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Wine By Candle Light

Wine By Candle Light

Photograph taken by candle light only. I am working on creating images with very low lighting conditions, trying to capture the soft feel and look. of candle light.

Tech : Speed 2.0 F/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 6.3mm
equipment : ND4 Filter


Simon K

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Registered: March 2011
Location: m
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Date: Sat May 14, 2011
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angela taylor
I like the light,and what youre trying to do. Angela
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#1 Sat May 14, 2011 6:38am

Simon K
Hi Anglea
thanks for your feed back Smile
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#2 Sat May 14, 2011 7:14am

Beautiful Simon love the lighting.james
#3 Sat May 14, 2011 7:37am

I have to agree with angela . this is a great photo like your lighting affect .

#4 Sat May 14, 2011 11:31am

Simon K
Hi James and Usntm1ret
thank you both for your encouraging feed back, I am really enjoying photographing candle light, and other objects in very low light conditions.
The Contemplation of Beauty causes the Soul to Grow Wings
#5 Sat May 14, 2011 3:34pm

This is a very fine photo. And, I think it is a gallant effort. I think it deserves a 10 rating and that is what I gave it. The thing I have learned in my short time doing digital photography is in learning there are no mistakes; instead, only discoveries. Thank you for sharing your adventure of discovery.

I would like to make this observation. Seems to me that your reliance on the 2 second exposure creates a challenge when photographing flame on a candle. Your photograph seems to display a dual like image of the flame with a slight aura affect. Maybe these characteristics are what you wanted to achieve. If so, you succeeded marvelously. However, if you were trying to capture that perfectly sharp and clear image of the flame without the aura affect it did not happen. If that is what you were trying to achieve then I would like to offer two suggestions. In the best of circumstances a flame will flicker. The slightest air movement will cause this. One way to reduce air movement is to shoot in a narrowly confined area which you can build as a stage or narrow box. Another way would be to shoot the flame behind a glass bezel. A better quality bezel will produce a clear image through the glass, and will substantially reduce the affect of air movement on the flame. Thus you can obtain a sharp image of the flame on a long exposure.

Best of luck. My Best. And, good photography.
#6 Sun May 15, 2011 3:44am

Simon K
Hi Bob thanks for taking time to write, I always enjoy reading your comments.
Thanks for the helpful tips, as they would be good to experiment with.

I took this with a single long exposure, as the candle flickered it gave a dual effect, which to me gave a connivance of movement, (life) and I like the slight halo effect as that si what I most often see myself when looking at a flame. I try and capture what I see, and convey a feeling or mood through the light. So wasn't after the perfect still flame. Which as you rightly point out would be next to impossible with a long exposure where a breeze can move the flame.

I have a few of my other "experiments" of candle light over on my blog.

Glad you liked this Picture Bob, I also included the Tech stuff just for your good self. thanks for the top rating to Smile
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#7 Sun May 15, 2011 8:53am

Just to let you know I cane back to follow up and read your return remarks. Thank you.
#8 Sun May 15, 2011 6:37pm

Simon K
Hi Bob, your welcome. Your also welcome to leave your thoughts on my blog ( hyper link in reply above), they are all different subjects, and moods with candle light in them. I did not wish to load up to many here at once. my two personal favorites are of a snail crossing leaves, and the Tercota pots.
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#9 Sun May 15, 2011 6:47pm

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