heart on fire by Christopher  Ewing

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I was experimenting with slow shutterspeed effects, and saw a friend do some work using fire. so it became something i wanted to try and just play around with and see what i could do with it.
so one cold night, im bored, i decided to try this time lapse stuff out
at the time i was still using my kodak easyshare 6490 camera back in feb of 2007.
so i set it up on my tripod in the darkest part of my house, the hallway
it took a few times of trial and error, to be lined just right with the framing, and to get the flames just right. i was going for a heart shape for valentines
i used two bic lighters to achieve this effect
just as i set the timer on the camera, as it was starting to release the shutter is when i started forming the heart shape with the flame
this was a very fun challenge, something great to try on those cold or rainy days and you feel like there isnt anything to do.

this was shot in SS priority, SS was set at 5.6, time lapse was set at 6 sec, aperture was F 2.8, and focal length was at 6mm, and exposure comp at -2, no programed effects were done to this shot, this is as is right out of camera
unfortunately due to the 4mp of the camera all that is available is the card


heart, chris, valentines, time, lighting, christopher, lapse, ewing


  • flame7
    flame7almost 6 years ago

    Oh wow.. i love this… It looks like a bird in the middle :)

  • thanks kelly, a few said they saw a dove in the center of it

    – Christopher Ewing

  • joak
    joakalmost 6 years ago

    two things whits a night when theres nothin tae do an i ken yer no married so that probably explains it!….and i see a wee rabbit wi its ears stickin up..no quite the same as a wee dove!

  • lol joak, and yes this is the results of a guy not married, stuck in the house on a cold winter’s night with nothing to do! lol shot this about 1Am in the morning…lol thanks for the comment, too funny

    – Christopher Ewing

  • flame7
    flame7almost 6 years ago

    I was going to say dove! LOL… thought that was too specific :)) LOL @ joak’s comment ! :)

  • AngelPhotozzz
    AngelPhotozzzalmost 6 years ago

    Cool work Chris lol

  • Denzil
    Denzilalmost 6 years ago

    Love this Chris (and also glad to meet joak through this posting!!!)

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryalmost 6 years ago

    WOW CHRIS! Love your experimenting! Loved the thumb nail, but large is best!

  • thanks angel, just goes to show, there’s always something you can try out with ANY camera, all it takes is the imagination :)

    – Christopher Ewing

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    I can actually envision a lady sitting holding something in her lap in the center of your artistry…………..totally UNIQUE and very interesting to view dear Christopher…………this piece makes one stop and and really look closely……………another winner………..BRAVO!! xo

  • well when you head down this way for the winter, stop by, lets see what all we can do :) thanks my friend :)

    – Christopher Ewing

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    cool looks like the womb hehe dawnx

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    great effects !! well done…lol… ;))

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