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Candle Light II

By chase
More messing about with blurry stuff and Pumpkins Wink
I do find it difficult to photography candle flames, I think I need to practice more Blush I like the warm light they give though so that's a bonus.
Added a couple of bottles at the back this time just to reflect the light off the glass.

Lit by the candle you see here and a drop of diffused daylight camera left.
3 frames combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

The version is after playing with a painterly action, I need more practice with that too.

Thanks for getting this far.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Scissors Metal Daylight Candle light Pumpkins Pewter Textures and layers bottles glass

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



27 Oct 2022 11:37AM
Looks pretty d**n good to me Smile
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2022 12:42PM
Excellent still life images, I love both variants...
Isabel GrinGrin
27 Oct 2022 4:43PM
Personally I prefer the frameless version as it gives an increased feeling of space around the subject.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
27 Oct 2022 5:45PM
I especially like what the candle light does to the bottles!
27 Oct 2022 6:05PM
The image has your style and feel to it. I would have gone for more depth of field and probably ruined it!
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
27 Oct 2022 9:05PM
I think the lead looks just about right re the candle light.
Version probably has more light than a candle would provide. I prefer that lighter look.🙂
cooky Plus
19 6 11 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2022 9:20PM
I love the dof, it works and gives place without losing the subject. It is like an oil painting and that is added to with the background blur. My one change would be the scissors, I reckon the plates give enough extra interest and just maybe the scissors are overwhelming?

richmowil Plus
14 510 3 England
27 Oct 2022 11:17PM
Warm light and soft feel for me! Very good.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
28 Oct 2022 11:37AM
More fine messing, Janet! Love the 'softness' to it 👍🏻😃
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2022 3:59PM
This is lovely Janet, love the blurriness and colours.
The lead is my favourite, I think it is a piece of art in itself.
johnke 10 232 17 England
2 Nov 2022 8:46AM
Very well exposed and so much to see, a wonderful still life...John
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
2 Nov 2022 9:01AM
Thanks all.
John, thank you, wonderful to have your UA.
Janet xx

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