When I accidently found the video of Neil Diamond singing that song,
it gave me an idea to get some candles different colors and sizes,
light & melt for a few weeks to get them where I wanted. As it is, I’m not
sure they were ready but I proceeded anyway
Thangsgiving Day!

This shot was taken in full daylight between the East & West window
with black construction paper background and underneath the candles
with no photo manipulations and just a minute crop…..

Nikon D90-Nikkor 18-105mm lens, f/5.6, expousure time 1/125 sec,
ISO – 250, focal length 80mm, Max aperture 4.9, no flash


candles, atomspheric, ambience


  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 2 years ago

  • I also like Jeff Buckley’s version of this song & Alexandra Burke, also Bon Jovi

    – Poete100

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome !!!!! Beautiful image Lorraine…..The colors of the candles are just right….

  • Thank you Thomas…I was kind of worried… took so many and kept going to this one to post!

    – Poete100

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Those others were just practice to get everything right…..please enter in the Nikon challenge that opens in 5 days….

  • This one (candles) or (Mad Hatter) Think I’ll be doing more still life photos during the winter months!

    – Poete100

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    This is just beautiful Lorraine and if you don’t mind I would love to include my favourite version of the song by the divine Rufus Wainwright. When I saw Rufus in concert last week he has a stage full of beautiful candles.

  • Of course Joyce… no problems…and thank you …I’m going to listen right now!!!!

    – Poete100

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    YES by all means please do !!!!!!

  • Thanks…….!!!!!

    – Poete100

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    love the colours of the candles grouped together beautifully taken

  • Thank you Karen…

    – Poete100

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    excellent ..even romantic Xmas mood Loraine
    Not bad for a Sea Captain writing Poetry :-)xx
    FAV ..John

  • I’m not your usual SEA CAPTAIN John….even Sea Captains can be romantic….after all they sea stars at night and the moon above the ocean, shooting stars..lol…therfore poetry inspirations. Thank you so much John for comment and fav…

    – Poete100

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    nice shot, very sharp xx

  • Thank you Lynn…it was an experiment on Thanksgiving day…when I had the time :-) xx

    – Poete100

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Poete

  • Thank you Barry

    – Poete100

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much!

    – Poete100

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