Thursday, October 08, 2009

Shot of the Day #281: Keepin' up at Candlelight

Shot with iphone, click to enlarge.

It's almost midnight and this kid will STILL not go to bed. Now, Im not complaining THAT much considering he's jovial and happy, smiling and giggling away instead of bawling his eyes out. He's transfized on the dancing flicker this candles throwing on the surrounding walls and Im considering snuffing it out to help, but its warm glow is actually a comfort right now. Been a rough week, one more day to go, and as soon as this fink hits the hay, Im gonna join him. I know that candle/firelight is usually a visual signifier for "period" pieces, but the unpredictability of its illumination always fascinates me. So...unpredictible.

Not the most terribly exciting picture, but then again, not the most terribly exciting day. Hey, I shoot 'em as I see 'em.

Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON was lit entirely by candlelight. Many horses died from the making of the wax to make the candles for the making of this movie. Wait, do they even make candles out of horses anymore? Did they ever? Fark Im tired.



Blogger giles edwards said...

Glue, I think it was glue.

John Alcott was a *master*. Met and interviewed one of his crew lst year for a DVD of 'Overlord' which Alcott also shot. Lit 'BL' with candles...and never used a light meter, just Polaroids.

Crazy talented.

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