Simple (and beautiful) lighting...

Pop quiz time, get your pencil and sit up straight in your chairs.

Take a look at this first picture (only) and tell me how it's lit.

Okay, times up... pencils down.

What did you guess? If your answer was candlelight you are right.

This photo was taken by reader Laurens Kaldeway.

During a power outage a few days ago he grabbed a handful of candles and took this picture of his daughter. Laurens converted it to black and white in Lightroom.

Doesn't get much simpler (or prettier) than that.

(click on either image to view larger in a new window)


LPK said...

Scott, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the encouragement very much!

Keep up the wonderful work you do in building up the photographic community.

Laurens Kaldeway

Maryann [Maryann's*****Fotos] said...

Impressive and beautiful! Nice to see you don't need expensive equipment for an awesome look!

Adam said...

Beautiful shot! Based on the catch lights, I was thinking 4-5 small light sources, but didn't draw the logical conclusion to candle light. Very nice, Laurens!

half blind said...

Very creative. Love the Obies!