By The Soft Glow of The Orange Candle

The orange candle with translucent wax starting to run down the cylinder.

In the modern world, candles are considered more of a decoration, or a source of illumination during rare power outages. However, I also love the artistic feel of soft candlelight, so I decided to photograph my orange candle in a dark bathroom when I took a break from dusting yesterday. I had actually been dusting my candles and crystal candle holders and realized how seldom these are burnt, so I decided to do an orange candle photo shoot.

The orange candle sits in a crystal candle holder, which reflects the light.
In this photograph, the candle appears almost red.
The purplish blue hue of the flame is apparent in this photograph.

Today I am becoming more interested in candles than I have ever been previously, and I am even considering making a candle out of a real orange. Stay tuned to see if I do it.




Power Lines In The Desert

Usually, I just photographed the more natural side of the desert, but sometimes I do capture the artificial parts of the landscape.

Today a friend mentioned how one desert scene I captured looked more industrial, and that was part of the reason I did not post it at first. I feel like only the beautiful nature scenes are worth posting, but the manufactured components in the desert have been there decades before my birth, so I always grew up looking at the large pylons connecting power lines between the mountains and the desert. As a kid, I used to think of large pylons as wearing long full skirts and funny large hats.

The beauty of the boulders, chaparral, and hills are still clear juxtaposed the metal power lines.

Ducks At Grass Valley Lake

Two American Pekin ducks swimming along at Grass Valley Lake.
The mallard ducks floating on the lake.
The head feathers of a duck are tousled by the wind.
The ducks are standing on the solar light island with water shimmering all around.
A closeup of the ducks on the solar light island.
Many ducks are swimming along the shimmery water.
Zoomed out view of Grass Valley Lake, with the little ducks visible on the water.
Another view of the ducks on Grass Valley Lake.
The two American Pekin ducks swimming in the distance.
One of the white ducks has green on its bill.
The orange flipper of a duck is visible through the water.
Ripples of water all around the American Pekin ducks as they paddle along.
The white duck on the right is sticking its bill in the water.
A view of the American Pekin ducks from the back.

It was quite difficult to film the ducks with the gusty wind gushing into my face since I forgot to bring a jacket on my walk, but I did put together a short video.