Light and heat are the very essence of our existence and irreplaceable components in the circle of life. We as a planet are incredibly blessed to reside close to a relatively endless source of heat and light – the Sun. Were it to cease bombarding us with its photon goodness, we too would cease to be very soon after. Thank God for the Sun.

This is a 10-second exposure of a tealight candle spinning in a vase half-full of water. I used a manual exposure and only the light of the candle. There was no post-processing except for colour and contrast adjustments.

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  • Tim Beasley
    Tim Beasleyalmost 6 years ago

    I like this, and I like your background thought for doing this! Light is after all the essence of our existence.

  • Thanks, Tim.
    I was thinking on some level about capturing light in bottles in case our other sources of light disappeared, and how futile that would be, but I couldn’t come up with a good way to describe it.
    Looks like I got the main sentiment across, though.

    – Graham Lea

  • Shannon Byous Ruddy
    Shannon Byous ...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Like the title.

  • Thanks, Shannon.

    – Graham Lea

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesalmost 6 years ago

    Just so you know, I find your port folio intriguing and inspiring! Fabulous.

  • That’s very flattering, Pamela. Thank you.

    – Graham Lea

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work, great title!

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