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Aumma45 Feb 2, 2006 9:47 PM

Sorry folks. Seem this was uninteresting by the looks of things. So withdrawn with apologies.

Thanks folks for looking. My interest was to work with a dark background. Have never worked with it in such a concious manner. I think I like it. Sure the candle's perpective is a bit wonky. But how about the other photographic techniques. Appreciate your comments.

Aperture value: 3.61

ISO: 200.

Shutter speed: 1/15

Mode: manual

Format: RAW

Post processing: Yes.


In search of Syd Feb 3, 2006 3:32 AM

Hey Jaki, don't be disheartened. Re-post. Would love to see it.


Aumma45 Feb 3, 2006 3:37 AM

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Reposted on request of a faithful supporter.

In search of Syd Feb 3, 2006 3:44 AM

I think technically its a good capture. Spot on exposure and the dark background works well. I was thinking that maybe if the candle was set back a bit or a wider crop.

Thanks for sharing Jaki. Keep posting.


Aumma45 Feb 3, 2006 3:52 AM

Thanks Syd for commenting. Will post that one a couple of days later. I have it ready. :G Thanks for the support. Jaki.

DomCotton Feb 3, 2006 5:13 AM

Hi Jaki,

I love to play with photos of candles - somebody once mentioned to me to try using a filter - and I can't remember the name. It basically makes lots of sparkles on the image and looks great (from the shots that I saw). Hopefully somebody can step in and remind me of its name?

I would say a slightly longer exposure to grab some more warmth from the flame. I even went up to 15 seconds on candles before!


SteveDak Feb 3, 2006 7:58 AM

Hey Jaki, you've got more than just one supporter. I like the shot as it is very clean and uncomplicated - could do with straightening up though, I think.

VAtechtigger Feb 3, 2006 9:03 AM

perhaps your referring to a star filter DOm?

DomCotton Feb 3, 2006 9:13 AM

Thats the one! I just think they are so cool!!!

LadyhawkVA Feb 3, 2006 9:52 AM

I like the texture of the candle. The light color and the flame work nicely against the dark background. As mentioned previously, rotate it a bit to straighten the candle and you've got a really nice image. Simple, but very nice.

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