Preparing the Oil Lamp by Ravikumar Jambunathan

This is one of my favourites. This old lady was volunteering herself to prepare the oil lamp for the tourists and devotees to light them for their prayers. This is one of the old tradition being followed in Shey palace where devotees can offer their prayers by lighting the oil lamp. I was standing in the corner watching the rituals as this humble old lady approached the window to prepare the lamp.

Canon 600D with 24-105 f4L | Exposure 1/80s @ f/5.6 | ISO 4000 | Focal Length 105mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
August 19, 2020



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 13

Award Category
Portrait Photography

Photograph Location
Leh, Ladakh, India

Ravikumar Jambunathan was born in India and presently living in Singapore. He is a computer science graduate and currently working with a Bank. Ravikumar is a self-taught photographer and has a great passion towards photography. He loves travelling. He purely works in Black and White medium. To him, photography is an excellent medium of self expression and communication. He strongly believes that, a great photograph is a true piece of document where a moment is captured with time and light.

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