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Remebering the "lost" ones

Remebering the
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-29
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/01/18 'Lost' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 14:19
Viewed: 1303
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This is my contribution to Friday's theme: "Lost". Thanks a lot Fiona for proposing this theme with such great diversity of possibilities one can go for!

I took this shot inside the famous cathedral of Mainz. I was concerned with the way the dear- or near-ones of the "lost" souls were lightened candles in their tribute. I don't know whether I could capture the exposure nicely but main aspect of taking this picture was to capture the feelings and emotion I saw at that moment. The atmosphere was peaceful and it was pin-drop silence in the cathedral.

It was dark inside and lot of candled were burning in one corner of this huge cathedral.

Hope you like the shot.

Kind regards,



ISO=800, Focal length=18 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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Hi Paras,
Beautiful contrast and light with an amazing architecture of the interior of the famous cathedral of Mainz.
A sharp and clear presentation.
Nicely taken and done with great perpective...

Hi Baras,impressive image with wonderful tones to set the mood.Great contribution,best wishes,Otto.

Ola paras
A touchfull composition with good sharpness and emotion. A good choice to the theme.
Have a good WE
um abraço

Dramatic entry Paras.
Great shot. Composition exemplary and lighting prodigious.

Hi Paras,

It is a good idea to use the aspect of the lost of a love one. The length of the alley is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is shgowing the action of the persons parying inside the church. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Paras
This is a beautiful photo for this week's theme
Remember loved ones lost..it is a beautiful thought.
very touchfull...TFS
Good WE,Robert :-)

This reminds us that there are so many meanings to the word "lost". Beautiful stonework and lovely contrast between the cold stonework and warm glowing candles. Nice contribution t theme

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2013-01-18 22:16]

Hi Paras,
A nice capture in low light, the DX or FX is so confusing that one have to calculate these so here the focal length as the camera is DX that makes 18x1.5=27mm that 18mm is much wide. You moved from f/3.5 to 4.5 one step ahead but the shutter speed much helped and luckily you subject was not moving, well shot and TFS.

Ciao Paras, great view of fantastic interior, beautiful perspective, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-19 0:02]

Hi Paras,
Good use of available lighting. At ISO800 you managed to produce such a neat presentation. Nicely composed and from the perfect POV. Good natural colors.
Enjoy your WE.

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-19 0:09]

Hi Paras.

Yes, time to reflect and remember those lost, a perfect addition to the friday theme.

I like the way you chose the area of candle as an extra source of light, the height of the cathedral and structures are clearly visible.
Have a good weekend

stv ;o))

I like your contribution to this weeks theme Paras, it carries a strong message. Your image shows the impressive height and space of this vast cathedral well and the lighting is well managed here. I presume you were hand holding your camera (as often tripods are not allowed) but the detail is sharp, except for the flames of the candles but I think the movement there is effective. I love how the light from these candles illuminates the carving above.


un Eglise minimaliste mais très fort.
ta composition est très efficace.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2013-01-19 6:15]

Hi Paras
Excellent idea to the theme.
The light and the atmosphere are perfectly balanced, and the composition excellent with the ancient columns of stone adding an idea of strength and eternity.
Regards, mb

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-19 9:28]


A very peaceful image of the Mainz Cathedral interior. The amber of the candle light beautifully contrasts with the blue/grey of the rest of the interior. Excellent sharpness and detail in the low light image, a very very done composition worthy of the Friday theme.


Hi Paras

Beautiful perspective splendid light,
Excellent clarity and wonderful colors.
Well done


Hi Paras...very nice shot. Excellent light and tones with perfect focus and exposure. Nice work.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2013-01-30 13:58]

hi Paras,
beautiful shot.Perfect light and depth.Impressive mood..Well taken.Well presented.TFS.Necla.

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