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Wheels of Light

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EXPLORED ON 01 MAY 2009 - # 264

“God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine”

Photography is about capturing light. Whatever kind of light it is, whatever time of day (or night) it is. So be it sunrise, broad daylight, or night time, one can find me occupied with my camera.

Night time particularly has a charm of its own, and given the right ways to capture light then, some beautiful shots can come out.

Raj here is a peddler of goods, who moved from Mumbai to Chennai. He sells toys that illuminate at night, which gets the kids all excited.

When I encountered him this night, I asked him if he would be my subject. He told me he would oblige if I bought something from him. We bought some of his stuff and he was ready to complete his part of the deal.

I set my camera on a tripod and composed him along with the mood of the beach in the background.

Setting it to a long exposure of around 14 seconds, I asked him to twirl two balls, one in each hand. I was excited with the wheels of light that got generated. His face does not show the sharpness one would want, as he surely could not be perfectly still for 14 seconds. But I am quite happy with the way the other details in the background have turned out.

Photograph © Kausthub Desikachar

Photographed with Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and Canon EF 24-150mm F4 IS USM L Lens. Set on a Tripod.

Please do not reproduce in any form without prior written consent from the copyright holder. Please contact the photographer through Flickrmail, to inquire about licensing arrangements.

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  1. Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages 71 months ago | reply

    Beautiful result of fantastical hard work. Great.

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  5. Eye of the Storm Photography 71 months ago | reply

    Spledid image!!! Great night time capture!!! Love the color's!!!

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  7. somuchlove. 68 months ago | reply

    awesome. and i love how the light hits the sand.

  8. .becca 66 months ago | reply

    rave on!

    nice photo :]

  9. Sdfriend 63 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot. The rings of light really add a feeling of playfulness to the calm mood of the beach.

  10. Mattae10 61 months ago | reply

    Nice shoot check out my work

  11. asp7yxia 53 months ago | reply


    just my two cents.. if u wanted his face to be sharp, either you could have used flash at the start of the exposure (can also fire the flash at the end of the exposure, it has some quirks in this particular setup though). that would have cast harsh shadows.

    the second option would have been to paint light on him with a torch or other portable light source. carefully maintaining the angle of the light, you can easily avoid shadows..

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