It seems as if your hand is a peripheral manifestation of your mind as a whole. You holding the candle is like you are blissfully sustaining a minimalistic burden. The wax melting and forming it's way to the contours of your hand and the fact that the wax is sustaining the flame is as if the provide a metaphorical transition between you and the fire an even more real manifestation of your acceptance of the candle. You generate the overall vibe that the candle is not an unwelcome presence. I like how your hand almost fades out of view towards the bottom edge of the picture generating the concept that your hand is levitating further denoting the concept that the hand is a conceptual representation of you but not a literal one. I have to cap this off by saying I love and adore the powerful asthetics of the nice strong flame, this is well created.
The feelings I get from this picture are of patience and enlightenment. Candles, especially melted ones give the image age as they are no longer a common source of illumination now days and given how long it takes to actually melt one. Patience is shown by the fact that the wax has run down the hand in multiple areas, in long beaded streams. The feeling of enlightenment is that of the bright flame in the dark. With so many emotions in such a simple picture, which I'm sure was in no way simple to take, I cannot help but to love this picture and the symbolism it carries with it.
This reminds me of what life is about, the ever burning candle we strive to keep lit and the wax is the ordeals that life throws at us, shedding each drop thickly into our skin; marking it as a reminder for later on when we look back in said life. Beautiful shot!
Yes they do. In fact, I recently came across some specially designed to not only be very mild but specifically designed so all the colors feel the same in terms of heat. Remember, it's not just temperature that matters as thermal conductivity and specific heat are also very important.
That is often the case and scents do the same thing. It all has to do with the number of calories (amount of heat) being transferred to the skin and how quickly that happens. As an extreme example, you can hold a 2000 degree white hot space shuttle tile in your hand safely for up to 10 seconds. Of course it varies from candle to candle so if you are using regular store bought candles be careful and drip one or two drops on your wrist from about 18 inches away to start. Of course, beeswax should be avoided like the plague.
Even most such specialty candles are not designed so that all colors feel the same, the only ones I have seen like that are made by "the crimson hedonist" on etsy. Please be careful.