half mast

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 :(

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  • Mini Parameswaran 8y

    wonderful symmetry... the candles are visible 1 inch down still the flame is not overexposed...nice exposure
  • David PRO 8y

    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.
  • Daniela Kantorova 8y

    wow, great shot!!!
  • Jong Kim 8y

    Beautiful! I love the reflection of candlelight on liquid wax. I agree with wild locks on the great exposure.
  • Matt Johnson PRO 8y

    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.
  • Tracey 8y

    Lovely, I love the symmetry of the candles, and it was not neccessarily cheating by tilting as gives the impression of wind.
  • spikeblacklab PRO 8y

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

    I love the simplicity of the composition, the colors, and the DOF... Well done!
  • WestCoast Frog 8y

    Love the isolation and darkness. Brilliant (pun intented!) The lines from candles and flames are well thought out. Nice work :-)
  • Christian G. PRO 8y

    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.
  • anumodbalan 8y

    wow!!! considering the total lack of inspiration till sunday evening, this is even more impressive :)
  • Fiona Macfarlane PRO 8y

    Great shot. I love the symmetry, glow and glimmer of the wet wax.
  • Kerry 8y

    The blackness of the background makes this one. Great shot!!
  • Alosh Bennett 8y

    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!
  • R@j 8y

    wow! thats a brilliant shot!
  • Marianne 7y

    Beautiful image...
  • Bill Ferriter PRO 5y

    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:

    Slide_SharingIdeas by William M Ferriter

    Hope you like it,
  • Alosh Bennett 5y

    Bill, you are welcome!
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