Today’s photo theme post, therefore, is all on the theme of fire. Fire being twirled around, fire consuming parts of Australia, fire providing warmth and fire being, well, firey. Is there anything fire can’t do? I have no idea. Enjoy the photos as always, and don’t forget, you can always keep up to date with more posts like this either via the RSS feed or on the Facebook page!
The sun obscured by the smoke of a bush fire near our camp in Australia’s Northern Territory. Bush fires up here are usually a controlled event used to manage the land. To see what this looked like later on in the evening, take a look at my star themed post, where the stars fall into the glow of the fire.
A campfire – a quintessential part of any camping experience. Warmth, light and endless opportunities to poke. Here the embers escaping into the night provide an interesting series of vein like lines when taken with a six second exposure and a tripod.
In contrast to the previous shot, this is a very fast shutter speed (1/4000th) shot of a camp fire. It’s pretty amazing how fast fire moves, and attempting to freeze it can be a bit of a challenge.
And finally, proof that fire is great for a bit of entertainment. Here, a series of fire twirlers using staff, poi and even fire hula hoops go through their moves at a festival in the New South Wales outback.
Well, that’s it for the fire related shots for now. I hope you enjoyed them – as always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Brian Hicks says
you need a picture from the tree house my friend ;-P Excellent shots though and really like the one with shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second.
Thanks Baz. Yeah, even though fire obviously produces light, working at
those shutter speeds is still a bit tricky 🙂