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Wayne Pauly ignites the field at the annual Schumacher Park prescribed burn, in Waunakee.

 

The main purpose of a zoom lens is to keep you of harms way and bring the subject closer to you, without moving closer to it. Well shooting on my Vivitar 35-70, I found myself shooting the first controlled burn of the year: Being the risktaker that I am I got closer and closer. Til I was to the point that I had to zoom out, shooting at 35mm (equiv of 52mm on digital) the heat was unimaginable as it felt like my face was melting off. One of the water guys said his thermometer register temps in the upwards of 250-300 degrees coming from the fifteen foot flames!

 

Vivitar 35-70 2.8/3.8

f4 1/1600

ISO200

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Taken on March 22, 2012