A Photo for Friday

"Flickering Flame"

Flickering Flame
“Flickering Flame”
March 13, 2020
Pike Road, AL
FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Kathy says:

    This reminded me of some lyrics:

    Close your eyes.
    Give me your hand, darling.
    Do you feel my heart beating?
    Do you understand?
    Do you feel the same?

  2. Mu Yixiao says:

    2 comments (as an amateur photographer)

    1) It looks to be a digital artifact, but whatever that little line is on the left-hand side about 1/3 from the top is incredibly distracting.

    2) I find the framing a bit odd. I would have moved the flame lower in the frame–with the bottom of the flame at the lower 1/3 line or slightly higher. The large black space at the bottom is disconcerting. Is that intentional?

  3. @Mu Yixiao: I believe that is a glint of light off another object.

    And yes, the framing was intentional.

  4. @Kathy: Cool. Thanks for sharing that.

  5. de stijl says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:

    The Bangles deserve more love.