It was one of my dream to get a blue (1st place ) on Dpchallenge contest, which come true today. I really struggled hard to make this happen. I tried hard, sometimes got frustrated & lost hope that I can ever make this.
There is no prize for winning but the satisfaction of winning among the best photographer is priceless! That urge of winning had improved my photography knowingly & unknowingly. For winning in such contest one try to learn more, look around for subject & I too was able to update my portfolio with variety of subjects & concepts. This is important for a non-professional hobbyist since they have to take time from their non-official hours.
About the image:
Thanks to the old man for kindly allowing me to take his photograph. On one morning walk I saw him setting outside his hut & the vibrant colorful clothes attracted me. After returning home I took my camera specially for capturing him for this contest. He was a little bit shy but I was able to make him comfortable & got a winning shot.
Model: Canon Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
FocalLength: 55.0 mm
ExposureTime: 1/100 sec.
Undoubtedly his face was full of character, the face with marks of age, big mustache & beard & curious eyes along with vibrant colorful clothes everything was fascinating! I didn’t mind to take a tighter shot exploring all these details.
Update on 19/8/2009:
This image has been selected as "Photo Of The Day" on 18/8/2009 on betterphoto. My first ever experience of getting this honor & I am really happy for that.
Here is the notification from site:
Congratulations! Your image was chosen for the BetterPhoto Photo of the Day! Our daily email newsletter, Photo of the Day, showcases outstanding pictures from our monthly photo contest and goes out by email to over 26,000 people! Share this honor with your friends and family by sending them this link to view your photo: http://www.betterphoto.com/POTDarchive2.asp?ID=1795 Once again, congratulations and thank you for being part of our global community!