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spreads like fire

spreads like fire
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Copyright: Joris Matthe (Tenfold) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 15 N: 138] (932)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Experimental, Nocturnal
Camera: Canon A570IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): fires [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-16 11:57
Viewed: 2002
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Actually the fire wasn't at all this spectacular. I coincidentally ended up with this result to be honest. You have got to try this (if you haven't already). Only works in the dark.

1. set shutter speed between 5 and 10 seconds (I used eight seconds here)
2. don't forget the flash.
3. shoot the shot. You need to move a bit for this shot: turn the camera around, shooting the dark backgrounds and only occasionally turn back to the fire basket.

The result is that the fire basket is not out of focus at all, because it was only lighted with the flash, but during the eight seconds it is pitch black (be sure that it is!). The extra flames are 'painted' on during the eight seconds of your shoot. A lot of fun, I can assure you.

thanks for looking


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fantastic technique one to bookmark to try with the next bbque. tfs the image is superb.

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  • Hudda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
  • [2008-06-16 12:59]

Very nice
superb technique....i will surely try

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-16 13:05]

Hello Joris
Thanks for the detailed notes...
Wonderful/safe idea on how to "play with fire"


Wow, this is fantastic Joris, the result is awesome, it def looks like an amazing fire! and I am amazed that the basket is still in focus!! thanks for explaining so well too! Very creative!


Hi Joris,

...I've reread your note a few times, not sure I get the technique steps, but it's one heck of a photo! It's really neat the way the container is sharp, yet flames dancing everywhere! Congratulations!


Nice work Joris a very well captured image.

Regards Mark :)


The fire looks like it is dancing around with great vigour and amusement. Awesome capture and colours. GReat effect and result from your experiment. Thanks for your notes. TFS Joris.


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