Title: Fair Trade
Shot with a Canon 5d Mark II / 85mm 1.2
settings: ISO 100, F2.0, .6 sec
It was a very simple shot. I used a tripod and remote trigger since
there was only 1 light source the Candle
-Brent Schnarr

Shot with the light of just one candle with a Canon 5D and 180mm macro lens at ISO 400. 1/2 second at f3.5
1/2 second at f3.5
-Mike Kim

I used a Nikon D90 Handheld at
ISO 1600
38 mm
1/40th sec
-Don Aherin

Fuji Finepix S6000FD w/polarizing filter on tripod
ISO 200
F 3.1
Glass/frosted glass chess set
Donald Byrne vs. Bobby Fischer 1956
-Mellanie Fuller

This little guy is one of my favourite photo subjects, so I decided to shoot him for this week's challenge (of which one tealight candle was lit). This photo was shot with Nikon D50 (18-200mm VR lens) with the following settings: f/4.5, ISO400, and an exposure time of 1.5 seconds.
- Kelly Seto

Nikon D90
13 Seconds
ISO 1250
-Andrew Howard

Nikon D5000
50mm f1.8 D lens
Velbon Tripod
ML-13 Remote
Shutter set to 20 seconds.
The file being judged was not altered, however the wallpaper images were imported as layers and masked out.
-Edward Meshuris

Nikon D700
Nikon 85mm F/1.8 @ 1.8 1/10th sec shutter
Shot in raw and used lightroom's "creative - aged photo" preset which
made it look really grainy.
-Aaron Hwang

I used a basic tealight positioned directly behind a glass of water, poured some flavor crystals in, and kept snapping.
Camera: Sony DSC-R1 camera
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1 second
- Michelle Benoit

Panasonic GH1, shutter open for 6 seconds,f/18, ISO 320. Opened my medicine cabinet until the mirror was at a close angle to the main mirror, turned off the lights.
-Dan Filbin

Shot with a Nikon D3000
1/60 sec
1600 iso
Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens
shot at 55mm
-Tyler Jackson

Canon 5dMark II
Sigma 70-200mm EX
ISO 100
F 2.8
Shutter speed 2.5
I hung the statue upside down to make it appear that the light was coming from up above.
Using long term exposure I quickly moved the candle to light the side of his face.
-Felix Mendoza

Kodak z1485 point-and-shoot
3/6/2010 23:20
14.2 MP
High Color
f4.4 1.6 0.0
ISO 80
Taken in my bathroom with the Virgin Guadeloupe sitting on top of a crappy amp, on top of my toilet.
-Karl Benitez

Placed a candle in a crystal orb on the ground, and put my Canon Rebel XS on a tripod above it. Took a bunch of takes to get it just right, no post-production.
F/4.5 - 0.50s - ISO 100 - 18-55@33mm
-Skylar Shafer

Shot this with my Canon XTI with a 50mm lens at f 4 and a 1/60 shutter speed and an iso of 800. I bounced the light from the candle off white poster board to help amplify the dim lighting.
-Timothy Schubert

Taken with a Canon Rebel XS using a 28-105 lens at max aperture (f3.5) on a tripod. I set it to ISO 800, and after experimenting with white balance, decided I actually liked the look of the Auto WB mode best
-Eric Kornblum

For this one here I'm using a D3s fitted with a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a remote release so I can shoot myself. There's a dirt-cheap tripod holding the rig where I need it. Some black foam core is holding up the candle off to the side.
Shooting at ISO 6400 to keep jitters and motion blur down. For the same reason, I'm keeping the aperture as wide as I can, but stopping it down just enough to keep things in focus. White balance doesn't concern me at this point since I tune that in Camera RAW post.
The candle is just millimetres behind the bulb to give it strong illumination. A large white fill reflector is off to camera right.
-Leon Ostrom

I wanted to shoot something which reflected the light from the candle and eventually came up with the idea of bubbles in a bubble bath. And I think the soft lighting from the candle onto the bubbles helped give a romantic edge to what a nice warm bubble bath should be.
-Donna McCulloch

Using a candle and some flammable hair product, I shot this photo in front a mirror in my bathroom to give it a brighter look. I had my camera on a tripod while I tried to simultaneously spray the flammable product on to the candle while taking a photo. The Camera I used was the Canon XSI with 18-135 IS, f/5.6, ISO 1600, shutter 1/1600, focal length 135.

Camera model : NIKON D90
Lens: NIKON DX AF-S NIKKOR 18-105 1:3.5-5.6G ED
ISO equiv. : 800
Flash used : No
Focal length : 105.0mm (35mm equivalent: 157mm)
Exposure time: 0.013 s (1/80)
Aperture : f/5.6
Exposure bias: 2.00
Whitebalance : Manual @ 3130K
Metering Mode: center weight
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
Zhongyang Liu
-Haley Meadow

50mm /1.4
ISO 3200
I wanted to cheat one this a little and get two lights from one source. my friend K was over and we shot this while she was looking into a mirror. I sat behind her and shot over her shoulder. so you see me (a bit) with my camera, and the candle and the back of her head (a bit) out of focus. the only thing that you do see clearly is her mirror image. so there are three subjects in the photo, the only one you can really see, is not actually real.

