Staff Pick No 6 – Sara Cooksley
After shooting tea pickers in the world’s highest tea plantation, we took some rest aboard our luxe houseboat for a few days, cruising the backwaters, and getting treated like kings and queens. Our trip goes beyond the normal tourist route, deeper into the backwaters for a more authentic experience.
So each morning, we’d get up early to catch the life around the waterways in soft light, fabulous chance to meet some locals and immerse yourself in their way of life. This one from Sara really encapsulates how it feels out there; the high amount of coconut in Keralan’s diet means their skin and eyes glow; they are also the most calm and welcoming people we’ve ever come across and their simplicity of life is truly something to admire.
Knocking off another great shot with her new nifty fifty, the Canon 50mm lens we recommend in the other blog post, Sara captured a great moment, lovely connection, fabulous aperture blur and colours to die for. This is right out of the camera; no retouching has been done.