Memories By Lamp Light

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© Andrea Petersen
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The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the the armour of light... Romans 13: 12

How much we depend on the light
As quoted clearly in the scriptures....
To guide us thru' our day and night,
And to give more detail in our pictures....
Poetry by me, AJP

I have been doing some experiments on my attempts to get more detail on my late mother's lamp that I inherited from her.

Not an easy project to do, for the light bulb when the lamp is turned on has a
tendency to burn out the details... This isn't perfect, but I did 20 shots with bracketing my exposures and got rid of the other 19 that were duds, saving number 20 as my favorite, but this is how we learn..

I also tried shooting a picture of the lamp turned off in the day time using auto and flash that shows the hanging pendants more clearly but I wanted to do it the hard way by seeing what I could do with the warm lighting of the lamp turned on at night using manual focus for this experiment.

My mother's lamp brings me comfort and I feel her presence when I turn it on...She loved the light and she lived by the light.

7 responses

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    ahhh, just what i was looking for. what a fantastic lamp. thank you for doing this.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (13 Jan 2012):

    Thank you for the suggestion, Leslie.. It was a helpful idea ...It would be a neat project to do for a theme challenge sometime...It is fun to work with lamps and candles but I need much more work on it to get it perfect...

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Very special Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    This makes a beautiful still life, you did an excellent job of capturing the light from the lamp, through trial and error, and like you said, this is how we learn. That lamp is so beautiful and I know how it makes you feel near your mom, I have experienced feeling close to my parents from items that they once owned and I inherited.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    this is wonderful, I'm sure your mom knows you will treasure this lamp forever!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    I find lighting sources the hardest to photograph without over exposing the actual light source. This is especially true when photographing rooms. You nailed this one. A wonderful capture.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Abeautiful lamp for sure..... love the image too! Very nice!!

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