids playing and swimming . I actually drove past this scene since my car was in speed and i was in hurry to reach home. But when my mind processed what eyes saw , I turned my car around to this spot , parked it and spent almost 30 odd minutes making a lot of shots . This was candid one , later when the kids spotted me with camera they started doing all thier tricks for me . I can now say it was worth the time spent.   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:40:27
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks a lot Kathleen, The kids on the right jumped the first after this click. But they all were jumping in turns and again climbing up for next jump. It was their way of playing . few also tried somersaults , it was truly a very vivid and lively scene , there were few adults who were washing their vehicles such as Bikes , 3 wheelers etc , One kid washing his bicycle and these kids playing and swimming . I actually drove past this scene since my car was in speed and i was in hurry to reach home. But when my mind processed what eyes saw , I turned my car around to this spot , parked it and spent almost 30 odd minutes making a lot of shots . This was candid one , later when the kids spotted me with camera they started doing all thier tricks for me . I can now say it was worth the time spent.   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:48:33



Laurie McShane
I think that the sky is interesting, but I too like it cropped a little lower. I love how the boys stand out so well on the ledge, but if the boys on the outer edges could be lightened up a little it would be helpful. Very interesting image!   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:39:56
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Thanks a lot Laurie, I shall rework on the image to brighten the kids around the edges.
  Posted: 11/11/2020 21:36:21



Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Prasad - I find the picture nearly perfect. The boy in the water, the silhouettes, the stormy sky. For me, this is a fantastic shot, exactly what National Geographic would want. It tells a story. Keep doing this.
  Posted: 11/11/2020 19:47:27
Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Wow Andrew thats a huge compliment , Thanks a lot . This motivates me a lot .   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:35:25



 

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