School Kids – People at Modhera series

School Kids - People at Modhera series

School Kids – People at Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

I was in Gujarat, India during December 2011 and went to visit Modhera. Modhera, literally means \”The Mound of the Dead\”. The Sun temple here was built between 1022 – 1063 AD. – there is no active service / puja there anymore since the inner sanctum has been destroyed – by various invasions and earthquakes. I spent a good four hours getting a feel of the place, enjoying the architecture, checking out the pigeons and trying to not smell the bat guano.

While I was there, a huge batch of school kids came by on a school trip. I was trying to photograph the Ramakunda or the sacred tank when they all decided to sit to pose for a photograph. I took a break to enjoy their antics. As soon as the shutter clicked on the group photo, the kids all started scrambling up. That\’s when I had to turn and take this photograph.

Did you see the bird and the mooon in the photograph as well?

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 3. I used a preset called BoonDoggle – a free preset available as a part of 14 free presets from Wonderland presets. On top of that I played around with some settings in teh basic module.

http://www.wonderlandpresets.com/free-wonderland-presets/
Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/100s at f11.0
Focal Length: 14mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 200

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