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By rrf105
This is a shot of a guy spinning a "fire staff" from Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. I took it at 150mm (300mm equivalent) to try to concentrate on the performer himself rather than the whole scene. I think shutter speed and aperture were about 1/8sec and f11 respectively. I turned the flash right up to try to freeze the guy while the fire is bright enough to still leave a trail over 1/8sec. All comments and advice greatfully received .

Tags: General Portraits and people Sports and action

Voters: Skatershrew, PhasedReality,

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15 Sep 2006 10:47AM
Congrats! I know how difficult these shots can be. Too slow on the shutter speed and you loose the detail. Too fast and you struggle to keep the exposure up. Great use of flash. Really love the detail in the fire. Shame about the motion blur on the arm, but you can't have it all!

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Skatershrew 15 52 1 England
15 Sep 2006 11:35PM
Definately one of the better fire circle shots I've seen. Nice idea to use a little flash to freeze the person while keeping the flames moving.
Like the composition and close framing too!

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