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Peter Whitfield / 520 items
Backlit CD stack.

The trouble with candlelight is that it is a yellow, virtually monochrome, point source of illumination and that’s about it. So how was I to make novel, interesting image from that, and how to make it a macro too, for the Macro Mondays theme Lit by Candlelight?

This is the second idea I tried, but it came out the most colourful. It seemed to me the only way to get more colour in the lighting and make it more interesting from that point of view was to refract the light. So crystal glass and CDs came to mind...

This is a stack of CDs on a glazed black tile with a single tealight behind and to the left. All the light you see has come through the CDs and there is some colourful refraction going on the right which I quite liked. The melted surface detail on the CDs unexpectedly added something too...

Thanks for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the image as much as I will enjoy looking at yours! Happy Macro Mondays :)

[Candlelit. Tripod mount, delayed shutter, manual focused, VR off. LR: cropped within the group’s 3 inch limit; rotated slightly; bumped vibrance, clarity and saturation a bit. A bit more in Photo, then Unsharp Mask for sharpening. Try and think of a clever title full of wit and double meaning {sound of weaping off-stage... or is it manic laughter? :) }]
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  • Taken: Dec 18, 2017
  • Uploaded: Dec 18, 2017
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2018