Into the Wide

Challenge #2 in the Jaysen dog-foods challenges series. Hosted by Jaysen Marais.
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How creative can you get with the wide angle lens? Show us what you can do with lens sporting an effective focal length of 35mm or less. Remember to tell us what lens you've used (no fibbing) and on what body. Compact and SLR entries are welcome, but make sure the lens used has an acceptable focal length (check our Camera Database if you're not sure). Oh, and no borders! Good luck.
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dance of the deity!
by sgseth
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One important feature during one the major festivals (called utsavam) in oldest Sri vaishnava hindu temples in south india is "pathi ulathal" - i.e., taking the lord around on the shoulders. The final part of pathi ulathal is the "oyyali" where the lord dances to the nadaswaram (the world's loudest non-brass acoustic instrument) musical notes with great charm and beauty. The devotees carry the lord in the shoulder & dance / swing in sync with the played by the nadaswara musician and show the be
Submitted: Tuesday, 27th January, 2009 03:30 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 20th July, 2008
Focal length: 12 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 640
Notes: tilt corrected & converted to b&w.
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