This shot was taken in early 2007, near the altar of one of Melbourne’s oldest churches.
I was drawn to the fact that there were only three candles in the seven metal stands …. and then I paid closer attention to the beautiful hand-crafted work of the entire framework.
The composition was dictated by the need to highlight the interesting design, as well as the added challenge of capturing the reflection of all three candles in the central bronze pole.
It’s also interesting, in retrospect, to look at the core of the flames and to note that the central glow in the first two (where the wicks are bent) do not match that of the candle on the extreme right, where the wick is upright.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot without a tripod, using a Pentax K100D fitted with a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.
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