Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Celebrations

Diyas | Anita

We’ve switched to celebrating quieter Diwalis for a while now, and only light diyas (earthen lamps) and paper lanterns, but I do miss capturing pictures of the sparklers. 🙂

For Lens Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations, hosted by Amy this week.

Line of Lamps

Lamps | Anita
For Jenn Mishra’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

Happy Diwali!

So far, I’ve been able to enjoy the warm glow of diyas without the ear-splitting din of firecrackers. I hope the rest of this Diwali follows suit, and that all Diwalis end up like today.

Coffee shop lights

Coffee shop lights
Ceiling lamps clicked with my phone at a dimly-lit coffee shop while waiting for friends.

I also like the glowing bright cuppas showing in the background — I almost didn’t notice them since I wanted to capture the lights initially, but when I did, I decided I would post-process the picture to darken the atmosphere further to make them more visible.

Light and Shadow


A picture for the Monochrome Madness series; to view other excellent submissions, please visit Leanne Cole’s post this week.

This is one of the pictures I clicked on a boring day indoors that I decided to spruce up by experimenting with photographing the lights at home. Bright lights and low exposure do make for some art! I swear I never really liked the texture of that wall much before I processed this photograph. 🙂