Showing posts with label Candlelight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candlelight. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Day 6 - Happy Birthday

Today was my brother Mark's birthday. Family and friends joined him at the Yardhouse in Virginia Beach to celebrate.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


This deep red votive candle holder displays and interesting pattern of light caused by the many tiny bubbles trapped in the glass. Canon G11, 1/15 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400, in macro mode.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

One Candlepower

- It would be hard to imagine a world without electric lights. Today our homes and work places are well lit. In the 1800's and earlier night was often without light and when it was provided it was a flame like this single candle. The now outdated term of candlepower was use to describe how much light was emitted from any artificial source. The term candlepower has been replaced by Candela which defines a single candle at 1/683 of a watt. Canon G11, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800 in macro mode, 3 stops underexposed.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


- The beautiful golden glow of the Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse, a certified organic wheat beer. G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery company founded in 1872 by Georg Schneider I and his son. The owners to this day are descendants of Georg Schneider I, and operate their brewing operations in Kelheim, Germany. Canon G11, 1/13 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 200 in macro mode.

Monday, November 23, 2009

326 - Candlelit Stairway

From 365 Project
Candles cast a dramatic light on this wonderful staircase in a great old house on Mowbray Arch in Norfolk's historic Ghent Neighborhood. Canon 7D, 1/25 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 1600.

Monday, August 10, 2009

222 - Uncanny Resemblance

From 365 Project
I just received my latest issue of PEZ Collectors News in which an article pointed out the uncanny resemblance between PEZ Boy and Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former governor of Illinois. You know what that means, a picture of the day highlighting the still much admired PEZ Boy, a star in his own right. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/200 sec @ ~f/4.0, ISO 200 using the Lensbaby Composer with +4 macro lens and the star shaped creative aperture.

Friday, July 10, 2009

191 - Chess Anyone?

From 365 Project
This glass chess set is lit by three tea light candles. I am reading "Macro Photography Photo Workshop" by Haje Jan Kamps and he suggested practicing macro photography with candlelight. He features a similar photo in the book. I took numerous shots, moving the candles around, changing the aperture slightly, and adjusting the exposure compensation to remove blown highlights. I liked this shot the best. Canon 40D, 1/8 sec @f/2.8, ISO 100, 85mm prime lens with Canon life size adapter. I used a tripod and shutter release cord.