Flickr a Day 35: ‘So Much for the Smile’

Oh happy day. Today’s selection is courtesy of search “smile”. Shumona Sharna snapped the photo on March 20, 2010—and it’s popular, with more than 13,000 views. She explains about the context: “Two boys were actually going down when I called them to look at me. When I told them to smile, they showed me the most precious thing in a life—smile”.

Spontaneity is among the qualities that the best street photographers share, and what self-titled “So Much for the Smile” so strongly evokes. Shumona shot the pic in “Feri “Ghat in Chittagong”, which is in Bangladesh, using Nikon D40X and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Vitals: f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/400 sec. 30.8mm. Her hometown is Dhaka, but she lives in Chittagong, which is about 249 km to the south. She joined Flickr in February 2009.

Photo Credit: Shumona Sharna