The center shot is another shot from The Candle Machine photo shoot. This one looks more normal:-) It's just a closer shot of the candles as they enter the machine. I cleaned it up like I did the other shot removing noise with Noiseware, cropping to 8X10, and fixing a few large spots that caught my eye. The background shot I took yesterday during the day as the candles burned. It is an upshot into the melted candle wax from the bottom of the candle holder. Joey here editing with me this AM said the center shot needed the yellow border. We tried black, brown, bright yellow, and the yellow one. It was a toss up for me between black or yellow, but the yellow does provide the more distinctive border.
Gotta laugh because the background shot had a black spot in the middle, and when I pulled it up Joey said, "You know, Mom, you can get rid of that spot." "Oh, really?" "Yeah, you told me you can get rid of spots." :-) Waa laa! Gone! The fact that the foreground shot covers it...well who cares. In a year he'll be editing my shots...
Been falling asleep at night without finishing my editing. Frustrating. Mornings are not a good time to edit...
Thank you very much for the response to yesterday's shot. I highly recommend fun with mirrors and candles. You need at least a votive and two 12X12 squares. Better yet two 2'X3' mirrors and a somewhat bigger (thin) candle stick type candle.