176 views _ 08 July 2011

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.
This year it was held on 27th March 2010.

I lit this green votive for the hour that the lights were turned off this evening .
As I sat watching the melting wax , I thought the whole thing very symbolic
Green votive for Earth
Flame for the resources we are depleting .

The candle too seemed to have caught my mood and made patterns of its own !!
I discovered that my glass of drinking water was giving out multiple reflection !
The candle too melted naturally and so beautifully even on both sides .

some of the images may be cropped but otherwise are AS IS .

Nikon D90 Nikkor 18 – 105 mm
ISO : 640

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and lighting…….looks great !!

  • Thanks so much Sean …. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the lack of light in the background made the candle stand out . I guess every shot is a learning experience :)

    – Shubd

  • nikmd
    nikmdover 4 years ago

    gorgeous…..absolutely wonderful!!!!

  • Thanks nikmd …. it was very fascinating to see the candle give out so many opportunities at shots ! :)

    – Shubd

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhover 4 years ago

    very creative and beautiful..

  • Thanks so much Harmeet …. my glass of water stood by the candle and I noticed the multiple reflections in it .. I was so thrilled !!!
    I guess I had a very willing model :)

    – Shubd

  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972over 4 years ago

    really nice work and I like the story behind it too :o)

  • thank you wendywoo .. your comments are much appreciated :)

    – Shubd

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    This is so simply but so strong and beautiful at the same time. Well captured in such a low light.

  • Thanks a lot Karen . Your comments mean much to me :)

    – Shubd

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Shubha!

  • Thanks ever so much Indrani … the beautiful votive made Earth Hour into a "worth " hour for me :D

    – Shubd

  • clizzio
    clizzioover 4 years ago

    This is great! The exposure is perfect and I like the way the background is black except for the top of the candle. Instant favorite.

  • thanks ever so much Cindy . the black is all natural too !! It is a low light shot due to it being the Earth Hour moment …so the rest of the room was in total darkness but for the votive candle :)

    – Shubd

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    We don’t normally accept candles without something surround them, but I really love this one so made an exception :)

  • Thanks ever so much Kalaryder ..for your comment and the exception . Like I said to Cindy ..the black is not Photshop ed ..it is all natural due to it being a low light shot .
    Thanks again for accepting into the group :)

    – Shubd

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseover 4 years ago

    Hey congratulations on your win!!! :)

  • Thaks ever so much Indrani … now if I could just figure how to be able to reproduce that page (showing the win) on this page here !!! :(

    – Shubd

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

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