Welcome to Week 39 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. First of all, a great, big thank you to all of you wonderful participants who made week 39 the biggest and best week yet! Clearly, the theme of Cold grabbed each of you in one way or another and tickled some creative instinct to produce such wonderful entries!
Of course, the logical progression in themes after all this cold work would be to opt for hot, but that might just be a little too straightforward for this creative crowd! So, this week’s challenge is Fire! Keeping in mind that this doesn’t have to be physical fire, but could be allegorical or cleverly imagined in any of many ways, go out and create something novel.
To kick off your creative processes on this one, here’s something a bit abstract that may just bring forth the fires of creation in a galaxy far away…
This image came from my being somewhat bored around a campfire and wanting to do something a little different in my photography. I messed around a bit with timing and zoom blur to create this shot and kicked off my first abstract image, which led to many more over the years.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
This challenge shouild keep you warm, and very much fired up! If you decide to play with fire, please be careful; take it from a former firefighter, fire is risky! Oh yes, please have fun!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 24-105 f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at f/16 and 1/3 second with 100 ISO. A twist of the barrel with a steady hand produced the streaking effect.