Fire Angel

Taken for Active Assignment Weekly: See the Light.

 

Angel of fire, light and shadow.

 

This one is much better on black, with lower brightness.

 

What it Took: Took all the photos off the wall. Set up the wings in front of the wall on a stool with a light aimed at them. Stood in front with candle, carefully positioned so I covered the setup.

 

Also, hours of thinking and experimentation before I settled on this setup. I'll spare you the details, but this wasn't my first thought. Or my second. Or my third.

 

Post-processing: cropped square, removed a bunch of spots on the wall and a tiny piece of setup that I could see behind me, shifted the temperature of the photo a bit more into the red. The vignette is natural, from the light aimed on the wings.

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Taken on May 18, 2009