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Old Dec 13, 2008, 3:14 PM   #1
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the many candles, that we'll light during the holidays. It's thatalmost living, breathing light, that will warm up our hearts and bring back memories of bygone christmas days. No artificial light can replace a candle here, don't you agree?

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 4:23 PM   #2
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That is beautiful. The composition isbeautiful and the clarity spot on. Nicely done!

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Beautiful. A very good example of when a flash would ruin the picture! Lens etc?

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 4:59 PM   #4
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Thank you Glenn and Kjell!

Regarding the lens question... Vivitar 24/2 + Vivitar 2x macro TC to come a bit closer, f/5.6 (orsomething like that), ISO200, 1/100s, Pentax DL2.

I was taking photos of our Christmas Pyramid and found myself staring into the candle light, but couldn't come close enough with just using the lens. When I was searching for a macro capable lens the first thing I found was the macro TC and I took that as a sign /shrug.

Image quality was good enough (to my mind) so I saw no reason to change the setting

Here's the original scenery:
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Absolutely agree! There's something about candle light that draws me in. A wood fire in the fireplace or a wood burning stove does the same thing.
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Harriet, you are absolutely right about fire! Back in the 70s I was a counselor on a touring camp which originated in NYC and then went west to California for 6 weeks. One of our stops was Yosemite where we built a big fire and all these city kids sat around it for hours singing, talking and just being mesmerized by the flames! The only other thing that does that for me is watching the ocean send its never ending supply of waves onto the beach.

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