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Title • chiaroscuro

This is one of a number of pictures I took on a recent visit to a friend in Nottingham, and is of three tea-light holders in front of a Mathmos Tumbler lamp – one of the ones that changes colour as you rotate it.

The only real change I’ve made to this image is that this is each half of the image is made up of one half of the original. I took this in rather dim lighting and didn’t notice that the frontmost tea-light holder was scratched. So, rather than bin the image (which I didn’t want to do as this is the only one out of about fifteen shots that’s even half decent), I cheated somewhat with Photoshop.

That said, I think the final image is a little more ‘precise’ (or maybe ‘striking’ would be a better term) than the original.

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
5.26pm on 5/12/03
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
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