l’Oiseau de Feu

Abstract representationalism

Continuing in the theme set by the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge of ‘Abstract’, I’d like to share a photo with you that was part of my initial exploration into abstract photography.

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l’Oiseau de Feu

This image came to me during a photography camp that I attended with a number of local photographers a number of years back.  The idea behind the camp was to get away from the daily grind and work on some of our technical skills with lots of different classes and set up photoshoots.  That part was enjoyable and I got some rather cool shots from the weekend, but sitting around the campfire with a receptive brain became the key benefit for me.  Nothing like low light to inspire some different shots…

Technical Details

This was shot completely in-camera using a Canon EOS 1D MkIII and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Using aperture priority, I got the shutter speed slowed to just over 3 seconds for this shot while doing a slow zoom with the lens.

Another Angle

Of course, it’s nigh impossible to speak of the Firebird and (sorry Pontiac aficionados) not think of Igor Stravinsky’s masterful composition…

Inspired  by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract.