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unposed and unrehearsed, this was snapped on a cold and very windy evening during the Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing Expo event in San Francisco’s Union Square. my first-ever fire performance seen or photographed, it was beautiful to see!! the weather however didn’t cooperate and i was dressed warmly in thick coat and even gloves, though the performers were dressed quite loosely in their costumes… as you can see!

shot with a Canon EOS 40D in manual mode at iso1600, using a Tamron 28-300, exposures ranging from about 1/60 @ f/6.7, sometimes varying for brightness of flames, while still hoping to catch them at their peak action. Tripod mounted but mobile as it was used more as a monopod as they pranced to and from, and from left to right.

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American freelance artistic photographer with a magic-box. Cloud-chaser, sunset seeker, luna-lover and always looking up and down with my eyes and lens.

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  • margita
    margitaover 3 years ago

    these are buugeng…not poit :) i love the happy expression on his face!

  • margita
    margitaover 3 years ago

    *poi…can’t type tonight! hehe! :)

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