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Old Feb 5, 2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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This was taken several years ago and I think it shows both types of reflections, if I understand the second definition of reflection used here. For the first definition, the flame is reflected a couple of times. For the second definition - the pattern of light on the table below the lamp. Do I have that definition right?

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Old Feb 5, 2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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A most interesting shot.
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Old Feb 6, 2015, 9:12 PM   #3
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I don't know about the definitions but this is a cool shot!!
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Mtngal,
I think you nailed both definitions. The reflection of the flame tapering off into infinity is classic.
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Old Feb 7, 2015, 8:10 AM   #5
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Beautiful shot! I am somewhat prejudiced since I especially like burning candles and oil lamps. The reflections are a great capture. I am not sure the light pattern at the bottom is a reflection. It may be light reflected from the inside of the glass tube but more likely the light of the flame projected through the oil vessel.

I would definitely put a print of this above my fireplace.

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Old Feb 7, 2015, 8:23 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the complements! When I started to take these pictures I was just trying to take pictures of a flame, but got more fascinated with the reflections. I'd like to do this exercise again but do a better job of dusting the inside of the lamp. I have 3 of these lamps, different sizes, and should try something with all of them.
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Great shot.
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