Friday, 2 January 2009

Candlelight

Candlelight
365 challenge: 39 Candlelight

A New Year, new challenges and one of them is the 365 challenge. I had a fair try at the 366 last year, but due to the year being quite a hard year for us as a family, I didn't have the time and the dedication as I would have liked.

But I learnt so much and I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I have got to know and I think I am more into the habit and "thinking" of a daily photo challenge. I live and breath with my lens nowadays.

My first 365 contribution will be my candlelit zink houses. I have 4 of them and they are so pretty and they have spread the light on our dining table through out Christmas.

Update: As I am absolutely terrible with shooting anything without having great lighting, I tried taking this photo when it still was some daylight outside and it worked a treat!

I bought these at Butiken Flitiga Fredrika, which I highly recommend!

19 comments:

shadowsandhighlights said...

Mia ~ It's beautiful & such a creative take on the theme!

Madelaine

ellens365 said...

A really lovely and warm glow, weel done.
Ellen

Karen said...

Wow - this is really terrific. What settings did you use on your camera?

Mia said...

Karen: *eherm* I used the "running man", I have to check what that setting is called. Then I added some more contrast to the photo afterwards.

But I think the trick is to take the photo with some daylight seeping in through the window. And I also rested my camera on a pile of books for stability.

tnwaltz said...

Mia, what a great capture. I love it! So warm and inviting.

Anna, Fair and True said...

Var är det man köper de där zinkhusen? Såg dem i en utlottningen men minns inte vad tillverkaren heter. Gott nytt år!

Mia said...

Anna: Jag har köpt dem hos Flitiga Fredrika:

http://butikenflitigafredrika.blogspot.com/

raeremembers said...

Lovely glow... I think you did a wonderful job with the lighting.

Candyce said...

How pretty...love the lanterns and the lighting in the photo

365photosin2009 said...

Mia, again you've posted a splendid photo. I want to be sitting there enjoying the glow of your lanterns...

tmcchesney said...

I like you take on the theme (and I love houses) - you hit two in one! Great capture!

jo said...

The lighting is gorgeous!

Clara said...

Love this image, Mia. I love the warm tones with a splash of dark red. The composition is great, also.

veejayr said...

Very pretty! Love the glow!

EstherF said...

Your candles are fascinating. I have also been interested in your blog layout. How did you get the columns so wide? Mine is a narrow strip down the middle and I can't find the place to widen it...

top5cats said...

Very nice candle glow and great detail.

DART said...

love these houses...you've captured the light beautifully...lovely picture Mia! I think it looks really fabulous against your blog background and purple text too!

Donna

Linda aka Elemobe said...

Lovely photo. Very swedish - my swedish friends (who have just moved back to the UK - Yay!) always used to get through masses of candles. Everytime we went shopping, it was more candles :)

Mia said...

linda (elemobe): *Haha* Yes, it's probably a very Swedish thing. It probably comes from the darkness in Sweden. ;)