Diya and Rangoli, by Munish Singla

This photograph was taken at my home during the celebration of Diwali. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year, and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes with lighting the diyas, Rangoli, candles and decoration light. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil which is taken in photograph.

Diya and Rangoli, by Munish Singla

Nikon D7000 | Exposure f/1.6 @ 1/400s | Focal Length: 50mm | ISO 500
Diya and Rangoli, by Munish Singla

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 16
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Still Life Photography
Photograph Location: Punjab | India

Photographer: Munish Singla ( Los Angeles, California, USA) Registered
Munish Singla is a hobbyist photographer from California. A software engineer by profession, Munish loves to travel and meet people. He started photography few months back. Now, he believes photography to be a very powerful medium to free the imagination, and believes that ‘the sky is the limit’. He does not want to stick himself into any particular genre of photography, and wants to capture the beauty, peace, joy, pain, emotion, and madness of the world through his photographs. As self-taught photographer, he wants to continuously learn, improve and grow in this field.

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