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Playing with Fire

Inspired by Mathai's Light Writing post, I wanted to do something that gives similar drama but with a faster shutter.  I can't get Yousef and Noor to stand still for 2 seconds - so an ordinary torch would produce a rather dull result. Then I saw that my wife had bought sparklers.  I knew instantly that this would produce fun results.

There is a lot of potential for some real fun shots.  In the ten minutes we spent in the garden two nights ago, these three were worth sharing.


Reader Comments (11)


June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC2B


June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQ80 BOY

Wonderful results indeed ! I'm sure Yousef and Noor and would'nt mind doing this all night long :)

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Nice shots and must've been fun with the family!

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbid


What kind of settings did you use for the camera?

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Shutter priority mode
Shutter 2 secs
Aperture f/9
ISO 500
Focal length 26mm

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Sparkling effect. ;)

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMacaholiQ8

Thank you all :)

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Beautiful! I like the first one the best because you can see their sweet faces inside the rings of fire. What fun!

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

I have always wanted to try those pictures! With your settings, I'll try my luck!

Thanks! and great pictures as usual!

July 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

[...] Remember this post? Well, I was reminded by SomeContrast to try it with a torch. The possibilities are endless with the different things you draw on an invisible board. It’s clearer than a clear canvas!  For the above photo I wrote God’s name in Arabic (Allah) and that has given me a nice idea for an original Ramadan e-card… [...]

August 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLight of My Life « BuYou

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