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Rakher Upobash

By mmz_khan    
Rakher Upobash is a Hindu religious festival. Itís also known as Kartik Brati. Devotees fast day and pray to God. They gather and sits with Prodip in front of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple. They light the prodip (lamp) after sun set.

Lokenath Brahmachari was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. He is also called Baba Lokenath. It is said that He had in-depth knowledge of all major religion.

Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple is located at Barodi, †Near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
17 Nov 2015 3:59PM
This is an amazing shot - what an occasion to be able to photograph!

I have two real suggestions.

First, in taking the shot, I think I would have tried to move to the right a little, to isolate the woman more from the figures (and bright areas) on the right. My mod clones and burns in to subdue them, but finding the optimum camera position is always best.

Second, once i'd got the very dark and mysterious scene, I would dodge and burn to make more of the tonal differences there are in there. Dodging highlights in the faces and clothes, and the fumes from the lights, definitely adds to the drama.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4308 Canada
17 Nov 2015 5:50PM
This is excellent. You used the wide lens distortion to great advantage here, and thankfully didnt correct it. It really works well, stretching her hands and fingers out in a very dramatic fashion.

I like the description too, - it nice to learn something new.

I have uploaded a mod along the lines of the suggestion by dudler; cropped a little (rotate) and get the woman dead centre; darken to upper right, enhance some of the brighter areas in the middle.

Very nice shot.


paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2015 2:26PM
Very interesting and a good result in very difficult conditions. I wonder if a little work with the dodge tool on the central character to improve highlights ight make it even better?

21 Nov 2015 1:38PM
thanks all for your comments and mod. I have few more pic from the same location. i will post soon....

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