A young boy looks at the lighted diyas as a prelude to Deepavali - the Festilval of Light. Here's wishing everyone at TE, a very happy Deepavali. May all your wishes come true:)
Deepavali has been given the traditional name of Festival of Lights because of the hundreds and thousands of small oil lamps or diyas lighted by Indian households. The burning of these diyas are considered to be the lighted pathway of a person's expression of happiness and also a manner of paying respect to God, the Supreme power for attainment of health, prosperity, knowledge, financial security and peace in one's life. Deepavali is regarded to bring the supernatural joy and brightness in a person's life with the hope of discovering light amidst darkness, achieving happiness in place of ignorance and spreading of love amidst hatred and violence.
PS : I hope to be back more frequently with some images from recent visit to Bhutan:)
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indoka28 (5261) 2007-11-08 10:35
Just perfect Sabyada..!!!
Welcome back after a long time...!!! even I posted my first shot after more than a month..!!
A VERY VERY HAPPY DIPAWALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..!! perfect exposure and perfect mood you have created for this festival of lights..!!! the prodips are looking so good and the profile lighted by those light looking all the more invigorating..!!!
gohto kaal phirlaam from the mountains..!!!!
serdarakyay (550) 2007-11-08 10:38
cong. it very good shot. it is looklike dia positive shotting.. bravo. every thinks are just right about thecnic.
bostankorkulugu (42416) 2007-11-08 10:44
hey welcome back Sabya...TE wasnt the same without you... glad you are back, and you are back for good... fantastic image... looks like a birthday cake...
all the best to you
sayat (2949) 2007-11-08 11:26
Amazing shot Dear Sabyasachi, we've missed your shots! Great management of light.
Happy Deepavali to our sisters and brothers in India.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-11-08 11:26
Happy Diwali to you and your family !!!
The light ...excellent management !I wonder if each colour there has a meaning ...
Missed your photos,my dear friend
Hope to see them more often from now :)
lucasgalodoido (21906) 2007-11-08 14:21
Bom retorno ao TE, essa foto ficou bem interessante como todas, é impressionante o baixo nível de ruído da Rebel!
Parabéns e Abraço!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-11-08 14:32
Welcome back. I have not seen you for a quite long time.
Thanks for your wishes and have a VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI too.
As usual, your picture is very good with an excellent compo and superb colours. Well done.
Cormac (26565) 2007-11-08 14:36
Wonderful shot! It's always interesting to see photos taken by candle light, and this captures that special glow that only the candles can bring. The boy's face is also great, really making the shot work. Excellent work!
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-11-08 16:57
Excellent light exposure here, you have gotten a great angle on these candles, and the little amount of light showing his face. I love the colours of the candles.
Nice shot, and welcome back, looking forward to your perspective of Bhutan!
singuanti (15250) 2007-11-08 19:07
Hi Sabyasachi. Well it's great to see you back! We have missed your pictures so much on TE. This shot is so indicative of your unique style. Your composition and exposure are both perfect. Very nicely done Sabyasachi.
Wanda1 (15140) 2007-11-08 19:19
Wonderful colour and light to celebrate this time. I like the way the boys face is illuminated. Happy Diwali.
siolaw (38292) 2007-11-08 20:42
Hi Sabya,Nice to see you back!! And with a special one... Excellent use of the square format, on the Festival of lights, you controlled that light masterly... framing and compo are first class man!
kseng76 (144) 2007-11-08 20:44
O SabyaDa you are back..really missed your photos..What an exposure..simply great..awesome framing..
Shubho Dipabalir shubhechha
dhurjati (2709) 2007-11-08 21:35
Welcome Back to TE!!
A pleasant and timely gift to all of us in this auspicious occassion.Amazing play with the light here.What I find more cherishing is the last line in your note - you will be back more frequently :)
patdeph (35748) 2007-11-08 23:20
welcome back on TE!Nice to see you again !Which photo could illustrate this festival better than your's?The colours and light are just fantastic,doing a nice and strong contrast with the dark background!And this is perfectly framed with the face of the young boy in the corner.
partha (14020) 2007-11-08 23:50
I can see the dream in his eyes of the cute boy (like the dreams of his father owed at that age).Perfecty balanced shot.I like the lighting condition.
NB: Bhutan er mal pattar kothai?
Chabi bacha hoini naki?
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-11-09 0:06
Very happy Diwali to you and your family!. Excellent capture and beautiful lights of the deepaks. Good composition.
Thanks for sharing
delkoo (68) 2007-11-09 0:23
nice to see you back, nicely framed, the colors are very appealing, thanks for your wishes.
pasternak (15183) 2007-11-09 0:39
Hi Sabyasachi, nice to see you back posting, this is a beautiful picture where the connection between the two main subjects - the boy and the candles - is palpable. Happy Deepavali to you and your family.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-11-09 0:39
Ola Sabyasachi, bem vindo de volta ao TE !!!
