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By Candlelight

By chase
Been experimenting with candlelight as the single light source in an image.
Not quite where I wanted to be but this is probably one of my best efforts to date.
I do like the gentle throw of light a candle brings to an image and the reflections.
Glass is challenging !! Wink

So, lit by the candle light you see against a dark bg.
A 3 frame HDR image, each 1 stop apart combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.
I couldn't resist my favourite Moth Wink

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Books Still life Moth Old Glass Darkness Wine Hdr Digitally manipulated Candlelight Decanter

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9 Oct 2020 12:06PM
Wonderful low light reflections, this has such an atmosphere Janet! Definitely one of your best, no awards left but shortlisted 🙂

Dave 🙂
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
9 Oct 2020 12:38PM
A very good effort, in my opinion, Janet! 👍 I like how the candlelight's catching all the objects in the scene...and the little moth about to dive into the glass of red wine...😃 Love the candle holder 🕯
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 738 England
9 Oct 2020 12:40PM
Now this is the sort of setup where the old books are really suited.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
9 Oct 2020 12:45PM
Fabulous subtle light.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 1:07PM
Thanks everyone.
Wonderful to ave UAs from Somnath and Trev, many thanks guys Smile

The 2 larger books are well old, one dated 1898 and the other 1843. The red one is Aristotles Works but is undated Sad
You are right Keith, thank you.

Janet xx
9 Oct 2020 1:15PM
A lovely piece of still-art.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
9 Oct 2020 1:42PM
Now this definitely WOWs me Janet, I just love the candlelight and the beautiful warm glow it has given to your image. You were right to add the moth......well they are attracted to the light!!!

chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 1:46PM
Thank all.
Angela, thank you so much for your UA, very complimentary.
Janet xx
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2020 1:49PM
Outstanding Janet. Absolutely beautiful. UA added.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 2:10PM
Hi Tony, your UA is much appreciated for my efforts, thank you.
Janet xx
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2020 2:18PM
This is great Janet.......the colours and light just tremendous .....
Your candelabra is a bit of a poor effort I am afraid 😉😉🤣
Gets a UA from me!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
9 Oct 2020 2:29PM
When the power goes out and all you have is a candle. Lovely warm light and always like your signature bugs. They make it special and we search for them. Makes us really see.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
9 Oct 2020 2:41PM
I do like this set-up...a winter night out, so a cosy drink and a good read by an unseen fire...all the elements are right - the book and glasses, the carafe and wine glass, the candle to read by. The only odd-man-out is the cone. I don't think it is needed and it doesn't fit in with the other excellent 'ingredients'
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 3:01PM
Thanks all.
Diane, thank you very much for your UA, appreciated.
Hmm, I thought the candelabra was in the post Wink Wink

The cone? a sign of Winter times Malc, doesn't everyone have one Wink

Janet xx
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4202 Canada
9 Oct 2020 3:06PM
Very nice. I would reduce or remove the light reflections in the specs lenses, and perhaps have the light fall off a bit more to make it look like the candle is the only light source, - quick mod done.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
9 Oct 2020 3:11PM

Quote:The cone? a sign of Winter times Malc, doesn't everyone have one

Ah yes...cleverly subtle, or subtly clever...Smile
jacomes Plus
5 26 32 Portugal
9 Oct 2020 3:12PM
Lovely candle-lit still-life Janet. The old books have come into their own here and the glassware fits the period look nicely. Like Malc I feel the pine cone doesn't fit in. Perhaps swap round the glasses and the cone, which would then provide a 'stop' at the left edge of the arrangement as well as being less visible, and make the glasses a more integral part of the composition.
But I do love the general ambience you have created.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 3:28PM
Thanks all.
Thanks for the mod Willie, you have gone even darker than I dare !
The slight reflection in the specs is my room door and the view through it, probably should have shut it tbh, if you look really, really hard there is a selfie somewhere in there too Wink
Janet xx
This is really beautiful Janet.
BrianSS 14 412 41 England
9 Oct 2020 4:17PM
Superb image Smile
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2020 4:53PM
This says cosy to me.
Reading by candlelight in days of yore.
9 Oct 2020 5:52PM
I really love this, candle light is soooo hard to photograph well, this captures the atmosphere beautifully.
As for the moth, I'm glad it is digital, a real one would have headed straight for the flame with sad results.
My award.
9 Oct 2020 6:09PM
Obviously your forte, superb still with excellent subdued light, composition and detail.SmileSmileSmile
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 6:27PM
Thank you everyone.
Special thanks to John, Carol, David and Len, wonderful to have your UAs Smile
Janet xx
9 Oct 2020 6:47PM
A lovely image, arranged and captured so very well.
9 Oct 2020 7:15PM
Beautifully lit.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 8:37PM
Paul, lovely compliment to have your UA, many thanks.

Thank you everyone.
Janet xx
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
9 Oct 2020 11:08PM
Great to have your UA James, many thanks Smile
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
10 Oct 2020 9:17AM
Thanks all.
John and Clive, great to have your User Awards, most appreciated.
Thank you.
Janet xx
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2020 11:11AM
Atmospheric and full of beauty...
Isabel GrinGrin
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
10 Oct 2020 5:25PM
Hi Alf, many thanks for your UA, much appreciated.

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