Sunday, 10 January 2010

Day #10 - Reading by Candle Light

Day #10 - Reading by Candle Light

Today I went to visit my grandmother. I took my camera with the intension of shooting today's picture at her house. When I arrived at her living room I saw that she had this book on the table with her glasses on top. I imidiatly thought that would make a nice picture. She also had a candle on the table. So I lit the candle (candles always make a very nice light effect), adjusted a bit the elements on the table for a better composition, turned all the lights off, and here it is.


  1. Personally, I think it is, at the moment, your best shoot. Not only the photo is very interesting (with the light effects and the shadows due to it), but also because it makes you remember the festivities that have recently finished.

    One more time, congratulations for this shoot.

  2. You keep amazing me!

    Beautiful shot. Did you use a tripod?

  3. Very nice photo! The lighting is beautiful and the focus is nice and sharp

  4. I don't know why but this picture remind me about Christmas...hence again nice picture! keep it going

  5. Hey! Sorry for the recent absence but it has been difficult to get online. Your recent pictures are very good - especially the one with the bear and the one with the lighter. Good luck for the next chapters - I'm sure all of us are eager to see the next pictures!

    PS Are you taking several pictures each time with different settings to test "theories"?

  6. David: Welcome back! Actually that's my intension but, most part of the shots until now, are the possible shots since I don't have the time to experiment as much as I would like. There are a few things I would like to experiment and that are on my plans for future posts:
    - A very long exposure shot of the sky at night (to trace the star's route).For this I need clear sky and a remote for my camera to support more then 30 sec exposure;
    - Zoom while shooting technique that consists of zooming while shooting in 2 or 3 seconds exposure;
    - Light drawing - Long exposure shot and then draw something with a flashlight;
    - Experimenting with slow sync flash;
    - More macro shots;
    - Bockeh Technique (
    - etc, etc...