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Last week I posted my most popular photo ever (not in number of views but in number of favorites). That was a photo of a ring placed on a bible, and it's shadow created a heart. Yes, a cliché but a beautiful cliché at that.


I guess the fact that the ring was placed on a Bible made a few people think I'm rather conservative. But I believe that we in 2009 should accept the fact that love comes in all shapes and sizes, and that we within reason we should accept most of them.


So I decided to revisit my marriage photo and photograph and photograph a golden heart this time. With a twist: As you can see the golden heart casts three shadows this time. You could be two of the same kind, so to speak, and it would still be love in my book. You could be three of a kind and it would still be love. Etc.


So here's a photo to those of you that wants to celebrate love in whatever form it comes. Therefore this photo is what i call commentware: Take this photo and use it for whatever purpose you want, but leave a comment here if you *do* use it. That's all I ask :-) (The only reason I marked this photo as a Creative Commons Licenced photo is that I don't have the option waive any rights)


Anyway: Here's some technical details if you should be interested.


Two flashes placed behind the motive, approx 1,5 meters behind. They light the heart from two angles, so that I got two shadows. Manual exposure 1/200 f/11, flashed set to TTL, no exposure compensation. The left flash (which lights the right part of the photo) covered with a 1/2 CTO gel. That's why the right page has a sunset-y glow, while the left page don't. The third shadow behind the gold heart comes from the on-camera flash.

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Taken on June 1, 2009