Friday, April 10, 2009

The Liquid Mechanics of Flame


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Fire is an amazing thing -- luminous, ever-moving, obeying the laws of fluid mechanics as if it was water. A fire by night provides amazing photography as the chip deals with the flames against a dark background, and exposure length dances around the margin where individual flames will move while the shutter is open. It's not difficult photography, frame and shoot and the camera does the rest, but the result can be amazing. This photo was taken at a gathering of friends in the country north of Adelaide in November, 2008. Enhancements include simply contrast and colour. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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