Canon G11Exposure: 3,2 sec at f 3,2 and ISO 400.
I used a tea light, a mirror and some aluminum foil to create the shining effects. The bullets (caliber 30-06) has been in the cartridge chamber during the deer hunt, which is why they are a bit scratched. I chose those two because I wanted that rough look on them. I did some minor adjustments in Photoshop like cropping, sharpening and contrast, apart from that the picture is untouched.
-Loui Nydelius

Taken with a Canon S90 (6 - 22.5mm lens), from the EXIF data looks like:
Shutter speed: 1/40
Aperture value: F2.0
ISO 640
I had her sit as close to the candle as I could, so her face is about an inch from the flame in this shot, and tried to get the camera as close as possible while avoiding casting a shadow, I hope you like it.
-Devin Radcliffe

I set up a candle on the left side, and placed the wine and glasses in the middle of the table. I used a Canon Digital Rebel XT with a Canon 24-105 lens at 24mm, f/4, 15 seconds, ISO 400. I did a little post processing in Photoshop to bring out some of the details.
-Joe Russo

Shot using a Canon XSi with the Canon 50 mm f/1.8 II lens at ISO 1600, f/14, 6.0 s exposure. I didn't use a tripod, since I don't own one, so I propped the camera on a book while I set up the picture (manual focus, set f-stop and exposure length), set a 2 second delay, hit the shutter and then let it do its thing.
-Atif Kukaswadia

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G DX
Candle: Stinky-ass Cherry and Mulberry scented candle
Camera Settings:
f-stop: f/4
exp: 15 sec at ISO-200 shot in raw, converted to jpg, cropped and resized using Photoshop Elements 8, no other tweaking involved.
The Set Up:
Placed candle, lighter, and a porcelain creamer shaped like Babe the Blue Ox on a pleather ottoman, with a velvet paisley jacket serving as a backdrop. An odder, or more random assemblage of elements in a photo I doubt you'll find.
Camera was tripod mounted, didn't open the aperture all the way, cause I wanted everything within the depth of field for the shot.

This was shot with my Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens
ISO 100
Focal Length 58mm
F 5.6
Shutter 4 seconds
I set it up in my garage and covered the vents with black velvet to cut out all other light. I used aluminum foil for reflectors and a piece of wax paper to diffuse the light from the candle. I set the white balance using an Expodisk. Nikon Capture NX2 was used for post processing. I have included a shot of the setup.
-Brian Goldstein

Title: Breaking Free
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikkor 35mm F1.8
ISO: 1000
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure time: 5sec.
Exposure bias: +5
Post-process: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS4 were used for
cropping, minimal highlight recovery and increased contrast.
Photo was taken hand-held while standing on a chair.
-Pooya Gharahgozli

. I shot a walking stick that I stuck in a bookcase so I'd have some light bounced off of the wall and the shelves. It was more fun than anything
-Monique Priestley

Point-and-Shoot Canon PowerShot A470. Focal length 6.3mm, Aperture f/3.0, ISO 800.
-Jacob Chandler

Shot using a Canon S2 IS, on a tripod. Shutter priority mode (5 seconds, f/3.5).
- Cynthia D'Angelo

Camera:Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure: 30s
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F/4.5
I pretty much used the Candle as a paintbrush to paint the outline guitar.
-Shant Meguerdichian

Camera Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1 / 80
Av( Aperture Value ) 9
ISO Speed 1000
Flash Off
Shooting Date/Time 04/05/10 22:51:31
WB 8200K
Lens EF 85mm f1.2L II USM
The subject was a clear sandblasted glass head on a stand. the candle placed behind the head.
-Pulin Chandaria

GF1, 60 second exposure, County Leitrim, Ireland
-Chris Keating

I went walking in the cemetery behind Brandeis University in Waltham, MA (Mt. Feake Cemetery) and found lots of pine cones whose scales had been partly removed by squirrels. I put the pine cone in a glass with a white piece of paper behind it in the bathroom and used a single scented candle with a mirror to focus the light. Only post-processing I did was cropping.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter: 40"
-Jeremy Frisch

I took this shot with my Nikon D5000 at ISO 3200 with a f 1.4 / 50mm lens at f 1.4. I used a mirror to help increase the available light from the candle.
-Dean Carter

"Scaredy Cat" Shooting Summary:
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Lens: 18-55mm
ISO: 3200
Exposure time: 1/8
Setting: 1 tea light candle; 1 Mexican wooden horse
- Yi-Ching Lin

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
Intelligent Auto Mode
Clear incandescent bulb lit by votive candle. I tried to hide the actual
flame behind the bulb's glass stem, then braced the camera against a
cabinet to get a steady shot.
-Tim Bolstad

Shot taken of a candle in a five-sided, mirrored niche.
Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm lens
Aperture priority, f13, four seconds in bulb exposure mode, ISO 100
-Doug Boyer

1/50 sec
Focal Length of 18mm
When you said that we could only use one candle, I realized that one could still be quite creative. I figured I'd turn my one candle into 'three' candles, by using my friend's vanity mirrors. Because of the increase in light, I increased the shutter speed a little, to prevent any over exposure
-Gareth Tiedt

