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Crazy World

By dudler
I was at a rather alternative Bonfire Night on Friday: instead of setting fire to Guy Fawkes, the people there were setting fire to various props, and occasionally themselves. Beth Leonard here waving a handful of fire...

All quite safe, if you know how, I'm told. Mind you, I introduced her Dad to the music of Arthur Brown. It may have given him ideas...

P.S. DON'T try this at home!

P.P.S. I interviewed Matt Wells of Ag Photographic for this site a couple of years back. He's sort-of returned the favour, and has published one of my pieces in the firm's blog, HERE. Exposing film is different from digital...

Tags: Portraits and people Silly Sunday fire performance

Voters: smut01, doverpic, Alan_Baseley and 73 more

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7 Nov 2021 7:53AM
Perfectly shot John, still able to see her expression through the movement. Wonderful composition!
Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
7 Nov 2021 8:06AM
When I saw the thumbnail I instantly thought of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and the your intro confirmed a link, scary stuff going on in the background.
Well captured image here John, in your typical classy, inimitable style, cheers.
7 Nov 2021 8:08AM
Great shot. The motion and exposure of the fire with that ghostly figure behind
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
7 Nov 2021 8:09AM
Superbly captured with this difficult lighting situation John , the lead is outstanding and sounds a wonderful event !
kaybee 17 8.0k 27 Scotland
7 Nov 2021 8:10AM
I love what you have done with the flames.

I tool a similar shot years ago at the Edinburgh Festival where the girl was inside the circle.
A judge hammered it because (like yours) I didn't quite have the full circle.

Rule No1 ........The judge is an idiot!
RonDM Plus
7 255 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 8:11AM
Fantastic images really great photography

7 Nov 2021 8:32AM
Nice capture have not all been on Magic Mushrooms then ??
saltireblue Plus
11 12.5k 79 Norway
7 Nov 2021 8:46AM
Did she get you to jump through the hoop of fire she created here, John?Wink
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
7 Nov 2021 9:29AM
It was there and gone in a flash, quite literally. She just pointed a lighter at the foam on her hand…
7 Nov 2021 9:31AM
That's a great shot John, if a little sinister!
Cheers Roland
7 Nov 2021 10:38AM
Very effectively photographed, John.
And yes, the crazy world of Arthur Brown; FIRE!!!

I once saw Wee Willey Harris swing across the stage with flames coming out of his head.
Probably a dish of some inflammable liquid or other fixed to an old hat. He was pretty crazy too. Smile

John Smile
chase Plus
16 2.3k 598 England
7 Nov 2021 11:13AM
Wow, that looks kinda dangerous !!
D.D= Dangerous Dudler Wink
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 12:02PM
Well you do live an exciting life John... So well taken and rather scary!

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
7 Nov 2021 1:35PM
OMG I do hope no one got burned. Great images of the ghostly lady.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
7 Nov 2021 1:45PM
Nobody harmed, honestly!
clicknimagine Plus
12 933 105 India
7 Nov 2021 2:54PM
Don't play with fire...
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 3:03PM
Both fascinating... Excellent photography.
Isabel GrinGrin
mistere Plus
8 10 4 England
7 Nov 2021 5:42PM
Very good John. I'll take your advice and avoid any such behaviour in the house Smile
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 6:55PM
Great fun and well captured
ZenTony Plus
6 11 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 7:50PM
Crazy indeed.
My special crazy UA for this John.
8 Nov 2021 1:40AM
Wow, I have not thought about Arthur Brown in years….

Two great shots, John. My preference for the lead.


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