This is one of my favorites shots as it represent Tamil Nadu at it's best. It was taken at 11:24 noon as sun becomes burning hot and bright with vif colors in the harsh shades. The house was newly painted for Poongal as you can see left under of the pot.
She was taking a rest before putting the wood under the pot starting the fire to prepare the meal, enjoying me looking for the best angle and at the right moment she gave me her sweetest smile , proud even with her used clothes, she made the sun shine twice !
I am happy that I can share this very simple composed scene, full of warmth of an old lady with young laughing eyes.