I was supposed to participate in a black belt promotion ceremony called a kamiza at the Academy of Okinawan Karate tonight, but the combination of winter weather and a sick child conspired against me. Not only did I miss out on what would have been a great event but I missed out on a great Photo Friday opportunity.
I decided to mimic that opportunity tonight. The kamiza is held by candlelight, and every karateka in the ceremony carries in their own candle. I had my candle at home, so I lit it up and started playing with the camera.
Something I learned from this pic is I need a remote. I kind of like the pic, but the focus could really be better, especially since I used a low aperture resulting in a very narrow depth of field. I may retake this one when I get a remote, and play with the exposure to capture the flame.
While I was playing with the camera and the distance, I caught this picture. I did a quick crop, otherwise it’s straight off the camera.