Killer! As much as I like the concept, the action, and the cropping, what I really love is the color. That bit of purple created by the fire reflecting on the candle against the cobalt of the candle and the teal of the BG is beautiful.
Hm, I really don't know. I just grabbed the candle that was sitting in a candle holder on my dresser, and it just happened to be black. Now I'm wondering how a red candle would look. Thanks for the comment.