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Lohri (Indian festival) Bonfire

Lohri (Indian festival) Bonfire
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Copyright: Kulpreet Nanda (Kpamu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 12 N: 23] (302)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-13
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel 400D XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Indian Wedding, fires, Sikhs & sikhism [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 19:10
Viewed: 4076
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jan 13th is celebrated as Lohri festival in Northern India. Lohri is Punjabis' celebration of the winter solstice. Instead of celebrating Lohri on the day of the winter solstice, Punjabis celebrate it on the last day of the month during which winter solstice takes place, Paush. People believe the Lohri night is meant to be the longest night of the year and on the day after Lohri, day light is meant to increase. Punjabi farmers also see the day after Lohri as the financial new year. For new-borns and newly weds, this festival is considered auspicious!

Peanuts, popcorn and other food items are also thrown into the fire as an offering to the God of Fire, Agni.

This is a picture from my son's first Lohri Bonfire at my place.

More information about Lohri - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohri

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Hello Kulpreet

I think that with this photo you'll have to double your totalpoints here on TL

THe photo is tack sharp, learning about our world, and very colourfull, technically very well done.

Love it



Bonjour Kulpreet

Très jolie photo de ce feu mignature!!
Belle définition!

Hello Kulpreet!

This is a very interesting photo. I would imagine that it would be difficult to photograph fire. I haven't done one like this before, but it looks very good to me. Very nicely composed, and I like the peanuts too!


Hi Kulpreet
It seems Lohri in Illinois is as good as the one in Sher-e-Punjab in Mumbai. A very well taken shot - the peanuts are a good touch. You can almost feel the heat of the flames.
Best wishes to Oankar on his first Lohri :))


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-02-08 19:49]

Hi Kulpreet,
This is a great shot. I don't think it is easy to get a good exposure of fire and this one is pretty good. The colors are true and I like the simple frame.

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