Day 258 (15 Sep 2012) Fire Dancers

Last night I went to the wedding of a very good and close friend. ¬†After the reception ended at 11:30 pm, a friend and I headed to Downtown Providence, RI to see Waterfire. But due to the late hour, most of the fires were out ūüė¶ ¬†But we just hung out a little and stumbled upon a group of people who were playing/performing some ‘fire dancing.’ ¬†They had torch-like objects on the ends of two chains which they twirled around. It was pretty cool. ¬†I used the opportunity to set up my tripod and take some images of their art. ¬†I was able to meet and talk with one of them when I showed her the photos I took of her friend, then she wanted me to shoot her doing it. ¬†It was pretty cool to see them and meet them. ¬†She was very appreciative of the fact that she can now get photos of her doing it.

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 (Ring of Fire)

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18 mm, 8 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 (Fire Dancer)

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Flaming Dance)

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/14, ISO 100 (WaterFire Basin, After)

Day 83 (23 March 2012) Painting With Fire

Tonight I did a few shots based on a post I saw on Photo Extremist (he has some really fun stuff up there, you should check it out).  These shots were taken at the beach in Plymouth, MA:

Glowing Orb

18 mm, 15 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, Glowing Orb

Walking Fire

18 mm, 15 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, Walking Fire

Ring of Fire

18 mm, 15 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, Ring of Fire

Ok, so the secret is this: I put some steel wool in a wire egg beater, attached it to a short cable, lit it on fire, and spun it around and I “orbited” the center of the circle.