147. First fire

Winter has arrived here and tonight we lit the first fire. No it's not as nearly cold as many of you have to endure, but in timber houses especially the 100 year old ones like ours with their windows that don't quite close and floorboards with cracks, oh and of course no central heating, it gets pretty chilly. We're lucky enough to have a fireplace so I and my camera kept warm.
beautiful fire
posted May 26th, 2012  
@dauber Well thank you very much, although I'm stunned, cos I don't know what I'm doing actually! This was the first time I'd shot fire so I just took a whole lot using various shutter speeds to see what happened. All other settings were auto cos I was using Tv mode. This was at 1/800 and just had the nicest curls, although I got other OK ones up to 1/1250, all f/5.
posted May 26th, 2012  
My daughter shared with me that "EFIS" would reveal camera settings! Tried to post that mssg but don't know if I was succesful. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?!@tulipgirl
posted May 26th, 2012  
Love the flames ...beautiful movement - l know the weather isn't what some put up with but l am cold tonight, l am under a blanket and still cold:)
posted May 26th, 2012  
Excellent shot, can't think of a better fire shot I've ever seen.
posted May 26th, 2012  
Brilliant image, fav
posted May 26th, 2012  
OOooh nice! You've done a brilliant job, Alicia! I remember how chilly those houses get... brrrr!!!
posted May 26th, 2012  
Very evocative.
posted May 26th, 2012  
great capture, i've tried fire shots before and haven't gotten anything too remarkable yet.
posted May 26th, 2012  
We are sweltering here in GB for a change. How odd this seems. Good capture.
posted May 26th, 2012  
@dauber Thank you I was going to suggest looking at the exif then forgot. Your original comment doesn't seem to be here, disappointing, you said such nice things about my shot :-)
posted May 26th, 2012  
@saranna @peadar @ozziehoffy @flygirl @michelle58 @kcwebbah Thanks all for your lovely comments and even some favs. Wow!
@paulat10 How odd indeed. I was in GB only 2 weeks ago and looking desperately for spring ;-)
posted May 26th, 2012  
Nice a warming. Well done my fire shots are usually a blur!
posted May 27th, 2012  
I love sitting around a fire !! I'm jealous.
posted May 27th, 2012  
great shot! very cool!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Beautifully captured, magical!
posted May 28th, 2012  
What a great house that sounds like. You really need to light a fire in Brisbane?
posted May 31st, 2012  
@kamb Well yes, mine also but I've been playing with shutter speed :-)
@danacarruthers It is one of the lovely things about this house (I tell myself when i'm complaining about everything else!)
@bobbyj @yrhenwr Thanks so much
@seanoneill Well i guess we could get away without it but we'd need a lot of expensive oil heaters. All the living rooms are open even in very old houses so no doors to shut! I'm sitting here at my kitchen table at lunch time and my hands are very cold. So on the weekend nights, yeah we do a fire. Can't afford to have one every night but the kids love the whole stick-poking in it thing.
posted June 1st, 2012  
@tulipgirl That sounds so cool. I have learned so much about so many parts of the world on 365, it is one of the reasons that I love it so much. I will add that you need heating in Brisbane in winter to my list :)
posted June 1st, 2012  
@seanoneill I agree Sean. I've learnt lots of new stuff too! Heating in Brisbane in winter is a useful thing to know ;-) Actually it's only if your house is timber and it's only for a short few months, and the sun is usually shining and the sky is blue! Can't complain :-)
posted June 2nd, 2012  
Great capture - flame is really difficult, so to catch such a nice composition... lovely.
posted June 2nd, 2012  
@mavibo Thank you Mark. I was pleasantly surprised how this turned out, given it was the first time I'd tried flame.
posted June 2nd, 2012  
Great capture and composition!
posted June 9th, 2012  
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