A Life Extinguished
So I seem to have an obsession with fire and smoke lately, which isn't surprising because it's fascinated me since I was young. I like working with it because I get a little bit better at photographing it each time. Plus, I had leftover candles from this weekend and I'm not one for wasting props. This was insanely difficult to shoot, especially without a remote. I tested the hot wax out on the back of my hand before I let it run down my face to see how bad it would burn. The only time it really stung was right at the beginning, but once a few layers built up it wasn't bad at all. I did, however, learn a quick lesson about closing my mouth around the base of the candle after it went in my mouth a couple times. I'm not sure this will be my 52 weeks, just depends on how the rest of the week goes.
I will have to say that having noise problems with my camera has taught me how to get rid of it really well. I guess all clouds have a silver lining. I can't wait until I get a Mark II so that noise will be a thing of the past.
Strobist: One strobe through 20inch white umbrella onto background at 1/2 power. One strobe onto ceiling above me for fill at 3/4 power. Triggered via cactus V4.