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Fire Flower



Poush Shongkranti (Shakrain) 2014

Poush Shongkranti (Shakrain) 2014
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken during the Poush Shongkranti (Shakrain: The Kites Festival) 2014 at one of the roof top in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. The roof tops of the Old Dhaka becomes the territory of the fire dragons like this one.
Time
Around 7 PM, when the Kites are down and the sky is red here and there by the fire breathers at the roof top.
Lighting
The fire is pretty much luminous, with lots of characteristics on its body, so it is always interesting to shoot the growing flame. To take out the best characteristics from the flame you might want to place them against a dark sky and welcome the fast lights travel through your lens toward the sensor.
Equipment
Taken using Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM.
Inspiration
The festival and the enthusiasm among the people, the extreme effort to produce the fire, will make anyone with a camera to shoot the action.
Editing
I have updated the brightness and contrast. By doing so, I intended to pop out the texture on the fire.
In my camera bag
Being a street photographer, I usually have a Canon 6D with an all purpose EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens and a 50mm f/1.8 to grab interesting portraits.
Feedback
The fire breather or flame maker what ever you call them, they produce huge size of flame from their mouth by throwing flammable oils to the torch. The fire is pretty much luminous so you might want to try smaller a F-stop and a faster shutter speed for this kind of shots. Caution need to be taken, like when they throw oil from their mouth you need to be careful about the direction & distance of the flame as you might found oil droplets on your lens, can clean them using a tissue paper easily.

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