Thursday, 25 November 2010

Tealights on a Mirror in Black and White...


I took this for my Flickr group photo challenge of 'Symmetry'.  I thought it was going to be in colour as the tealight holders are lovely shades of orange, red and yellow, but it looks much better in black and white, oh well!

10 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

very, very cool....love it. I so enjoy black and white photos!

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Angela said...

This is so beautiful! I love the reflection! Great idea and great photo!

BookPlease said...

Very dramatic! And the black background of your blog emphasises the contrasts of the light and dark.

BookPlease said...

I've just read your photography page and see you're wondering about splitting your blog. I decided to do that a few weeks ago and am wondering if I've done the right thing. I started my blog BooksPlease with the intention of it being just about books, but like you I soon branched out into other areas.

Photography is a new obsession for me, and I'm no where near as knowledgeable as you! But I now have two cameras and take photos on my phone as well - it's all so absorbing. I'd love to be more expert.

I'll wait with interest to see what you decide to do.

dot said...

I forgot to say...I love your pictures!

Penny said...

Beautiful! Could you tell me what settings you used? It's very effective!

Barbara said...

Thanks all for the comments. I did try quite a lot of different settings Penny, I know I tried it on both ISO100 & 200 because I didn't want much noise and the camera was on a flat surface (the glass top of the cooker!). I think I had the aperture around F8 - F10 because I wanted enough light for a not too slow shutter speed, but enough dof for all of the tealights to be in focus. Sorry to be vague - but it was David's camera which I'm not as familiar with as my own, and I used paintshop to process them which strips the exif data!

Barbara said...

Also meant to say... the mirror helped with increasing the light, and it was early morning when I took this with grey light just creeping in through the kitchen door so I wasn't in complete darkness.

Penny said...

I must try something like this. Thanks for the info! :) I remember when you used to have to change film to get different ISO settings. Isn't digital photography wonderful?

Barbara said...

Oh yes... :O)

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