I have already posted photos about the traditions of my University (University of Miskolc). These traditions have German origins. Sachtag (or Szakest in Hungarian) refers to candlelit event, which was originally organized in pubs or wine-cells for teachers and students to discuss professional issues within a less former framework. Nowadays, it is more about fun, but to some formalities still exist.
It was taken with my Lumix FZ-30, my first camera, which remained in service as my party-camera after I bought the Nikon. Recording such events were quite tricky as the FZ-30 only went to iso 400 with a 2,8 lens and there is no extra light sources on these events. I usually used a reflecting screen on my external flash, sync on the second curtain and of course relied on the VR. Exif: f2,8, 1/5s, iso 400.
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Noel_Byrne (33732) 2017-03-20 12:25
Very cool photo, the light is magical and all the peoples expressions are perfect, not ready in a group. The combination of the candlelight and the vivid red sash make this a slightly vampiric looking shot.
dta (82972) 2017-03-20 12:41
Hello Gyorgy ,
Comme un "clair-obscur" de Rembrandt !
Très jolie scène bien capturée .
holmertz (59760) 2017-03-20 13:08
Well, it is not quite Rembrandt, but it is a photo where you have handled the weak light very cleverly. The atmosphere is not as mysterious as in Rembrandt's paintings, even if I find some of these student traditions mysterious enough. But it's top rate for the light.
kasianowak (10605) 2017-03-20 15:58
You created fabulous mood in this dark image with fantastic play of light and shadow. Chiaroscuro at its best, Caravaggio would be proud!
Well done on exposure it's so easy to get it wrong in this kind of difficult conditions.
jemaflor (103719) 2017-03-20 18:21
excellent light management, well captured, interesting result, tfs.
emka (107851) 2017-03-21 0:23
hello Gyorgy, Splendid picture of this celebration. The view with the candles like on the paintings of George de la Tour. marvelous light.
Kind regrad s MAlgo
jhm (161013) 2017-03-21 6:26
The university students are always specially but your picture is taken with wonderful of light.
Your picture is splendid taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
rychem (43412) 2017-03-21 9:28
Candlelight always creates a very mysterious atmosphere, you have caught this atmosphere in your photo, very nice effect of illuminated faces against the dark room,
abmdsudi (58302) 2017-03-23 8:03
A serene low key warm composition. The gorgeous glow fills the space while keeping the tradition alive on what looks lovely interaction between them fitting neatly into the composition. Your lighting control is faultless turning this an alluring snap, Congrats