Experiments with a candlestick :-)

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Rob MacKillop, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Black on black is hard to do, especially with natural window light, but I thought I would give it a go, try various settings. Not serious shots at all, just trying to find the limits of my set up and deliberately soft focus. All shot at f/1.1 with the 7Artisans 50mm; 320 ISO.

    1. Just revealed by its specular highlights:

    Candlestick 1.jpg


    2. Soft with "grain"

    Candlestick 2.jpg


    3. Hilarious visual joke with torch (it's the way I tell 'em!)

    Candlestick 4.jpg


    5. This one a has such a deep meaning, I can't quite figure it out. But it did introduce a big block of white to contend with:

    Candlestick 5.jpg


    Leica Monochrom and 7Artisans 50mm 1.1
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Not serious maybe, but interesting and effective. Love the soft light, especially in the last shot.
     
  3. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    No. 1 is fab!
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I wonder where number 4 went to?! Typo, I think.

    So, we have a vote for the first and the last, while I prefer the second. Something for everyone :)
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    It became a black hole and disappeared. Let's hope it doesn't drag the whole forum in. What have you done, Rob?! :eek:
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It's getting dark here...
     
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  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You only have yourself to blame. And Boris too, of course!
     
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