Fire Art – Series 2 – From Sequoia National Forest

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.

Campfire in Sandy Flat Campground - Sequoia National Forest

It All Started Out So Simple (And Ugly)

Campfire in Sandy Flat Campground - Sequoia National Forest

Soon Becoming More Complex (I Like The Wavy Log On The Right)

Campfire in Sandy Flat Campground - Sequoia National Forest

Conflagration

Campfire in Sandy Flat Campground - Sequoia National Forest

Circular Polarizer Screaming In Agony

Campfire in Sandy Flat Campground - Sequoia National Forest

Enfuego

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3 Responses to Fire Art – Series 2 – From Sequoia National Forest

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  2. Sean says:

    “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.”

    “Me Tarzan. You Jane.”, and yes fire’s hot.

  3. Tim says:

    Words to live by.

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