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Holy Flame

It was "Karva Chauth" - a festival where Indian wives fast and pray for the well-being of their husbands. The lady living next door lighted this lamp under the Curry Leaves plant on our terrace (believe me Mom was furious). But to me, it was nothing more than a possible good shot - except for the red halo around the lamp. Guess couldn't help that - with a shutterspeed of 30 seconds (had to keep it open that long :-P) this was unavoidable.

Holy Flame

It was "Karva Chauth" - a festival where Indian wives fast and pray for the well-being of their husbands. The lady living next door lighted this lamp under the Curry Leaves plant on our terrace (believe me Mom was furious). But to me, it was nothing more than a possible good shot - except for the red halo around the lamp. Guess couldn't help that - with a shutterspeed of 30 seconds (had to keep it open that long :-P) this was unavoidable.

comments (4)

  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2006, 02:32
I like the halo round the light, it makes it looks mystical
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ellie - I was skeptical about the halo, but somewhere in my mind I knew there was something about the halo that made this shot better than another one where the flame of the lamp was clearer, but the light on that one was less due to the comparatively higher shutter speed.
  • tarun
  • India
  • 25 Oct 2006, 08:06
Great Pic Shot ,that was indeed a nice low light shot , i am jelous of your tripod,well great job done dude.
  • Moussa
  • Canada
  • 25 Oct 2006, 13:35
Very nice colors. I don't mind the hallo.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Moussa.
  • Manish Sinha
  • New Delhi
  • 27 Oct 2006, 12:27
Great. It reflects that you can visualise the photo before it being shot.
Thomas Mathew: Thanks Manish - I am quite surprised that most of the people who saw this pic, actually liked it, as against what I had expected when I posted it. Thanx for the inspiration.

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camera DSC-H1
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 30s
aperture f/3.2
sensitivity ISO64
focal length 7.2mm
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