It’s late in the evening, you have just come back from walking the dog, you are alone at home, and the electricity supply to the whole neighbourhood is cut off… You light a few candles and look for things to do to pass the time… You can’t read, you can’t watch TV, you can’t use the computer, you can’t even make a cup of coffee! So, inspired by the flickering flames you set up your camera on a tripod and take pictures of the candle lights, of course! ;-)

[Sony a350, Sigma 10-20@20mm, f:22, 2.5sec, ISO-100]

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Excellent work George.

  • Thanks very much Richard :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 5 years ago

    fantastic!! Idle hands indeed….

  • Thanks very much Rosemary :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinabout 5 years ago

    nice one George! – power cuts eh :o) don’t ya luv ’em.
    Love the reflections, well set up – nice!

  • Well… “set up” is pushing it a bit, “spotted” is probably closer to the truth, but many thanks Dean :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot George! Makes a great card

  • Ooooh! Thanks :-) I hadn’t even look at that yet…

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyabout 5 years ago

    untill you find that your camera bettery is gassed… well…then its not your day…..He He……

  • LOL – yes, indeed. That would be life’s way of telling me to give up and go to sleep… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderabout 5 years ago

    Cool shot George….perhaps you should have power cuts more often!

  • Surely, there must be a better way of getting inspiration? LOL Many thanks Clare :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyabout 5 years ago

    Um…‘battery’…pardon my mistake….haven’t got my glasses handy…..

  • Didn’t even spot it! LOL

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Roger! Really appreciate it! :-))

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • KParapantaki
    KParapantakiabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you :-) xx

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 5 years ago

    You made lemonade!
    Wonderful shot George. Spotted or set-up – either way!! Love the reflections.

  • Thanks Vikram :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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