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About two weeks ago Kathie and I rented a cabin in the Shenandoah mountains for a couple days. We went hiking with Max at Skyline Drive, we did lots of reading, played Scrabble, did a jigsaw puzzle, watched a Harry Potter DVD, and ate lots of snacks.

We also had a fireplace.

Shortly after starting the fire, I realized I have never really tried photographing fire before, so I gave it a try. Here are a couple of pictures. The first two were taken at 1/30 and 1/10 second exposures. The last one is with the flash on, which obviously isn’t a good thing.

2007-11-12-045281.jpg Fire Fire


1 Comment

  1. Vnend
    November 26, 2007

    The 1/30 sec is very nice. With a neutral gray filter and an even longer exposure the blurring of the flames would also make a nice shot.

    Was the one with the flash a ‘slow-sync’ shot, or a straight flash photo? It looks like a straight flash; I would expect a slow-sync version to be more orange.

    Thanks for putting them up.