Don’t worry, I’m not burning books. While the title of the post is in fact inspired by the book of the same name, it refers to the temperature at which paper in general burns – not just books in a dystopian future.
The girls were all at Scouts of one form or another this evening, and the Puppy was hiding in the basement (I think she knew what I had planned) so I had the house to myself to experiment, so I thought I’d try another Flame image. Specifically I wanted to burn some papers. I was hoping to catch that unique look of fast burning paper, when you have the blue beginnings of a flame, the actual flame itself, and the smoldering remnants of the fire all at the same time.
As with many of the candle shots, I ended with two images I liked – one with a relatively static flame and one with flame in motion. The flame in motion image is the shot of the day as that’s the one the wife chose 😉
While I like that shot, I also like the static flame image. It is more in line with what I set out to capture with the prominent embers and blue flame along the bottom.
This may be the last in the Flames series. While the subjects themselves are different, I’m finding that the behavior of the flames and the way the camera captures them are becoming very similar. Unless I can come up with something off the wall to try I’m likely going to be moving on.