I took a selection of still life photographs of candles as candle light many, many years ago used to be our only source of light indoors; and is still used today as decorations and for religious purposes. I took these photographs in the evening so that it was fully dark in the room with only the flame producing light.
|This was the first photograph I took of that candle. I decided to take a front view of the candle as base point to see how the lighting came out on my digital camera before I tried different angles.|
|I took this image slightly off focus to try and add an effect of heat to the photograph that you would feel if you placed your hand near to the candle.|
|I really like this close up as I feel that it catches the essence of the candle and the heat of the flame that is causing the wax to melt around the wick.|
|This photograph shows a nice side profile of the candle and how the flame illuminates even the base of the candle.|
|This photograph caught the glow of the naked flame the best as the candle seems to be 'glowing' a bit more than the other photographs.|