Deepawali at Krishna Mandir (The Temple of Lord Krishna)

Posted by: Abishesh

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The photo blog – “Revealing Patan through Viewfinder” by Rina Maharjan previously here in Everest Uncensored is a good idea for revealing many such world famous heritages of Nepal. Publishing series of Photo blogs to promote such heritages, cultures and traditions would be a nice feature for EU viewers. I believe, this will certainly help to raise some awareness in preserving them for our future generations.

And with such motive, I would like to post few other pictures of the “Deepawali” event that took place later that evening at the Patan Krishan Mandir. This event was organized by Lalitpur Constructors’ Association.

Equipments used:

Nikon D80
AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor
(The pictures were shot in RAW format and later converted to JPEG using Picasa 3)

1. Twilight hours at Patan Durbar Square

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Focal Length: 16 mm (resized and cropped)
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/4 sec.
ISO Speed: 800

2. Lighting oil lamps…Deepawali Begins

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Focal Length: 26 mm
Aperture: F/5
Exposure Time: 1/6 sec.
ISO Speed: 800

3. Moving on to the next step

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Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/6 sec.
ISO Speed: 800

4. Krishna Mandir and the Durbar Square Complex

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Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/4 sec.
ISO Speed: 800

5. Krishna Mandir lit by oil lamps

Deepawali at Krishna Mandir (The Temple of Lord Krishna)

Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/2 sec.
ISO Speed: 800

6. Making sure all oil lamps are lit

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Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/2 sec.
ISO Speed: 1000

7. Deepawali – the row of oil lamps

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Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: F/3.5
Exposure Time: 1/6 sec.
ISO Speed: 1000

8. Oil Lamps…a closer view

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Focal Length: 50 mm
Aperture: F/4.5
Exposure Time: 1/20 sec.
ISO Speed: 500

9. Lights of Faith

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Focal Length: 70 mm
Aperture: F/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/25 sec.
ISO Speed: 1000
Previous Lights of faith at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abishesh/2361311742/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/abishesh/1093508547/

Deepawali at Krishna Mandir (The Temple of Lord Krishna) was last modified: December 20th, 2008 by Abishesh

Blog Comments

  1. Shutterbug

    Good work! Abishesh. Indeed you have an instinct for becoming a professional photographer, go for it. My favorite shot among this post is 8. Oil Lamps a closer view. Composition and concept, both are good. I wish those flames of oil lamps were undisturbed by the wind while you clicked it.

    Going closer to this picture technical side, I feel that 50mm of f-1.8 is a fast lens (perfect choice for such low light situation) but why did you go for higher ISO? And Heretic said it right, the size of pictures do injustice to its quality and to your good effort. It would be great if we can have this opportunity to cherish your creativity to full. Keep clicking and keep posting.

  2. DreamSky

    Down to 16mm and the compositions are great :)

    5. Krishna Mandir lit by oil lamps – my fav!

    btw, didu use tripod? i guess not.

  3. Heretic

    Man look at the sky and the fire in all those shots! Divine, man! Bro, you need to host full-res pics somewhere and link to them from these…these bloody low-res’s don’t do you justice.

  4. sangharsha

    nice work Abishesh.
    the silhouette in 1. (Twilight hours at Patan Durbar Square) is great.
    7. (Deepawali – the row of oil lamps) : Lovely perspective
    8. (Oil Lamps…a closer view) : Lovely shot, lovely perspective.

    would love to see your upcoming shots as well.

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