08/29/09 - I took more candle shots last night. This is the same set-up as the night before, but I used a different candle style. What I was going for was the perspective of high in the front and low in the back. Not just a curve but a curve with an interesting height perspective in it. Mostly I was just having fun with glass and reflections and seeing if I could produce a pretty picture...maybe something for a romantic greeting card. But, coming up with catchy titles is not my thing, so, here you have it title free:-)
Dirkster, here's the set-up:
Yes, I was bathroom shooting. To get this effect, you need two mirrors that are reasonably parallel to each other. I just happen to have a small medicine cabinet with a mirror door on the right wall and another mirror over the sink. You open the medicine cabinet door and waa laa you have two roughly parallel mirrors. Nice thing about this set-up is that it was at a normal height for shooting without a lot of bending.
Complications: The darn flame was ALL OVER THE PLACE despite me doing everything I could to keep the air in the room from moving. Sometimes if I'd wait a minute or two between shots it would cycle straight and still for 3-5 seconds and then resume it's dance. I'd try to take my pic when it was more or less still but that was hard.
Amazing how you stop breathing when trying to take a 3 second picture.
Joey was with me around 8PM for 45 minutes helping me, and Johnny popped in and out a few times. Joey has gotten pretty good about gently taking the pic and understands why we can't move the camera.
This was Party Lite candle wax, and at the right temp, it melts completely liquid. I put the candle holder in the oven at 175 to to melt the wax quicker. But, in the bathroom, over time the wax started to get solid again. I have one great all liquid shot, but there are a few things about that pic that bother me, so I chose not to post it. But, I thought the liquified wax was pretty cool.
You guys have a great weekend! 2 more days and I will be off call and much happier...