How would one translate this sentence into English?
I generally know what each of the words mean individually, however I don't know if any of them change in this context. I'm reading a light novel and the character has found him/herself in a cave with some lit candles around and is a bit confused.
I think that it literally translates to "The candles are quite upright" which of course makes little sense so my guess is that
 I am misreading "上" as "ue", though I can't imagine why it would be read as "jou" or "nobo"
 If I am reading it correctly, then the upright-ness of the candles refers to their luminescence somehow.