Thursday, March 31, 2005


Experiments in the dark.
[Entered this for the PhotoFriday weekly challenge for Apr 01, 2005 for the theme "Hot"]
[Update: For an enhanced version of this pic, see here]
[Update: Found a similar entry for the same theme HotPosted by Hello

12 comments:

Nish said...

Nice one sid! i would have loved a more lower angle for this one! the colour looks cool! i should they this :)

amit said...

Gas burner??

Suyog said...

Interesting idea! You have got some really nice pics here.

:: S-a-t-z :: said...

Gud one... b'ful color :-)

Anindya said...

This is really nice. Good work Sid.

Vinu Valoth said...

what is that?? gas burner? i tried to get something like this but was a disaster.
Sure its come out nice.

Siddharth said...

thanks vinu, i think I took about 10-15 of these to get it. I'm not very happy with it still, but this is the best I could do before my flatmates started protesting that I was wasting gas :-D

I have this A/S/M mode in my camera which i experiment with... varying shutter speed and aperture till I get it right. Also a stable hand.. that is difficult since I don't have a tripod :-)

Vinu Valoth said...

Hi Sid,
Which equipment do you use?
Will send you my pic..u can take a look. I did try to experiment.
Unfortunately i dont have a stable hand and dont like to use the tripod. Difficult eh? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sid, chk this week's theme for Photofriday... I remembered this snap ...

Siddharth said...

vinu, I use a Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom that I bought recently. This picture seems to have spiked quite a bit of interest... I don't know why. I had it in my archives for some time now, but ... :-)

hello anonymous, thanks for the tip. I posted the link to this picture too :-D

Harpreet said...

Sid, You seem to have lot of comments on this one. I loved it coz I have almost never been able to take good shots of fire. What were the settings for this shot.

Siddharth said...

hi harpreet, even I am surprised. But then half the comments must be mine ;-)
I took 13 shots and this one was the best. I extracted the following relevant info from the EXIF info of the image:

======================================
ImageDescription - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Make - OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Model - C770UZ
ExposureTime - 1 seconds
FNumber - 5.00
ExposureProgram - Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings - 64
MaxApertureValue - F 3.25
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 29.60 mm
ColorSpace - sRGB
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
======================================

I hope this is of help. But I'm sure you can better this with some experimentation...