I was in Melkote recently.
The time was 7pm and it was quite dark. I was at the top of the hill near the temple trying long-exposures of the landscape below.
Seeing me click pictures without flash in the dark, a perplexed passer-by approached me… with advice on photography.
“Light haakoli, kathleyalli enu baralla,” he said. [use light (flash).. else you wont get pictures in the dark]
I smiled and thanked him for his advice. He left, satisfied at the acceptance of his advice.