This set of photos is my second attempt at creating interesting images by manipulating fire. The Camping and Backpacking Fire fulfills a primal urge, providing light and heat in a landscape that would otherwise be dark and frigid.
These six shots were taken during a recent Camping Trip to the Sandy Flat Campground in Sequoia National Forest. Unfortunately, my Circular Polarizer ($100 lens filter) was destroyed during the generation of these images (due to sheer stupidity).
While I don’t think that their quality was worth the loss, I did learn a valuable lesson in the process: never place sensitive photographic equipment in close proximity to extreme heat.