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Copyright: Ali Raza (MARINER) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 512 W: 70 N: 934] (3533)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-26
Categories: Event
Camera: Sanyo Xacti C4
Exposure: f/5.2
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): THROUGH THE TAXI WINDOW [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-16 2:51
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Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* HELLO TL MEMBERS *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*



First of all, I would like to say that I dedicate this shot to our friend Siddharta who is a good photographer and bring to us the colorful Indian culture and traditions through his pictures.

Well, I was quite lucky to have the second trip to Singapore as I had left only two more days for the visa to expire. Our ship berthed there in the port. I got taxi and went to Mustafa Center, a shopping mall. In my way I found the roads well decorated as the Deepavali was to come ahead on 5th of November. While sitting in the car I took this shot behind the front car window.

Diwali or Dīpāvali (Sanskrit: दीपावली,Nepali: दिपावली, Hindi: दिवाली, Marathi: दिवाळी, Kannada: ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, Konkani: धाकली दिवाळी, Tamil: தீபாவளி, Telugu: దీపావళి, Urdu: دیوالی, Oriya: ଦୀପାବଳୀ) is a significant 5-day festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism occurring between mid October and mid November. It is also popularly known as the Festival of Lights. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore and Fiji.

The word दीपावली (Dipavali) literally translates as a row of lamps in Sanskrit. It is traditional for adherents of Diwali-celebrating faiths to light small clay lamps (or Deep in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil within an individual. During Diwali, many wear new clothes and share sweets/snacks with each other. Some Indian business communities start their financial year by opening new account books on the first day of Diwali for good luck the following year.

In Hinduism, Diwali marks the return of Lord Raama to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating Ravana (the demon king) - the ruler of Lanka in the epic story of Ramayana. It also celebrates the slaying of the demon king Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Both signify the victory of good over evil. In Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of moksa by Mahavira in 527 BC.[2][3] . In Sikhism, Diwali commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 52 other Hindu kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir. He was welcomed by the people who lit candles and divas to celebrate his return, which is why Sikhs also refer to Diwali also as Bandi Chhorh Divas meaning "the day of release of detainees".

Diwali is considered to be a national festival in India and Nepal.The aesthetic aspect of the festival is enjoyed around the world regardless of faith.

Hope you like it and welcome for any helpful idea,

Best Regards,

Fortuna, parasbhalla, werdir, mvdisco, Tanjicka, Saba, tanburi, daisydaisy, hay_kes, walk33a, sidhubaba, chendis, harpya, HienVy has marked this note useful
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Hello dear Ali,

What a colorful and beautiful shot!
Excellent POV, perfect lighting, contrast and sharpness.
The note is very useful as always.
Congratulations and TFS
Have a nice day!

Bonjour Ali

Jolie vue de la ville avec de magnifiques couleurs et détails charmants.
Merci du partage

Namastay Raza ji,

A beautiful capture from "Little India", and subsequently a great gift to our Indian friend, Siddharta!

Nice colors, perfect POV and well done sharpness. There are certain marks in the central part of the picture, looks like some kind of brush being used in PP tools. Overall, a nice work.
Well done!

best regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-16 4:39]

Hi Ali,
Beautiful street decorations of 'little India' depicting oriental atmosphere!
A very sharp capture against a blue sky and among modern architecture. Nice green trees as base to the presentation.
A very neat and colorful presentation.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-02-16 5:26]

Hello Ali! Good capture of this festive ambiance, sharp and well exposed image and a good note! Thanks my friend!


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-16 5:43]

Hi Ali,

Thank you for bringing us this beautiful scene celebrating Deepavali. This turned out very well considering that it was taken through a taxi window. Your crop (or framing) has avoided the hustle bustle from the street below. It might be a good idea to clone out the woman's head to the right, but it isn't too noticable.

Best regards,

Hi Ali,
Very nice caught of view and details,
Excellent POV./DOF. well presented and composed with great colors and light,
very well done.

Hello Ali,

Excellent photo of this beautiful decorated street.
Excellent sharpness, light and lovely colors.
Wonderful gift for our dear friend Siddhartha.

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-16 9:06]

Hello Ali :)

The miraculous decoration of street in pretty colours and the light!
Beauty composition and pretty realization.
I congratulate fantastic effect!

With best wishes.


Hello Ali Raza,
Well balanced composition and nice colors of ornaments of city. Brillant colors and nice color spectrum
Selahattin E

Merhaba Ali Raza Jan,
Very beautiful and colorful postcard indeed.Good POV, colours and nice frame.TFS.


Well it's about time you posted again! I've been waiting here at my computer for you to post again. Wheeewwww, now I can go take a shower. :)

Wow, I can't believe that you took this from inside the Taxi. Very nice colors! This is the first photo that I've seen from Singapore.

Thank you for sharing this with us, and I'm glad to see you post again!


Hello Ali,

Good shot from Singapore and a nice gift for Siddharta. Nice details, DOF and vivid colors.

TFS, have a nice day,
Mushtaq Hussain

Hello Ali,

Thank you so much for this one. Great idea. Great contrast of the decorations against the urban backdrop. I don't know what to say. Your note is perfect, thanks for taking all the trouble too. And the dedication in the note nicely reflects the light celebration. Wow. Thanks.


Hi Ali.
Very colorful image and interesting atmosphere captured in yours picture.'
Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

hi Ali

great gift for your friend
the light is well managed
the depth is good as well the focus and details
vivid colors and well cropped
Informative note !
Have a great time!

Hello Ali! Interesting topic, very interesting information. Good long perspective. Fine details. Good capture. Perfect sharpness. Well done!

Ciao Ali

Here in Brazil, we have the little Japan
in São Paulo!
With details like this that you submit
of your little India.
Splendid picture contrast, also soft
lines that create a pleasant atmosphere.
Very well composition and good presentation.


Hi Ali
Thanks for sharing the "little India" in singapore with us.
The bowl with incense on a lotus is very nice in the center of the immage.
Very good POV.

Hi dear Ali,
Nice decoration for this holiday Deepavali and find out a lot of notes.
He did well to share with us the experience,
Excellent sharpness, light and lovely colors.
Best regards

Hi Ali,
I like this image portraying the Diwali festival.Well exposed with good depth and focus.Thanx for the interesting note.My pilot photo was taken from the bay in Richards Bay where I live.

Ciao Ali, beautiful composition with fantastic decorations, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • aly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 42 W: 0 N: 23] (305)
  • [2010-04-09 20:36]

chakarhaaaaaaaaaaa akh....

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