I was planning to post a picture with a festive feel today wishing everyone a most Happy New Year but woke up to terrible news. It's been a shocking pre-holiday weekend for people here as many have lost their loved ones in the horrifying suicide bombers explosions in Volgograd.
I took this picture in the sacred Buddha temple in Anuradhapura where I lit candles for good luck according to the local tradition. I wish it could keep everyone from sorrow and harm forever...
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carlo62 (23676) 2013-12-30 1:12
una immagine suggestiva e di grande atmosfera.
Un felice anno nuovo anche a te, che possa portare tanta salute e serenità.
rbassin (15046) 2013-12-30 1:15
c'est une belle réalisation,proprement exécutée et une bonne gestion de la profondeur.
Les flammes créent de bons effets d'ombre et lumière.
Bonne journée et bonne année 2014
Porteplume (3393) 2013-12-30 2:23
It was indeed a terrible event and I am speechless for so much misery, especially in that time of year when we should be closer to eachother...
I wanted to offer you and the victims and their family my deepest sympathy.
danos (80945) 2013-12-30 3:08
beautiful the flames from the oil lamp in the sacred Buddha temple as dedicated to the innosent victims,from these Islamic monsters,in Volgograd.Let's rest in peace.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year ahead,Danos
cornejo (25481) 2013-12-30 4:37
Hi Marina, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the eternal flame, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
mohammad_H (8128) 2013-12-30 8:35
Hello dear friend
Happy New Year
I hope the new year begins with the success and health for you and your family
lousat (68539) 2013-12-30 15:09
Hi Marina,a great tribute to the victims of Volgograd suicide bombers,i like your choice in these festive days,a memory and a prayer....Luciano.
worldcitizen (6115) 2013-12-30 16:51
I'm so sorry about the senseless violence in Russia. I will never understand this malicious behavior; there is nothing to be gained... About your photo, it's a lovely one, with the perfectly-exposed flames against the dark background. I hope it can be a symbol of light shining through the dark moments. Here's hoping for more peace and compassion in the new year...
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2013-12-30 20:35
Hi dear Marina
Nice close-up / cropping image for a flame with tatseful background. Ya I can share with wonderful atmosphere of Buddism.Simple but so impressive image indeed.
Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good new year 2014! Takero from Tokyo
Subhogen (4035) 2013-12-30 22:11
Great closeup shot of this lamp lit in a Buddhist temple.
Your photo is very symbolic and it is a great tribute to one who lost their lives.
I hope this mindless violence and killing of innocent people stops some day.
Wishing you a very Happy 2014.
COSTANTINO (47662) 2013-12-30 22:20
thanks for sharing with us this sensitive
shot dedicated to all those have lost
their loved ones in the suicide
bombers explosions in Volgograd
artistic shot in black with the
great work and many wishes from me to you
for a happy and healthy new year 2014
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-12-30 23:12
looking at this picture we can clearly feel its unique mood and spiritual sense.
Beautiful and very evocative composition!I´ve never tried to take pictures of that kind,but your approach to it is more than successful.Magnificent!
Wish You a Happy New Year!
abmdsudi (36294) 2013-12-31 6:11
A symbolic picture that says it all with your description about the sad tragedy, my deepest sympathy. Your work is a wonderful tribute .. which is great cause this way it shows lives were not in vain but cherished enough to remember them. Super thoughts, photo wise timing it right so the flame looks good rather than just a confused blur of strange brightness to achieve such a clear flame, and good compositionally. A true winner in my eyes and exceptionally good. With this simple meaningful image,
wish peace would prevail.
fanni (14250) 2013-12-31 14:34
очень хорошее фото, креативное... красивое..
хотя такое вот получилось "оформление" грустное... :( это я о примечании к фото..
in Russia it's already 2014... and here in Sweden only less than half an hour separates us from the new year..
очень хочется надеяться, что в новом году свечки будут чаще зажигать в счастливые моменты, чем в грустные!
Удачного и счастливого вам Нового Года! счастья вам и вашим дорогим людям! берегите себя и их в наше непростое время!
warm greetings from Stockholm,
mesutilgim (76734) 2014-01-01 9:10
Very well observed and captured, unfortunately to a sad and tragic occasion !
TFS and all the best for hopefully a better year !
pajaran (45488) 2014-01-01 15:00
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak sa kandilom za secanje na zrtve napada ...
Ostace upaljene svece i secanje na nastradale.
Srecna vam Nova godina i sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
A nice moment with the censer to the memory of the victims of the attack ...
Remain lighted candles and the memory of the victims .
Happy New Year and all the best in their future work and life with good health.
Miguel82 (17317) 2014-01-24 14:17
Dorogaya Marina, dobryi vetcher..
First I like the title of your picture, a famous romantic song, the light management is excellent with pleasant hues, these little candles are made with argile and oil is used as fuel, spasiba, udachi i khoroshego nastroeniya! Poka!
tatadalou (4615) 2014-01-27 11:18
An excellent exposure management that gives a delicate light. Low DOF was a good option, and focuses on the little candle.