Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Incense Sticks
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The photograph is taken this year in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, India during Bengali's biggest festival Durga Pujo. While in background we see the idol of goddess Durga, a devotee in foreground lights up the incense sticks from a oil lamp - signifying the joy and delight thiat this festival kindles in hearts of millions.
Submitted: Wednesday, 19th October, 2011 16:21 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 6th October, 2011
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Notes: The picture is taken with Nikon D70s, 18-70 ED DX Nikon lens. The almost mono color of the idol helped to bring out to colors of the flame and the lamp, helping the viewers' interest to be focused on the lightening up to aroma sticks.
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