Fun With Fire!

bradpowellphotobradpowellphoto A work in progressPosts: 378Registered Users Major grins
edited August 27, 2011 in Other Cool Shots
I recently posted some pictures of lights orbs, which were part of my summer light photography series. The latest in my light photography series are pictures of a local artist Willow Chandler spinning fire poi and also spinning burning steel wool. Here are some of my pictures from that session. C&C always welcome!

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“Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,083Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Those are impressive presentations, Brad. The artist performed her role beautifully and you did a superb job in capturing the scenes. Well done.clap.gif

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,736Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited August 22, 2011
    !!! clap.gif clap.gif
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Posts: 19,160Administrators moderator
    edited August 22, 2011
    I'm jealous. I love painting with light, but have only used flashlights so far. Great set! clap.gif
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  • TenThirteenTenThirteen Major grins Posts: 488Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Wow! Beautiful!!!
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  • bradpowellphotobradpowellphoto A work in progress Posts: 378Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I am having so much fun with light painting and its all just getting started. Sorry about the exclamation mark as a subject for the thread ...its an unfixable typo as far as I can tell.
    “Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton

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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Posts: 19,160Administrators moderator
    edited August 22, 2011
    Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I am having so much fun with light painting and its all just getting started. Sorry about the exclamation mark as a subject for the thread ...its an unfixable typo as far as I can tell.

    You need a mod to change a thread title. If you want it changed you can just ask in the Place Requests To Moderators Here thread. thumb.gif
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  • christinamaechristinamae Major grins Posts: 484Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Awesome series! Loved it!
  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Posts: 8,760Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    These turned out really good thumb.gif

    I've been wanting to try the burning of steel wool. I've just not found a place I can safely do it. What other lights did you use in these photos?
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Washington DCPosts: 2,868Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Great set, they are all outstanding but #1 is my favorite. clap.gif
  • bradpowellphotobradpowellphoto A work in progress Posts: 378Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Dogdots wrote: »
    These turned out really good thumb.gif

    I've been wanting to try the burning of steel wool. I've just not found a place I can safely do it. What other lights did you use in these photos?

    Thats why we went to a beach at low tide! Not much chance of starting a fire there. The other lights we used were traditional fire poi.

    I'm experimenting right now with making some led poi's for another shoot.
    “Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton

    My Vancouver Island Photography Website http://bradpowellphoto.com
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  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Posts: 8,760Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2011
    Thats why we went to a beach at low tide! Not much chance of starting a fire there. The other lights we used were traditional fire poi.

    I'm experimenting right now with making some led poi's for another shoot.

    My ignorance .. I didn't know what a poi was rolleyes1.gif
  • bradpowellphotobradpowellphoto A work in progress Posts: 378Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2011
    hahaha...neither did I until I started researching all this!
    “Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton

    My Vancouver Island Photography Website http://bradpowellphoto.com
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  • DaddyODaddyO Grins In Progress Posts: 4,466Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2011
    Wow :D Excellent images. Very impressive
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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,047Administrators moderator
    edited August 24, 2011
    :jawdrop

    I need to find me a fire spinner. nod.gif
  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,584Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 25, 2011
    I'm speechless! These took my breath away. MOST impressive!
  • LiquidElephantLiquidElephant Big grins Posts: 67Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Very impressive! I have a friend who does fire poi and fire staff. I've got a gallery of him and some friends on the beach, but they're nothing compared to yours! Wasn't really sure what I was doing :)

    Must get him to try wire wool ...
  • PeelerPeeler Big grins Posts: 25Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Awesome! Great job.
  • bradpowellphotobradpowellphoto A work in progress Posts: 378Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Very impressive! I have a friend who does fire poi and fire staff. I've got a gallery of him and some friends on the beach, but they're nothing compared to yours! Wasn't really sure what I was doing :)

    Must get him to try wire wool ...

    The difference for me was having good lighting set up on the beach. The lighting was set up by Sean Sherstone, an uber-talented photographer who lets me hang out with him sometimes! As far as the steel wool goes, you don't get much time before it burns out but the effect while it is going is awesome!
    “Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton

    My Vancouver Island Photography Website http://bradpowellphoto.com
    My Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/bradpowellphoto
  • mom2sagemom2sage Big grins Posts: 53Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    These are awesome! They stuck in my mind after I saw them yesterday. I tried some basic night photos tonight and these memories kept popping in my mind.
  • Deano955Deano955 snowed in Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    #4 and 5 are really cool!
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