Playing With Fire
If you know me, you know that I love fire. If you don’t know me, it’s not a scary-dangerous love, so don’t worry. Yes, I am painfully aware that I’m not supposed to be shooting pictures of fire because it can harm my sensor. But I couldn’t pass this up. I had no willpower once we threw a couple of packets called “Mystical Fire” into the fire ring. We were camping at Scenic View Campground in Warren, right on the stony banks of the Baker River. I happened upon these little packets in the camp store while looking for glow jewelry for my daughter. I didn’t think they’d do anything as they just looked like a camping gag, so I slipped them into the fire while nobody was looking. I had to explain what I did when people started asking why the fire was changing colors. This was insanely cool! I had to buy more for future Mystical Fires! Pure entertainment – not for cook-fires.
If anyone wonders, my sensor is intact and doesn’t appear to have suffered. I’m thankful. I had a passing moment or two of wondering if it would be worth it, but I love how the images came out like abstract art. It makes me want to start a new oil project, but I might just have to print a series of these for my bathroom walls. The colors that screamed the most were blue and green, but there was red, pink and purple in the flames too – the perfect compliment to my color scheme.