Equipment: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Shutter Speed: 10.0 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Rating: 80
Focal Length: 8.322mm
Manfrotto Tripod
Candle 1.5cm x 15.5
-Lee Ryda

For this for photo I like the way the scale of the candle and the flame worked with the 12' action figure of Indiana Jones. I put him close to a wall to get the iconic shadow of the man in the hat in the photo. The lens flare was not planned but works well because it gave the photo a very film-like
Shot with a Canon EOS XTI with a Sigma 18-50 2.8 lens
set to 25mm, 1/5 second shutter, f 8.0, 1600 iso
-David Pisani

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.8
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Shutter speed: 4 sec
-Kevin Nealis

These were shot with only the light of one candle in an otherwise dark room. I used my Nikon D40 in Manual mode with a shutter speed of 1/20s, f/1.8, and an ISO of 620 while using the Nikon 35mm AF-S prime lens. You probably recognize the likeness of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's funerary mask.
-Peter Berg

Taken with Canon 40D 50mm f/1.8 lens on Tripod and remote trigger. No place dim enough, so I set up the bathroom as my studio. Single candle illumination. 4 second exposure at f/7.0, ISO 400, Aperture priority mode.
-Bradley Witover

Canon EOS Rebel XT 8 Megapixels
f/stop 1.8
50 mm
Exposure -1
ISO 1600
File format: RAW
Shutter speed: 1/6
-YeeMey Seah

Canon EOS Rebel XT
50 mm f/stop 1.8
ISO 1600
-Mark Labrador

Shot at the Castle at Arcadia University
Camera: Nikon D90
f-stop: f/5.3
exposure time: 1/5 sec.
ISO speed: 2000
focal length: 70mm
Metering mode: spot
-Pedro Leal

Twirling blue crystal between flame and camera
Nikon D60
Focal length: 26mm
Shutter: 3 sec
Aperture: F/29
ISO: 200
-Denise Mendoza

This pictures was taken with a Lumix GH1 using a 20mm f1.7 lens. The candle is a small tea light one in a holder with slits in it. ISO 400 with a 1 sec exposure at f/1.7.
-Aaron Parker

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikor 14-24mm f/2.8 at 14mm
ISO: 3200
Exposure: 30 seconds
F-stop: f/16
I took this in my garage about an hour ago. A single candle was placed at camera left just out of frame. I then stood behind the camera and used a mirror in each hand to reflect the candle light onto the front wheel and engine.
-Jonathan Brizendine

This was shot with a Canon 50D and Canon 80mm 1.8 lens at ISO 800 f/1.8 1/320sec. Hand held self portrait through a beveled mirror.
-Rob Gierthy

-Dana Post

Canon Digital Rebel XT with kit lens
ISO 200
Focal 25mm
3.20 Seconds
-Joshua Post

Taken with a Canon 40D, 28-135mm (kit) lens set to 28mm. Fifteen second exposure taken at f8.0 and ISO 500.
-Carl Nyflot

Shoot with a Nikon D5000 with a 18-55mm kit lens at focal length 22mm.
Aperature: 7.1
-Stephen Sin

Kept it simple, just looked around my apartment and found something to shoot.
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 50mm 1.4 G
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/5
Aperture: 1.4
Focal Length: 50mm
-Walter Juarez

Taken w/ Sony a350 DT 50mm f/1.8 Lens. Manual settings were f/1.8, 1/4sec, ISO-100 no flash just candlelight.
This is a photo of Rust-E as a Mad Scientist w/ his creation "IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!".
I cut two apples in half 1 green and 1 red, I then stapled them together.
-Luis Marroquin

Nikon D70 18-70 MM lens iso 200
-Ian Bell

I call the picture Gizmodo Anywhere. The picture was taken with Canon 5D and 24-105 lens. The settings were 50mm, f/9 and shutter speed 2.5 seconds. I used the single light as the light source and two white boards from the left and right to get more fill light onto the the left page.
-Yan Zverev

I built the crane out of legos and set up the lego guy. I took the picture after the candle had reached a high enough flame. Nikon D5000, 6 sec exposure, focal length 100mm, ISO-400
-Jacob Gardner

This picture was taken with a Sony Cybershot on the highest resolution available and the ISO setting. The setting was a single candle on a stone with flower pedals surrounding it and taken on a granite counter top in complete darkness. The technique was at a slight upward angle to reduce glare and emphasize the flame.
-Jack Rudd

Used canon eos450d with the canon 28-80mm usm lens with uv filter.
f/4 5" exposure with 1600iso.
quite enjoyed this as love candles and dark photos
-David Wheeler

-Guru Dash

I lit a single candle and placed it about 2 ft away. I used a white glossy surface for a little bounce so the subject wasn't completely in silhouette.
Canon EOS 40D
Focal lenght: 18mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutterspeed: 2.0s
ISO: 400
-Gregg McClurg

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Len
ISO 800
6.0 seconds
-Ron Friedman

Panasonic Lumix GF1 ( 20mm f1.7 Lumix pancake lens)
-Tommy Eubanks