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    the three candle salute :)
    taken for active assignment weekly - wind

    what it took.
    a dark room and candles.
    confession: tilting the candles to get the wind effect. wind was totally disagreeing to cooperate with me :(

    besjoch it Mar and jaspernoordam added this photo to their favorites.

    1. wild locks 98 months ago | reply

      wonderful symmetry... the candles are visible 1 inch down still the flame is not overexposed...nice exposure

    2. North60 98 months ago | reply

      Really nice shot. First thing I thought was how was this done without the wind/breeze flickring the candles. Very inventive and original idea. The symmetry is great and nice wax detail. Good one.

    3. dkantoro 98 months ago | reply

      wow, great shot!!!

    4. magicicada 98 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! I love the reflection of candlelight on liquid wax. I agree with wild locks on the great exposure.

    5. MattNJohnson 98 months ago | reply

      Very creative. I like that you thought "out-of-the-box" for this one. I'll have to try this techique sometime. Agreed that the exposure is just perfect.

    6. piggley 98 months ago | reply

      Lovely, I love the symmetry of the candles, and it was not neccessarily cheating by tilting as gives the impression of wind.

    7. spikeblacklab 98 months ago | reply

      I voted this "BestOfWeek" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

      I love the simplicity of the composition, the colors, and the DOF... Well done!

    8. WestCoast Frog 98 months ago | reply

      Love the isolation and darkness. Brilliant (pun intented!) The lines from candles and flames are well thought out. Nice work :-)

    9. Prozac74 98 months ago | reply

      I thought about something like this but with only one candle you do not get the wind feel, but with three parallel flames it is really giving you an idea of the blow.
      Not sure about the placement though. Perhaps more moving to the lower right so that the flames point to the middle? This way they are leading out of the picture.

    10. anumodbalan 98 months ago | reply

      wow!!! considering the total lack of inspiration till sunday evening, this is even more impressive :)

    11. fishakai /Fiona Macfarlane 98 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I love the symmetry, glow and glimmer of the wet wax.

    12. deadpossum 98 months ago | reply

      The blackness of the background makes this one. Great shot!!

    13. aloshbennett 98 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone for the comments!
      piggley, i was feeling small pin pricks, but then cameras do lie occasionally :D
      prozac, i get the point. sure will keep in mind the placement next time onwards :-)
      da anumode, get a sudden shot of inspiration sometime late on monday night ;-)

      bernadette, thanks for the vote!

    14. R@j 98 months ago | reply

      wow! thats a brilliant shot!

    15. besjoch it Mar 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image...

    16. William M Ferriter 53 months ago | reply

      Hey Alosh,

      Just wanted to thank you for licensing this image Creative Commons: Attribution! I appreciate your willingness to let us use it.

      I created a slide for educators with your image as a background today. Here it is:


      Hope you like it,

    17. aloshbennett 53 months ago | reply

      Bill, you are welcome!

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