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Indian Earthern Lamp being lit with safety match

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 16 November 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This was my other entry which was NOT shortlisted in the National Photographic Competition held by the Swedish Embassy in Oct 2010.

I like this picture better and thought if at all my work would be considered, it would be this one !!

But I suppose, the other picture conveyed the strong message of "Indian Intepretation of a Swedish Innovation" - better.

At any rate, I aint complaining !!! :):)

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Very cool shot. Nice light :-)

16 Nov 2010 5:13am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

absolutely great framing.

16 Nov 2010 5:37am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot! Fire is always interesting (and sometimes tricky) to photograph

16 Nov 2010 5:38am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice job getting close to the flame!

16 Nov 2010 5:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Both good shots, Sunder. Great capture of the flame here, with very good colour balance.

16 Nov 2010 6:03am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette composition !

16 Nov 2010 6:04am

Antoine from France

Superb composition with a very nice framing. Great day Pavan.

16 Nov 2010 6:08am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle composition !

16 Nov 2010 6:20am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully composed, great light!

16 Nov 2010 6:24am

Yvon from Orleans, France

nice typical capture

16 Nov 2010 6:34am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is beautiful. Congratulations on being short listed. The two shots are very different; the other one is more formal, this one more intense and immediate. Both lovely !!! :-)

16 Nov 2010 6:38am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Lovely composition and great close up

16 Nov 2010 6:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great shot, I selected me this :) Good day.

16 Nov 2010 7:00am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Superb light and detail...

16 Nov 2010 7:03am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The light from the match is beautiful, great shot.

16 Nov 2010 7:19am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Nice, the wick makes me think of a snake coming up ^^

16 Nov 2010 7:33am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Superb light and details!

16 Nov 2010 7:41am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Really lovely...great shot Sunder!

16 Nov 2010 7:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition...Great.

16 Nov 2010 8:34am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a superb composition Sunder. Well done indeed!

16 Nov 2010 8:56am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

lovely warmth!

16 Nov 2010 9:22am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

superbe ! j'aime beaucoup la chaleur qui se dégage de cette flamme immortalisée.

16 Nov 2010 10:01am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

works well...

16 Nov 2010 10:43am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Another fine shot - I think the wider context of your previous was what swung it for you !

16 Nov 2010 11:42am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite detail...and absolutely beautiful light!

16 Nov 2010 12:52pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful details ! Nice warm tones. Have a great day Sunder :)

16 Nov 2010 12:59pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful tone and enchanting mood!:-) Fantastic capture of the light and details!

16 Nov 2010 1:17pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very warming and welcoming shot Sunder! Well done! ;-)

16 Nov 2010 1:22pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

My heartiest congratulations on the shortlisted image from yesterday, Sunder...I have, once again, had to catch up with you and I need to get over to your dad's blog too...I have been very remiss, sorry...just too much stuff going on in my life right now!! Again, congratulatiions, sir...I will think good thoughts!!

16 Nov 2010 1:28pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe image !!!

16 Nov 2010 2:35pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Petite flamme deviendra grande...
Image très douce!

16 Nov 2010 3:09pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Very nice shot

16 Nov 2010 4:07pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


16 Nov 2010 4:34pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

16 Nov 2010 5:38pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

yeaa..light of brightness ;)

16 Nov 2010 5:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Another excellent capture of a moving flame... very difficult to show it this well. Fine shot.

16 Nov 2010 5:54pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I have to be honest I agree with you, there both great shots but something about this one is more appealing

16 Nov 2010 6:03pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

You have become a master of these shots

16 Nov 2010 8:56pm

Ismael from Barcelona, Spain

Nice style! I was seeing your portfolio and is amazing, Thanks for all!

16 Nov 2010 9:20pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder
I looked at the picture in October for comparison for today. In today's image I like the natural color of the flame and the glow on the match head. The atmosphere is very much alive. The picture in October to create a warm harmonious atmosphere. Both images are excellent in color and detail. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

16 Nov 2010 9:24pm

Njord 91 from France

Belle composition

16 Nov 2010 9:31pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

You are the candle-master!

16 Nov 2010 9:31pm

Chris from Béarn, France

et voilà que ça sent bon en ne vais plus pouvoir partir. Superbe photo. Bonne soirée

16 Nov 2010 10:13pm

Anika from Iran

Superb shot! bravo!

16 Nov 2010 10:21pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


16 Nov 2010 10:22pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This image has nice details and light, but I think the other one has more cultural impact.

17 Nov 2010 12:46am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

This is an excellent capture too ! The details and focus are excellent.
Guess the brass lamp and the more exquisite setting in the previous image stole the show from this one !

17 Nov 2010 2:43am

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Really like the detailing on the lit match head. Very creative.

17 Nov 2010 2:54am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on being shortlisted. Both photos have merit on their own but I agree with Julie regarding the cultural impact.

17 Nov 2010 3:11am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great composition with great kight. Sorry it wasn't shortlisted. :-(

17 Nov 2010 3:15am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Both are wonderful shots. This is closer and more about the match and light. The other is fabulous in its colors and details of all that is around. I love both. Congrats!

17 Nov 2010 3:34am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

You make beautiful night photos!

17 Nov 2010 3:45am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Very cool, great light.

17 Nov 2010 4:30am

Sam from Chennai, India

This is a class photo indeed. The framing, and detail of match and light and shadow are great here.
Congrats !

17 Nov 2010 11:24am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful shot! Superb lighting and I like the warm tones

17 Nov 2010 11:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is lovely but, the other one is much more exotic. So, I understand their choice. Both are beautiful in any case.

18 Nov 2010 6:55pm