Moon Books Pagan Portals series, aimed at beginners to the Craft. My book is very nearly finished and I am really excited about it - but I need your help.
I'm in the process of deciding what picture should go on the front cover and being a keen photographer I decided to try taking some pictures myself rather than use one from a stock of images.
Obviously the cover has to show at least one candle, but I wasn't sure what else to include so I started by taking a lot of different pictures. Some included things like spell books and a crystal ball, while others just had candles. Although I really liked the ones that had a pile of witchy paraphernalia, I decided to stick just to candles as that is the subject of the book and I took the four photos you can see on this post.
However, I still can't decide whether to go for a single candle or several and I would love to hear people's opinions about which works best.
The pillar candle with its glowing flame is probably the best one technically, but I'm not sure if it is witchy enough. I borrowed that lovely lantern with the pentacle from a witchy friend, but I'm not sure if a group of illuminations looks too cluttered. Here are the descriptions, from top left down to the bottom:
- Single pillar candle and flame
- Four candles (not fork handles, if you remember the old Two Ronnie's sketch...)
- Pillar candle, lantern and tea-light in a little cauldron
- Pillar candle, lantern and taper candle in an antique holder
Please leave a comment telling me which of the four pictures you prefer.