Featured forum thread: 'Twister fire starter (Fuji X100S)'

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Very VERY cool Pete. I'm amazed that the people could be that still for the 30 second exposures and there'd be that much movement of the flame and the sparks in the 6/10 second exposure. But the end result in stunning in all cases. I've never seen an event like this, but I'd like to some day...

-Ray
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
Awesome, love the first one. Did you have to do any noise correction in PP? The camera is said to be excellent in darker settings but I was just curious about whether or not you had to tweak a little.
 

Petach

Hall of Famer
Oct 22, 2011
UK, Essex
Peter Tachauer
Awesome, love the first one. Did you have to do any noise correction in PP? The camera is said to be excellent in darker settings but I was just curious about whether or not you had to tweak a little.
just tweaked contrast, expposure and colours. No noise correction at all

Thanks

Pete
 

Gary

All-Pro
Aug 19, 2012
Southern California
Gary Ayala
Good stuff Pete. Was this just happenstance and you notice the fireworks or were you notified beforehand? What were they burning, steel wool? What was your shutter speed? Just Wondering.

Gary
 

HeatherTheVet

Top Veteran
Apr 23, 2011
Scotland
Heather
Hi Peter, I'm with several of the previous posts- I really want to know more about the evening. Can you fill us in on the background a wee bit please? I'm hoping to set up some similar shots once the weather changes, my curiosity has been piqued by the organised nature of this. Mine will be much rougher!
 

Petach

Hall of Famer
Oct 22, 2011
UK, Essex
Peter Tachauer
Good stuff Pete. Was this just happenstance and you notice the fireworks or were you notified beforehand? What were they burning, steel wool? What was your shutter speed? Just Wondering.

Gary
Hi Gary/Heather, it was photo club night. We (gasp) trespassed on derelict warehouse premises on private land (Now, children.....I do not expect you to follow our example)

Yes, steel wool encased in a metal kitchen hand whisk on a tether. Lights up nay bother

There are more shots on my flickr account. Exposure anything from 6/10s to1 minute at f8 to f11 or even f22

Heather, I can put you in touch with our crazy fire starter club members if you like. They can tell you how to get certain effects, such as:


Fire Spin 5D 24-105 by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

cheers

Pete
 

HeatherTheVet

Top Veteran
Apr 23, 2011
Scotland
Heather
Sounds fun! There was a "how to" article in (I think) Practical Photography not that long ago. Some great results. A contact who has done this stuff would be great Pete, the issue is that you need a few crazies to do whisk spinning whilst you are camera footering. I might manage to persuade some of my nurses to help out. It will cost a lot of cake!
 

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