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Night of Eid in Mumbai

OK, this is not a single picture. I was desperate to shoot something like this on that very night, the night of Eid-ul-fitr. (For the uninitiated, it is a very important Islamic festival that is marked by the sighting of the crescent moon with the star).

I got a couple of decent moonshots. I got the night landscapes of Mumbai but by the time I’d perfected my settings, the moon was gone. So I added two files using the most primitive of all tools, MS Paint. I have turned it into monochrome in Picasa just to hide the deficiencies.

Mumbai night Eid landscape

The Night of Eid in Mumbai by The Travelling Slacker, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


  • 2011/07/02 - 1:42 am | Permalink

    It is beautiful. And what I like more is your honest commentary of how you achieved it. That’s what makes it perfect!

  • 2011/12/07 - 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Now it got an untold beauty that speaks much! Great shots–of course superb composition :)

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