In recent years I’ve taken less and less Diwali photographs, probably because I choose to spend the time with my family, and seeing as we’re not Hindus, we don’t usually light up Diyas, and the area I spend the time in is not usually very well-lit. This year was not very different, with the exception that in-laws decided to light a few Diyas, especially for the children to experience it, so I got a few photos of Diyas 🙂
As soon as I had taken this one, I knew that it would be my choice for the Deck Project, it just had the right feel for me, some people think it is simple and don’t see in it what I see, but that’s the thing about photos, every person has their own reaction, so I never usually expect people to love the ones I do.
Here’s my offering from Diwali.
Canon 60D, Canon 40mm Lens | 1/60s, f /2.8, ISO 1600
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5 thoughts on “2013 Deck – Week 44”
I cannot remember the last time I took a Diwali photo. Such potential, but just couldn’t muster up the motivation. Glad not everyone is in that position.
To me this photograph represents the philosophy of lighting a candle in the darkness of the world, ie each of us is to be a light in the darkness of the world.
Its a very evocative photo Micheal.
Thanks Cynthia! Diwali is about light over darkness, and what I liked about this photo is the inclusion of the common everyday pointer-broom that every Guyanese knows 🙂
I agreed with Cynthia. 🙂