I bought this tea light holder a few weeks ago. It looks so pretty when the candle inside is lit as the light glows through the translucent bird pattern. Today is St Lucia’s Day and as usual I wanted a candle picture so this morning I played around with shots of this for todays picture whilst is was still dark enough for the lit candle to have some effect. Several came out quite nicely but I’ve chosen this one using a different setting on my camera which gives it a more earthy flame appearance and less ethereal than it is in real life. Again the sharpness has suffered from this setting but I like how the underexposure completely blanks out the wood burning stove it’s sitting on and the stove pipe and wall behind and I really like how it seems almost to be suspended – a light in the midst of darkness.