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This weeks theme really appealed to my inner pyro. Anytime I can play with fire and a camera it’s a good day!
This is actually a composite of 3 images taken using the 85mm f/1.8 and a 20mm extension tube I lit it with a bare YN-560 flash at 1/4 power and snooted to avoid spill onto the background all triggered with the Cactus V5 triggers. I must have burned through half a box of matches to get the shots I wanted, and even though I had good ventilation that I would use between each shot I started to get light headed near the end and the smell of matches was stuck in my nose all day long.
Despite the mild CO poisoning I’m thrilled at the results and wanted to share them with you, I found that using 2-4 matches was the best way to get a lot of smoke with the added side benefit of big flames when they lit up.
Finally a composite of 8 images:
Thanks for stopping by and seeing me play with fire and smoke.