Diwali,or Deepawali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) is a major Indian and Nepalese festive holiday, and a significant festival in Hinduism and some of the other faiths which originated in India - Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Light," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. The festival is also celebrated by Buddhists of Nepal, particularly the Newar Buddhists.The Sanskrit word Deepavali means an array of lights that stands for victory of brightness over darkness. As the knowledge of Sanskrit diminished, the name was popularly modified to Diwali, especially in northern India. The word "Divali/Diwali" is a corruption of the Sanskrit word "Deepavali" (also transliterated as "Dipavali"). Deepa/dipa means "light of the dharma", and avali means "a continuous line". The more literal translation is "rows of clay lamps".
HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS OF TREKEARTH.
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anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-12 3:50
happy Diwali my friend....ii love this picture ,the light is magical
thank you for the note also :)
wolf38 (31296) 2007-11-12 3:51
Hello Subir. A beautiful and tendencyful photo of full esprit. Outstanding composes. Simply wonderfully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Flavia (10352) 2007-11-12 4:01
Marvelous picture. The exposure is perfect and composition including the woman's hands is very nice. Congrats.
venslens (448) 2007-11-12 4:07
i am speechless and spellbound subir.It deserves more than what it has till now(4/29)...
Perfect POV,color saturation and reflection on the mosaic is great.
Best thing about this pic is the perfect positioning of the hands, bangles and the finger rings.Brining out the indian'ness...
Great work my friend!!!
daddo (27330) 2007-11-12 4:50
Hi Subir. I do like the light glowing from this clear picture. The details are excellent and the play of light and shadows beautiful. i love the little lamps all in rows and the lady's bangles. Happy Diwali to you and yours. Klaudio.
partha (14023) 2007-11-12 4:52
Very good composition. The floor looks just brilliant.The portion of the girl included is sufficient to tell the story.
Dpbours (222) 2007-11-12 4:57
Another little jewel. The diagonal lines, the positioning of the hands, the entire composition choosen and the nice tones captured. It all comes together in a wonderful photograph, with a very informative note. Good work!!
thor68 (5586) 2007-11-12 5:13
"rows of clay lamps" - yeah, that fits very well! :-) excellent festive composition with the small lamps and the burning lights
together with just the hands of the women lighting them. i really like the magical atmosphere coming from the nice warm lighting.
best wishes & happy diwali! thor.
lundell (74) 2007-11-12 6:22
What a good photo! Thanks. The lights creates a nice pattern. The reflections from the floor and the hands makes this picture perfect.
cbrman (21675) 2007-11-12 7:07
Une très belle image pleine de magie et de couleurs !
J'aime beaucoup l'aspect rapproché de la prise de vue ! Les points lumineux que forment les flames des bougies sont superbes ici et les mains sur la gauche donne de la vie à l'image !
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-11-12 9:43
Excellent work, both technically as well as aesthitically. Just enough inclusion of human presence here.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-11-12 10:18
Happy Diwali to you also.
Fine composition.Just enough presence of human element here,excellent clarity and gorgeous colours.Like the angle and downwards view that you presented here.Wonderful.
Sekhmet73 (4189) 2007-11-12 12:36
Hi Subir, this shot has a very nice mood, maybe 'cause I love candles, but light and colors are so sweet...
cherryripe (21033) 2007-11-12 13:49
Excellent close up with such an original composition. The placement of the girls hands and the way her wrists are covered in bangles gives so much interest. In addition I like the way she is lighting one of the lamps. You've dealt with the light really well.
bantonbuju (51815) 2007-11-12 23:11
symbolic, moody, mystic...
this is a great work on light and composition...
love it to the bits...
aadilj (18102) 2007-11-13 3:55
Lovely piece here with great colours, a vibrant mood, great perspective and a perfect pov. You have managed the colours and lights well and have also captured the textures right. good composition.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-11-13 5:27
Very sharp with amazing detail. Great light and spot on with the exposure. Veyr warm colors. Great capture of this festival. Well done.
adelune (0) 2007-11-13 7:39
Very beautiful colors! Good sharpness! An a "big" ambiance! TFS this great shot Subir, alain
sagar (2410) 2007-11-13 8:10
This is a lovely shot!!!!(As they usually are)! Nice warm colors!!The arm with the bangles look very exotic!!
Belated happy Diwali!!!
Paolo (41222) 2007-11-13 8:44
Hi Subir, fantastic one! a great, great shot, with a perfect light well managed, amazing colours and high quality tto.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-11-13 11:25
One of the best images about Diwali!!!The warm tones and lights ...and the human presence there ...all together create a special atmosphere
vincz (19113) 2007-11-14 0:27
Excellent composition, perfect mastering of available light, excellent tones. i like it a lot.
prumod (8300) 2007-11-14 8:41
very interesting shot... good colors and clarity...
MarianneS (15338) 2007-11-14 9:03
I like the atmosphere created by the light of candles. If you add wonderful hands like these ones and combine them with a good photographer to make the shot at the right moment, it leads you to this wonderful photo.
I love it.
patdeph (35748) 2007-11-15 8:44
what a beautiful photo for Diwali!The light is really superb with all these little candles everywhere!I like the hands of the woman and her bangles,they give a sense to the photoColours,sharpness,light,everything is great!Superb!
Have a nice evening.
Merline (0) 2007-11-17 6:59
this is wonderful, did not see it before but it's not too late. I've seen a lot of great pics of this great festival and yours are amongst them. Great composition, fantastic light, beautiful work.
crckt (7222) 2007-11-23 11:59
Amongst all the diwal shots, this one is truly outstanding! Mindblowing work, this. 100 points from me!
smash2707 (3320) 2007-11-24 16:45
Good composition and excellent light management. Regards, Yvonne
vinu (129) 2007-11-25 9:03
happy diwali, Subir.
avene (12675) 2007-12-01 10:07
absolutely love this shot, Subir, the whole scene looks as if made of gold. and I like a lot the composition you've chosen to show the pattern of the lights and how the diagonal line formed by the reaching hands nicely overlays the diagonals of the the ligh pattenrs. perfect colours and details too, excellent shot.
noborders (1010) 2007-12-18 9:04
This is really lovely too... The profusion of little lights... and of bracelets too !
I'll add this to my theme, Bravo !
marietom (34609) 2008-01-03 8:12
Magnifique image ! Ces mains avec ces beaux bracelets, les petites flammes un peu partout, j'aime beaucoup !
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-12 2:29
Nice clarity and excellent composition!
Tabris (140) 2010-02-10 14:27
Warmth and magic of India.
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-11-11
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Sony DSC-H2
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/4 seconds
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