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  1. Chris Calohan

    Sparklers and Steel Wool

    First photographic foray after my heart event and it is kitsch at the very least but it was also something I'd never done and thought it would be fun to give it a try. Light painting is generally done with flashlights on a subject area as a prelude to a Milky Way shot, or to emphasize an...
  2. M

    Burnin' Sky (sun's on fire in California)

    The fires out in California (once again!) provide some great conditions for photography, if nothing else. I shot this one last evening out of my living room window with an older Nikon COOLPIX L810 grab-and-go camera at max zoom (who goes outside anymore, and especially when everything is on...
  3. Tom dinning

    Right of passage

    It’s every boys joy when they see their first real fire. Sounds of sirens add to the experience. We all wait for the first time he lights his own.
  4. Chris Calohan

    Fire in the Glory Hole

    If you've ever blown glass, you'll know what the Glory Hole is.
  5. Will Thompson

    Challenge for Pictures in a Series: Motif or Concept CAR-BQ post your roadside photos

  6. C

    Up in smoke (and flames)

    I was having a picnic at the lake side park when the announcer said someting about a fire. I looked around, saw flames shooting into the air a few hundred feet away, grabbed my camera, kissed the wife, and headed for the fire. I would say that there were three families not having a good day...