I mentioned yesterday that I had a few more Flames theme ideas. I attempted one of them today (not the burning plastic), and it didn’t work out as I’d planned.
Luckily in the attempt I discovered an idea so completely obvious that I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it yet. You see, I’ve shot flames on candles, flames on paper and flames on shot glasses – but I haven’t yet shot just the flames. After my accidental discovery tonight I decided to rectify that. And while I like many of the Flames images I’ve shot so far, I have to say I think these are my favorite. Thank goodness for happy accidents.
The image of the day captures the flames leaping up from the log, including one bit in the left corner that’s actually completely disconnected from the wood.
As often happens, the girls prefer a different image from the series. Their choice is a much closer shot of the flames, and gives the feeling of an inferno. If you look closely at the bottom left, you can also see a clue as to how I achieved these high flames while shooting.