Light in the Darkness by Jose Juniel Rivera-Negron

I took this photo one late night on my porch. I was thinking of a good photo with good composition, until got this Idea, so had a few candles around and started shooting. But while writing this story I thought on how we all sometimes face darkness in our lives. So to make it simple these candles symbolize when you are feeling down, depressed, or hopeless, you can always find happiness and joy if you only believe, believe that you can find it. Find that “Light in the Darkness”.

Nikon Z50 with 50-250mm | Exposure 1/40s @ f/5.3 | ISO 200 | Focal Length 145mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
October 18, 2020



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Artistic Photography

Photograph Location
New Jersey, the United States

Jose was born in the small tropical Island of Puerto Rico. Since a child he always had dreams, dreams to become a someone and travel the world. Then when he came to the USA, he confronted hard situations where streets, alcohol, and drugs was always there. However, after many years, one day he woke up and said “this is not for me”, so that’s when he went and completed rehabilitation. He thinks it is life that makes him to love photography, He wishes he had a camera in those crazy days to show the world how people are destroying their lives today. He wants to thank Light and Composition and its staff for letting him follow his dreams and achieve his goals and travel the world to show everyone that its possible even if you are 37 years old, is never to late for anything.

Current Location
Wildwood, New Jersey, USA



49 reviews
  1. Dianna
    Dianna says:

    This is really a good pix its hard to gt a good pix so close at night…really cool you would of never thought it was done on yr porch! And i need some good candles!

  2. Marie
    Marie says:

    Wao i got goose bumps with your explanation of that beautiful picture!! We can absolutely find the light in the darkness!! Jeep up your good work and the sky is the limit🥰


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