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"Cover your candle , it will light more..."

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 23 September 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is an Egyptian Proverb...
Which means - Be cautious, dont brag about what you have..

To get this picture, I had to have the candle uncovered.

Please do not think I am bragging !!!

Cruz from exurbia, United States

WHOA! This is wonderful. The lighting...colors...effect...all are great! I think I can almost see the candle wax dripping down the side and making a puddle

23 Sep 2010 6:03am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

great capture! and as always, interesting information!

23 Sep 2010 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle capture ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

23 Sep 2010 6:44am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great capture, love the flame.

23 Sep 2010 6:45am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Uncover just to take a photo :))
Very good one, and proverb!

23 Sep 2010 7:02am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Cover it .......let it shine
\nive shot

23 Sep 2010 7:07am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great image !

23 Sep 2010 7:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonita imagen!!

23 Sep 2010 8:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wonderful shot.. like the proverb..

23 Sep 2010 8:18am

tataray from france, France

Wow ... du plus bel effet... ))
Magique cette lumière.

23 Sep 2010 8:23am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely shot and lovely proverb-I can't think of an English equivalent-but we definately need one!

23 Sep 2010 9:28am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Beautifully has a lot of magic going on in the flame!

23 Sep 2010 9:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice shot and magnificent proverb. I'm sure you do not boast :)) Good day.

23 Sep 2010 9:45am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice mood of it

23 Sep 2010 10:52am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Ah, l'attirance du feu, sa magie...

23 Sep 2010 11:24am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful image to accompany a beautiful Egyptian proverb Sunder! This image gives us a wonderful warm light and yet humble ... shines in the darkness ... a good metaphor for life! The texture of wax a tranparent incredible. Superb image! You can boast of having done a magnificent photography and a good concept! Best regards, Adela

23 Sep 2010 11:29am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Sunder! Bravo! ;-)

23 Sep 2010 11:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing close up! Great work to capture the tone and colour of the flame.

23 Sep 2010 12:39pm


Très belle photo!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

23 Sep 2010 12:47pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Such a beautiful light and tones... well done Sunder ! Have a nice day :)

23 Sep 2010 1:15pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Love the quote and the warm light here. Fine detail.

23 Sep 2010 1:28pm

Kimhe from Singapore, Singapore

A beautiful and fine shot of the flame.

23 Sep 2010 1:31pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Splendid light,bravo!
Please vote

23 Sep 2010 1:39pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great and nice capture

23 Sep 2010 2:10pm

Don Wiley from Spokane, United States

This is an excellent flame shot. I'm impressed with the subtle variations you captured in the flame. The rest of the shot supports the flame making the total very eye-catching and appealing.

23 Sep 2010 2:27pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Haha. Love your words. The image is wonderful. You are great with candle and night light.

23 Sep 2010 3:45pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

quite lovely tone and the focus!!

23 Sep 2010 4:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wise proverb and gorgeous image!

23 Sep 2010 5:19pm

melocoton from Spain

preciosa imagen llena de significados, un saludo

23 Sep 2010 5:28pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a super shot, and a quote that fits so well, and I believe you when you y your not bragging :)

23 Sep 2010 6:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. well done

23 Sep 2010 7:04pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder,
It is a very good image and to stimulate thinking. The candlelight radiates warmth and harmony. The reproduction is clear and brilliant. 5 stars ***** The link I read with interest. Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

23 Sep 2010 7:04pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent in every way Sunder!! And I am not bragging :-0

23 Sep 2010 7:37pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Well done picture.

23 Sep 2010 7:39pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

so beautiful:)))

23 Sep 2010 7:40pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

good shot, I like it together with the proverb

23 Sep 2010 7:49pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great focus on this single flame.

23 Sep 2010 8:31pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

this photo reminded me a very very nice poem of greatest Persian poet of all ages
you might do not know any Persian but it is a lovely poem like your camdle.
در وفای عشق تو مشهور خوبانم چو شمع
شب نشین کوی سربازان و رندانم چو شمع
روز و شب خوابم نمیآید به چشم غم پرست
بس که در بیماری هجر تو گریانم چو شمع

23 Sep 2010 8:57pm

@Amir Pouryousef: Thanks Amir, for your comment. I would like the English translation, if possible...

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran


23 Sep 2010 9:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of the candle's flame. I love where a "halo" of light appears at the flame's brightest point.

23 Sep 2010 9:24pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is a beautiful composition! Wonderful effect the light makes! Very creative and unique shot! Well done!!!

23 Sep 2010 9:26pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

So nice details of the candle light!

23 Sep 2010 10:29pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Creative shot.

23 Sep 2010 10:43pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

"When we life in darkness, our human life is a constant want.
When we live in Light, our divine life is a constant achievement.
Light in the physical is beauty.
Light in the vital is capacity.
Light in the mind is glory.
Light in the heart is victory."

23 Sep 2010 10:51pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow that flame is spectacular!!

23 Sep 2010 10:52pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Nicely done. I like the wick visable through the flame

23 Sep 2010 11:05pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful shot! Superb lighting. I also like the quote - it's so true

24 Sep 2010 12:32am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

candles can be quiet mezmarising, nice commentary...

24 Sep 2010 3:05am

Ked from Sidney, Canada

Very beautiful close up of the flaming candle.

24 Sep 2010 3:29am

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

cool shot, well done

24 Sep 2010 3:44am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent capture!

24 Sep 2010 4:16am

Becky from los angeles, United States

it's a beauty! Well done!

24 Sep 2010 4:22am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the message through the proverb, and here is a lovely illustration, long flame & delicious tones in this greenish transparency of the wax.

24 Sep 2010 9:01am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

beautiful flame (jyoti) :))

24 Sep 2010 4:33pm

@Jyoti: Yes indeed....nice" jyoti".. Thanks ..

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great detail.

27 Sep 2010 6:06pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, I love the colour and flame

28 Sep 2010 9:48am