Two boys dressed in brown clothes carrying heavy loads of wood on their back walk down a railroad in the forest. Their faces look empty and sad. Leading lines are used in the railroad track.
A boy and his father shelter under a black umbrella in the midst of a violent monsoon. The boy is crouched down with his face in his hands; his father, clothed in a yellow turban, has his arm around him to comfort him. Another man is in the background, also under a black umbrella. The ground and sky are drab browns and greys. In this photo, we are given a glimpse into universal human emotions in places and people so different from ours. We can experience the fear of the boy and the love of the father. It is intriguing to see such familiar emotions in such a different environment. McCurry used shallow depth of field in this shot, creating a focus on the subjects. We see many diagonal lines that inject energy and tension paired with the curved lines of the umbrellas that suggest comfort and security. Rule of thirds is utilized in the background for the horizon line.