In response to today’s WordPress Daily Post prompt of Smoke, I figured it might be interesting to post an image from a number of years back that speaks of the other aspect that is often mentioned with smoke: Fire!
This was an image that came to me from sitting around a campfire with a bunch of photographers and looking for something more interesting to photograph than the usual fire images…
As I was sitting there, I was trying to visualize how I could make the fire come more alive than in a usual still photograph and capture its essence of dynamic flows and creative power. With a twist of my zoom lens and a bit longer exposure, I arrived here.
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII camera and EF 24-105mm f4/L lens. Exposure settings were 1/3 second at f/10 and 400 ISO.