20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fishing During the Solar Eclipse

I wasn't expecting to see the solar eclipse from Goa, during my last visit, but a friend from the same place asked me about it and caught my attention. We checked the timing of the eclipse and reached the beach about half an hour before the eclipse started. The sun was high up and the light was harsh. I wanted a human element in my frame along with the eclipsed sun, but the same image wouldn't show the details of the sun as well as the foreground and the human elements. As the sun began to set, the light became flatter and I decided to go for a low-angle shot that would have some wave action too. Luckily these fishermen were moving around in the sea and passed through the frame I had set up.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Goa, India
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Himadri Bhuyan