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Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Image of the Week

The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle

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Image of the Week #108, September 11th, 2013:

From: Waxbows: The Incredible Beauty of a Blown Out Candle by Kyle Hill at But Not Simpler.

Source: Grover Schrayer

With video so widely available, why would anyone choose to make still image? Grover Schrayer’s exquisite extinguished candles illuminate the persistance of the photograph. A photograph freezes a moment, rescuing the finer details from washing away. Viewers contemplate the subject on their own terms, at their own pace, so that motion doesn’t erase the beauty of an object. Don’t miss the Schrayer’s full set on Flickr.

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