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Experiments in Fire Graffiti

By TheFotoGraffer  
Having dabbled in light graffiti for a while, I've experimented with a few different techniques.

This is 'fire graffiti' (similar to light graffiti) - a long exposure in the dark and using fire as my light source, i was able to move the fire around my model (and brave friend) to simulate him burning.

(only next time i'll remember my flashgun :/)

Thanks for looking

Tags: Fire Long exposure Specialist and abstract Burning man Fire graffiti

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Jan 2011 10:51AM
My goodness.
Don't play with fire....Smile
Very dramatic.

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adonoghue 14 519 England
23 Jan 2011 10:54AM
Nice effect - works well Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Jan 2011 11:30AM
Zombie like ! excellent technique. Ron.
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
23 Jan 2011 11:35AM
Fantastic effect, and brave! Like this a lot.
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
23 Jan 2011 12:39PM
I'm amazed you managed not to set him on fire!!

The zombie look comes from the eyes. I think he's moved during the long exposure, which has given an effect you probably didn't realise you were getting yourself at the time. Looks great though, & adds to the general mood.

The only places the fire isn't quite convincing are around his left leg, & behind his left ear. They're just a little too detached from his body.

Very, very convincing otherwise, & I think your mate's far braver than I would have been. My answer would have ended in off, & been very uncomplimentary. Smile
francisg 14 705 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2011 2:14PM
An excellent result from the experiment.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
23 Jan 2011 8:14PM
I like this a lot!
It's got a real feel of authenticity about it.

theorderingone 14 2.4k
23 Jan 2011 8:25PM
Love the thinking behind this. Did you have to wet his clothes to stop him bursting into flames?

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