Dancing Flame by Richard G Witham

Tiny wisp of light
Bending, dancing, glowing bright
Playing with a sigh

Abstract photography of a dancing candle flame .

Olympus E-3, Sigma 105 mm, 1:1 macro, f/2.8 – Spot metering, available light, handheld

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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 5 years ago

    oh so zin-like, creative capture Richard

  • Thanks Solomon. It does reflect the Zen idea of a single breath effecting the currents of the universe. I hadn’t thought about that until you mentioned it.

    – Richard G Witham

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 5 years ago

    I love the way the flames are all in different stages of movement – awesome shot Richard! Cheers, s.

  • Thank you Sandra. That dancing swoosh was just what I was trying to capture.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    This is SOOOOOOOOO neat, Richard! Love the pano crop – looks superb with that black surround! Hot stuff (pun intended!) ;o)

  • Thanks for the great comment Krys … very punny :D

    – Richard G Witham

  • anisja
    anisjaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done.

  • Thank you Anisja :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • monaiman
    monaimanalmost 5 years ago

    I can feel the heat from here .. wonderfully framed !!!

  • Thank you very much Mona :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 5 years ago

    Sighing words with trembling.
    Outside the rain´s drumming.
    Bent perfection of Life.
    Rosa (precioso, precioso..!!!! ¿Qué es eso del “spot metering”? tienes un buen macro…mucha luz.está perfecto, Richard. El haiku es una maravilla, que espero entre en Nirvana…mmmm….. un abrazo para tí.

  • Gracias Rosa por tu poesía. Me gusta mucho. Crea un imagen de estar cómodo dentro de casa a pesar de la tormenta afuera.

    El “spot metering” es una de las opciones, o configuraciones, del medidor de luz de la cámara. Escoges “Spot” para que el medidor de luz solo toma en cuenta la luz donde apuntes el enfoque (En lugar de tomar en cuenta la luz alrededor). Así logre que el fondo saliera todo de negro, y aislé la luz de la flama con detalle y sin áreas blancas.

    Muchas gracias por tus comentarios Rosa. Si voy a subir el haiku a Nirvana.

    Te mando también un abrazote :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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