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At Eastern big fires at lighted to expell all evil Its an old tradition in my hometown.
Netherlands - Huissen- 2014
Structure Fire this was practice burn by local firemen, they managed to destroy the whole building safely, shot in North Carolina.
1.Combine one part Winter,
2.A giant cement mixing bowl,
3. Mix liberally with a dozen logs.
4. Let simmer for awhile.
5. Prep Camera
6. Set Timer for 10 seconds (less and you risk hurtling yourself running headfirst into the pit trying to get into position with ice and snow underfoot.)
7. Set exposure for 3-10 seconds.
8. Immediately add ex-pyromaniac model with instructions to stay still lest the recipe flop.
8. Let Bake
Taken Christmas 2005 in Northern British Columbia with my Mom's Christmas Present. The texture on the right sky is the captured lines of falling snow.
I really like the contrast between the abstract chaotic patterning of the sparks and the linear fall of the snow. I was trying to achieve a sense of magical ambiance with a human counterpoint to act as the magician. I wanted to make it seem as though I was calling forth fire from the bowels of the earth.
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Poush shonkranti.....kite flying festivals or locally known as 'Poush Shongkranti', which is celebrated on the last day of 'Poush' month of the Bengali month.
Location: Old town, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Explore# 67 on Monday, January 17, 2011
Flambeau--A burning torch, especially one carried in procession. This was shot from a temple procession, in which the devotees carry the flambeau right in front of the procession followed by ornamented elephants carrying the God or Goddess.
O boneco q queimam é tipo um judas, e tb é o começo da despedida do inverno. : )
Fire Roses - Thalya By Daniel Arrhakis (2014, 2015)
Long, long time ago, existed Seven Fire Roses, each one with a special power. Thalya had the power to protect the passions and lovers but also to ward off the forces of darkness... to those who believed in it !!
This work is also in my fineartamerica page if you want to see :
Made for the contest Challenge #9 - Breaking the Visual Cliché - The Blind Pig Speakeasy
Another frame from the Winter Solstice Fire Festival, these are artists from IGNITION, spinning some massive pois.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Last night was the longest, a fire has traditional to burn. Here an impression. I always see faces, animals, fantasy creatures in the fire. Have you seen some, too?