Arts and Culture Travel Karthika Deepam festival December 13, 2012 Karthika Deepam festival | Trivandrum, Kerala, India Karthika Deepam, a Hindu festival, is essentially a festival of lights which is celebrated by lighting oil lamps in every house and temple. 19.129686 72.815331 Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Diya#India#Kerala#Thiruvananthapuram Post navigation ← The daily chores Contemplating look → 96 thoughts on “Karthika Deepam festival” Nice natural shot… Reply ↓ Love the color contrast…Nice…. Reply ↓ Nice composition. http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in Reply ↓ Un’ottima composizione! Reply ↓ It looks great! :) Reply ↓ Really nice festival picture excellent natural light ! 1/30 s ? Reply ↓ A great post, lovely composition! Reply ↓ Lovely shot Reply ↓ Une belle lumière avec ces bougies. Reply ↓ This picture is really really awesome! Reply ↓ Stunning…I especially love the way the lights make the rangoli shine on !! Reply ↓ I love the way the faces of the subjects are lit up with the light of the ‘diyas’. Superb! Reply ↓ I love pictures lit by natural diya lights without interference by electrical ones. This one is beautiful, very earthy, as if even rangoli has light of its own! Reply ↓ well composed and crispy shot, beautiful shot bro’ Reply ↓ Beautiful……as always. Reply ↓ The effect the lights create are simply to die for…amazing pic man Reply ↓ Look at that lighting. How it casts on their faces. Very intimate. Reply ↓ Great atmosphere in this image Joshi. Beautifully captured! Reply ↓ Such a warm atmosphere. Well done. Reply ↓ Nice! Reply ↓ superb! :) Reply ↓ Wonderful light and very warm photo Great work Reply ↓ We have this in Malaysia too. I think we call it “kolam” or something like that. :) Reply ↓ Awesome shot Joshi. Reply ↓ The candle light is really nice. I also like the background lighting which gives a feeling of dimention and depth. Well done. Reply ↓ Your composition and lighting-unsurpassed! Reply ↓ really nice illumination here, nice work. :) Reply ↓ Gorgeous. I love this image. The lighting is fabulous and you captured the essence of each individual in the image. Fantastic. Reply ↓ gorgeous picture! like.. :) Reply ↓ Really a good night scene , a fantastic mood , Phil Reply ↓ beautiful reflection of light on their faces —very natural —excellent Reply ↓ Great capture of that warm candlelight. The presentation is perfect. Very nice work! Reply ↓ The light in this is wonderful. Reply ↓ Such an intimate photo. Unbelievable! Reply ↓ Very beauttyful light ! Reply ↓ really amazing shot………… Reply ↓ The warm light is just beautiful! Reply ↓ Me gusta.. I like Reply ↓ I like the intimacy of this picture. Reply ↓ beautiful light in this pic … very nice ! Reply ↓ The light is super – in the foreground, of course, but also the background, where it adds depth and interest. Reply ↓ Lighting on faces superb. Thanks for sharing. Reply ↓ Fantastic shot and lighting. Reply ↓ Nice shot….. Warm yellow light…… http://debnature.blogspot.in Reply ↓ Fabulous light, Joshi. Reply ↓ Love the composition, the light and this atmosphere. Great work! Reply ↓ Great light and atmosphere :) Reply ↓ Awesome , super like. Reply ↓ I really liked what the background in the photograph does for the foreground. Reply ↓ Magical! Reply ↓ lovely Reply ↓ Love the ambiance of the candle lights. Nice exposure. Reply ↓ this one is really cool :D shows so many things.. from festival celebration to peoples faith to their strong family bond :D Reply ↓ wow!!! jus amazing … Reply ↓ The light and capture of the precise moment makes this an extraordinarily beautiful image! Reply ↓ beautiful shot… nicely covered… Reply ↓ Woops awesome man….truly beautiful http://www.coralsandcrimsons.com/2012/12/pencil-colors.html Reply ↓ beautiful capture :) :) Reply ↓ Nice and beautiful night capture. Good shot :) Reply ↓ Glorious n luminous!! Reply ↓ Very nice Joshi, one of the best pictures I have seen in recent times. Really portrays the beauty of indian customs in a wonderful light. Reply ↓ fantastic …so natural Reply ↓ wow quite a natural pic :) good shot i liked it :) Reply ↓ Festival of lights… Awesome shot :) Reply ↓ Wow.. Loved it.. it brought back memories.. Reply ↓ So nice to see boys helping their mothers..Nice picture Reply ↓ Brilliant capture. Reply ↓ Great Picture! I love the fact how you’ve shown the “diyas” lighting the dark and the people alike. Reply ↓ Mesmerizing… the glitters of joy breaking the shackles of darkness!!! :-) Reply ↓ Beautiful. Love the glow. I see that you are approaching 1 Million views, congrats in advance. Great achievement. Reply ↓ loved the effect of the two wheeler in the background Reply ↓ It gives a sense of purity… lovely shot!! Reply ↓ nice use of light in this atmosphere Reply ↓ Beautyful… you did even capture the mood of the scene really nicely. Reply ↓ Brilliant :) Reply ↓ Thank you to your photo sharing throughout the year. And I wish you a Merry Christmas with your family, full of small and simple pleasures… and beautiful photos for this new year 2013. Take care, Olivier Reply ↓ Beautiful photo once again. Reply ↓ nice scene, looks peaceful, warm and calm Reply ↓ Wow, perfect shot ! Very impressive work my friend ! All the best for you and your family for the new year 2013 ! Reply ↓ Love the atmosphere you have captured here, beautiful work. Reply ↓ Beautiful Joshi! Love the mysterious atmosphere. Reply ↓ It’s very amazing and cool. I love to take photos of lights in streets and houses. Reply ↓ The work on the light from the candles is gorgeous! NIce capture, sweet! Have a nice day. Reply ↓ Great photo!! really amazing.. Reply ↓ Perfect composition of light and shadow. Excellent work once again. Reply ↓ Wonderful moment – love the light Reply ↓ Classic Reply ↓ Lovely photo I love the light in this! Reply ↓ wow!………………………………………takes my breathe away Reply ↓ Fantastic photos Josh. India offers so much in the way of photographic opportunities. Brilliant place. Reply ↓ Amazing Shot ! Very Beautifull! Shows the culture along with festive mood of Diwali ! xD Reply ↓ Again, just the perfect use of lighting…great ambiance in this scene. And what really makes this shot special is the background lighting & activity. Reply ↓ beautiful range of values and study of the people together.. I enjoy seeing the different celebrations of light by various religions and cultures around the world. Reply ↓ May the lighting of the candles create a spark and then fire, towards a better world for all! Thanks Joshi for this deep sign of possibilities. Reply ↓ Look at that! Beautiful.. :-) Reply ↓ You have captured the dramatic interplay between contrasting light & shadow perfectly! Dramatic and emotive image :) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. 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