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Cinder

The wick of a candle. I snapped this at a birthday party this week. The food was taking time to come and I got a bit bored (or was I being antisocial playing with my camera instead of talking to other people?). It's a bit hard to resist not snapping something whilst sitting there. What do you think? Are photographers antisocial people?

Anyway, for the techies, this was shot with a 25mm macro extension tube. I had to be careful not to accidentially put my lens into the flame. Sometimes when one is focusing, accidents can happen ;)

Cinder

The wick of a candle. I snapped this at a birthday party this week. The food was taking time to come and I got a bit bored (or was I being antisocial playing with my camera instead of talking to other people?). It's a bit hard to resist not snapping something whilst sitting there. What do you think? Are photographers antisocial people?

Anyway, for the techies, this was shot with a 25mm macro extension tube. I had to be careful not to accidentially put my lens into the flame. Sometimes when one is focusing, accidents can happen ;)

comments (10)

  • Suby
  • 12 Feb 2006, 12:18
Duane,

Nope I'm glad to here the lens survived the shot smile

I feel you about waiting periods, one just cannot help snapping other things in the interim.

Did you shoot this in RAW? Shot is aiiiight but I would have adjusted it's white balance, think the colour temperature is to high for me.

Suby
  • Duane Bong
  • 12 Feb 2006, 23:04
Yep, this was shot in RAW (I haven't used JPEG in ages). How about you, do you shoot in RAW too? You're quite right, the photo is rather yellow.
Okay this would probably be one of the first critical comments I've left in a while. Why couldn't you get the tip of the flame in the shot? Is there a hidden reason?
  • Suby
  • 13 Feb 2006, 09:21
Duane,

Yep only ever shoot in RAW. Easier to control images during editing, and just in case their is a funny colour to images, instead of having a heart attck, I work my magic and convert to JPRG

Suby
  • digitalmike
  • 13 Feb 2006, 14:16
WICKed shot.....I like it.
Like it!

You could have taken another after you'd blown it out to get the wispy smoke...but that's even more antisocial at a birthday party!!!

I have RAW capability but have no idea how to handle them yet...maybe a future project?!
  • Duane Bong
  • 13 Feb 2006, 15:42
Thanks for the comments guys... BeakerSt - if you're interested, you can get Raw Shooter Essentials. It's a free RAW converter available from Pixmantec. RAW is great at recovering blown out highlights. As compared to jpeg, you get about extra 1-2EV to play with. There have been so many times I've left my camera accidentally at ISO800 after the previous night's shooting.

Ok, enough tech talk for today, you guys are scaring away the others. wink
true.....i'm so scared ;-)
lovely shot duane!
Thanks for the tip Duane
  • Atul Rana
  • 28 Feb 2006, 20:26
Awesome picture. I always find fire fascinating and a shot of fire tells quite a tale in the turbulent and wild existence of the flame.

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