This burst of golden energy makes an ideal abstract greetings card for New Year.
Available with a different text or without text on request.
The Making of: I arranged some candles on a window sill. With the camera on a tripod and using the timer to avoid any shake, I set up the camera with the Lensbaby Composer Pro and took a series of shots with different creative aperture discs and fast shutter speed. I adjusted the lens to get the full effect of the creative shapes on the candlelight reflections on a nearby window with evening darkness behind.
Nikon D200, Lensbaby Composer Pro, Double Glass Optic, creative aperture disc. Manual settings, ISO 400, 1/13s, 50mm. No post-pro except adding text in CS4.