Interessante foto gostei do olhar concentrado do rapaz nas velas coloridas , parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
faubry (35447) 2007-11-09 0:46
hello Sabya, happy see you again, a very nice image for Dipawali... superb composition with this light and children face in the corner. great image
teutza (10590) 2007-11-09 1:11
Happy Dipawali to you and the people you care!!!!
i was wondering what is happening with you..so i'm glad you are back with this beautiful sensitive image:)
i hope to see manny images from this beautiful celebration you have!!!
somak_g (497) 2007-11-09 4:16
this is beautiful. well managed lightings conditions. and wish you a very happy deepavali. looking forward to your images from bhutan.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-09 4:31
What a surprise! Im glad to you are here, again! Happy Deepavali, Dear Sabyasachi!
It's splendid, really expressive and fascinating impression. The composition is marvellous, light is perfect. Beautiful work, Very well done!
vincz (19113) 2007-11-09 5:24
Oh you are back! What a good surprise. We were missing you a lot! I cannot wait to see your images from Bhutan! Excellent one for your return for this very special day. Love the light, love the face of the boy.
carper (96) 2007-11-09 8:16
It is very nice to see you back my friend.
A fantastic photo, great atmosphere and very good playing with the light, fantastic photojob I like it, have a nice day.
prumod (8300) 2007-11-09 8:51
welcome back... after a long time... i was looking for your new posts often...
it's a nice occasion to come back... with feast of lights and colors... great...
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-09 9:48
Very engaging gaze of the boy below the brilliantly lit candles. What a cacopany of attractive colors. Exposure and composition are very ideal. Best regards, Danilo
Glint (6171) 2007-11-09 10:48
happy Dipawali. This is a magical image. The lights look like little cakes covered in a shiny, cooured icing sugar and each one a party cake. There is something special about the boy's intense look too. he is young enough to believe the magic.
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-11-09 13:40
Welcome back. This is a beautiful photo with the candle lights and their colors and the light of the candles in the face of the young boy.
vascao (192) 2007-11-09 16:20
Another masterpiece, Sabyasachi. The play of lights and shadows is perfect, as well as the boy's expression, but this island of colors, man... I want this to hang on my wall!
bantonbuju (51815) 2007-11-09 23:07
just the two of them: the man and the plate full of candles...
strongly spiritual image...
love it all the way...
riclopes (35577) 2007-11-10 1:49
Olá Sabyasachi, it's so nice to see you again, even if I was expecting more new posts from you during my absence. As expected, this is a great capture, with a perfect exposure and placement of the boy's face on the corner. Beautiful image to mark the Deepavali, that I remember so well while I was there last year.
With greetings from Lisbon,
marietom (34609) 2007-11-10 2:06
Contente que tu sois revenue, avec tes belles images qui me font rêver !
Superbe composition pour celle-ci, avec une bonne maîtrise des lumières.
UnTrained (0) 2007-11-10 4:26
what a luck to see a new one from you. I like your wonderful feeling for exposure which is here very good visible. And also a pleasant choice of the format with a nice composition. Well done.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ksvijayb (385) 2007-11-10 6:16
An Amazing shot to celebrate the festival. Thanks for sharing....
aralda (1240) 2007-11-10 6:16
What a nice religious holiday! Great photo, too! Nice idea to have that boy looking at the diyas.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-10 7:39
welcome back :) is long long time we don't see a post frm you dear Sabyasachi :)
but now you back ...and with a beautiful shot like always.
happy Deepavali ...and may your wish come true also :)
hope see more shots soon :)
jhm (150760) 2007-11-10 7:50
Welcome back after a very great period of absence.
Excellent light exposure here, the different colours care for a very nice and attractive picture.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
Faros (12) 2007-11-10 8:16
Wonderful colours, I like the look of concentration of the little boy,
Angshu (56750) 2007-11-10 20:05
Pleasantly surprised! Beautiful rendition of Diwali with the colourful Diyas. Exposure job is top notch as the little boy looks curiously from the shade.
sayan (2617) 2007-11-11 1:35
Hello Sabyasachi da,
Ohhh... at last some post from you after a prolonged silence! What happened? Hope to see more posts from you frequently!
This is a nice one to start with. So nice colors and your pov is once again spot on!
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-11-11 9:07
Hi Sabya, welcome back!! :))
a pleasure to have you again here!
the image is a beauty...with the coloured candles and a fantastic light...
I hope to see you again soon..
sothy81 (9590) 2007-11-11 9:49
Welcome back. This is a beautiful image with nice candle light. The face of the boy placed there gives us a sense of deep thought. Well done. Sothy
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-11-11 12:16
It's good to see you back!!
This a great example of using well the exposure giving the photo this outstanding atmosphere. The focused look of the boy staring at the candles was well caught and makes the photo IMO.
Waiting for more posts from you!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-11-11 17:17
Glad to see you back.
Thanks for your Deepavali greeting thru this beautiul photo.
axiotea (21651) 2007-11-11 19:34
Welcome back after long time!!
