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