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Votive candles

Votive candles

Taken at the St-Joseph Oratory in Montreal.



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Registered: February 2004
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Date: Mon May 10, 2004
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Interesting shot, but I'm just wondering whether or not you could have taken it from a different angle to exclude the distracting door in the background (with the white light above it). I also can't quite make out what the man is doing in the foreground. Is he lighting the candles?
#1 Mon May 10, 2004 1:46pm

Yes he is lighting candles and no there was no other way to eliminate the door other than using a step ladder. I have a feeling that it might have been frowned upon since the area was swarming with pilgrims. Tripods weren't allowed either. I was hoping that having somebody there would alleviate that problem and give some emotion to the scene.
#2 Mon May 10, 2004 5:03pm

It makes it a better picture that you didn't use a tripod (and no flash I'm assuming). I like the figure in the picture and it does add to the picture. This is still a good shot...
#3 Mon May 10, 2004 10:44pm

Super! I actually like the triangle frame the door creates for the man's head, but there is something distracting about how pronounced it is. Maybe more DOF.
#4 Mon May 10, 2004 10:58pm

There is a narrative here, especially with the black that covers the candles, he is trying to light those candles but they seem to keep going out. Hmmmm.... I like the story this image tells...Great Job!
#5 Wed May 12, 2004 7:01am

#6 Wed May 12, 2004 11:10am

depth of field - DOF
#7 Wed May 12, 2004 2:26pm

Impossible to improve under such low light conditions, I'm lucky enough it ended up moderately sharp. ;-)
#8 Wed May 12, 2004 3:39pm

Ignore the depth of field remark, if anything you need less depth of field to throw out of focus that troublesome door sign. Its an excellent picture, apart from that white light, especially considering the flickering candles and the difficult conditions.
#9 Wed May 12, 2004 6:23pm

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