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One day in early spring my wife Liz and I, plus a few friends, were enjoying a nice evening outdoors in our back garden, keeping warm around a well fed fire pit.
As the flames died away to leave red hot glowing embers I thought to myself - 'that would make quite a striking image'.
No sooner thought than done, and my camera was out and mounted on my tripod in the blink of an eye.
It took me a few test shots to dial in the exposure just as I wanted it, with the light coming off the embers very heavily weighted towards the red end of the spectrum.
But the final images give off a real feeling of warmth, which was the effect I as trying to achieve, mimicking the warmth of the dying fire on our hands and faces.
Filename - fire 01
Camera - Canon EOS 350D DSLR
Lens - 55-200mm zoom @ 62mm
Exposure - 2.5 secs @ f/11, ISO100
Filters - None.
Location - Mold, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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