(I haven't seen a post @darekm101 in a while so here's some reflection on the composition process of this photo, like he was doing on his page. I always admired that, and used to do it myself with art that I shared when I was younger.)
I took this with a 50mm f/1.8 lens wide open, ISO 4000 and 1/15 exposure. I lost my camera base so was holding it as steady as I could on top of the tripod. The shutter speed was the most important decision, because I was trying to find a balance between catching the detail of the flames yet also getting blur in the motion of the person stoking the fire. I processed it with VSCO Film Kodak Portra 160 NC and then stitched two frames together in Photoshop (one had a better capture of the flames, the other had a better capture of the person). I'm not exactly sure what caused it, but my favourite thing about this shot is the hint of purple in the flames.
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