I love the way the boy is positioned in the left top corner and especially his fascinated expression in front of the blinking diyas. Beautiful colors and great exposure too!
All the best
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-11-12 0:58
Welcome Sabyasachi !
Great picture with nice POV and light well managed.
Thanks for your wishes and have a VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI too
amazon (12112) 2007-11-12 1:16
merhaba Sabyasachi ,
very soft light and beautiful colours,
photographer123 (6246) 2007-11-12 3:46
welcome back again with nice shot..HAPPY DIWALI...BEST WISHES...SUBIR
Partha_c (2029) 2007-11-12 6:38
Happy Diwali Sabyasachi though belated. But the shot with perfect 10 with a more perfect narration is really incredible. Happy to see you after a long time. Regards.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-11-12 9:12
Hi, my friend!
It is very interesting and very good photo. You are big photographer. Nice colours and good light. I like your oryginal composition.
Graal (102448) 2007-11-13 0:39
an interesting scene, good idea on composition and realization.Good informations. Well quality of photo. I like it.
jaywalker (16101) 2007-11-14 9:59
Hi Sabyasachi, The light is perfect & beautiful colours, you have composed this photo so well it is just amazing, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
berek (49260) 2007-11-14 11:31
great light and composition my friend. well come back. greetings from Istanbul.
pablominto (53746) 2007-11-14 23:15
A lovely composition, with the strong invisible diagonal!
Warm attractiuve colours and fine details, good symbolism to celebrate the festival of light!
keribar (43841) 2007-11-15 21:18
And many thanks for another prize winner. The light is stunning and the position of the boy in the upper right corner is the best one can imagine. Perhaps you have erased what was around the plate with the candles because I see only black, and the plate seems to be floating. Good job as usual !
Happy Deepavali - Izzet
ChrisJ (111602) 2007-11-17 0:31
A simple, but elegantly effective composition, with the dark bfg appearing to accentuate the colours. Good available light, on the boy's face at right. Tfs!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-11-17 14:52
Perfect capture of these candles and this profile in a dark. Great proportions and light.
danyy (0) 2007-11-18 15:17
une photo certainement pas facile à réussir, mais elle est réussie, pas de grosse surexposition en ce qui concerne les flammes des bougies et elles éclairent juste le visage de cet enfant comme il se doit.
Cadrage rapproché efficace.
Stepan (27210) 2007-11-19 12:05
Perfect light management to have a strong and stunning nightshot. And the mood is excellent, with the kid's face in the darkness. Beautiful.
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-21 16:57
Ficou bem interessante esta foto. Gosto do rosto do menino iluminado pelas luzes das velas. Bonitas cores, ótimo resultado.
dcawker (5717) 2007-11-22 6:29
Beautiful framing and light here.. Really excellent shot! Regards, Doug
jasmis (57946) 2007-12-06 6:20
Superb idea and amazing result. The light of the candles is incredible here.
crckt (7218) 2007-12-09 9:29
What a powerful shot! What I admired most in this shot is the control on exposure, to me this was just perfect. Excellent colors as well.
Benedict (7076) 2007-12-25 8:32
colorful and bright. this might also mean celebrating christmas the Bhutan way.
ps. is this different from the DIWALI my indian colleagues are celebrating here every year as well?
kmarscher (2887) 2008-06-17 17:52
Your vision in taking this photo is remarkable. There is so much drama created by the dark vs light and the colorful candles and the silhouetted face. Stunning. Thanks for the hearfelt note of promise.
patelgm (117) 2009-06-05 11:10
This is fantastic dear. Colours of Diyas create divine ambiance of the Diwali festival.
arpitaroyagasty (75) 2010-06-04 3:38
Really very happy diwali snap...colourful..gordious.
gmg (4202) 2010-12-06 11:33
What a beautiful image! Perfect composition and light management, but , most of all, it's a picture full of feelings and meanings!
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2010-12-06 19:25
So good to revisit your colourful album. This image of the lights of Deepavali has new meaning to me now. I recently visited Kathmandu during this exciting festival. It was wonderful to see so much light and colour and people clearly enjoying the festivities so very much. The fire crackers were quite surprising, sometimes being let off without warning on the street next to me! Your image encompasses in one frame the joy and wonder of this fun festival. The perfect separation between black and light and the illuminated face is spectacular. All the best, I wish that you had a happy Deepavali!
kordinator (20459) 2010-12-12 3:53
Wonderful composition from India.
Beautiful presentation of the festival of light.
I'm not much to describe and praise the work, he immediately goes to my favorites and it says it all.
Great photo accompanied a wonderful text.
juliettecorvett (1185) 2012-04-24 6:41
wonderful capture, very good light management! have been to india three times now but never experienced deepavali. hope i will some time soon :)
all the best,
- Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) (19779)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-08
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony
- Camera: CANON EOS 400D, Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EF-S USM EOS Digital, 58mm UV filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2007-11-08 10:21
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