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Hope for a better year


Hope for a better year
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Copyright: Raymond Tey (hftey) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 75 W: 3 N: 32] (328)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-31
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: canon EOS 300 D rebel, Tamron 28-300 XR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 2:45
Viewed: 1827
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thought I try a candle shootout again after a long while. Since I dont have any plans with my wife this new year eve (as most celebration had been cancelled to give tribute to the victims of the tsunami). So I thought it was a good time to play with candles.

I set up the candle above a platic chair that I have. But it was a bit challenging to have the candle stand up straight on top of the smooth surface, so the main candle was leaning sideways.

I took a lot of shots with multiple candles in the background all blurred but they were not shallow enough. Also playing with lightning a match again but really hard to get the timing right and I almost ran out of matches.

Lastly i played with lightning another candles. This was much easier to control and this is the one I like. It is unfortunate the main candle leans towards left like running away from the other candle. Maybe it gives a sense that the year is going away now and set up for a new year.

Happy New Year to all of you again.

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Thank you Raymond for lighting our way into a brighter year. Like the candle let us all move forward.
Thanks for sharing,
Liz

  • Great 
  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2005-01-03 0:16]

A picture that speaks a thousand words. well-conceived...like the lighting. The colors are also very good...minimally powerful.

Hpe too it would be better;
Nice expression
Compliments
Jean Michel

simple, artistic and meaningful. let's hope the year gets better and recover from the bad start:)
regards,
eleen

Great idea for a photo. Very symbolic of the world right now. I like how the red candles fade into black. Well done!
Mike

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-04-07 8:00]

Ciao Raymond


Eu gosto das velas
eu gosto das cores mornas e do
belo jogo de luz e sombras.!
Saudações,

Sergio

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