Featured forum thread: 'Twister fire starter (Fuji X100S)'

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Petach, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
  2. NathanJ

    NathanJ Regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Superb shots. Love the second one
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very VERY cool Pete. I'm amazed that the people could be that still for the 30 second exposures and there'd be that much movement of the flame and the sparks in the 6/10 second exposure. But the end result in stunning in all cases. I've never seen an event like this, but I'd like to some day...

  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    That is awesome!!!
  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Awesome, love the first one. Did you have to do any noise correction in PP? The camera is said to be excellent in darker settings but I was just curious about whether or not you had to tweak a little.
  6. Ya those create some fantastic shots.
  7. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    just tweaked contrast, expposure and colours. No noise correction at all


  8. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Very Cool!
  9. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Gorgeous shots!
  10. Gary

    Gary All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Good stuff Pete. Was this just happenstance and you notice the fireworks or were you notified beforehand? What were they burning, steel wool? What was your shutter speed? Just Wondering.

  11. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hi Peter, I'm with several of the previous posts- I really want to know more about the evening. Can you fill us in on the background a wee bit please? I'm hoping to set up some similar shots once the weather changes, my curiosity has been piqued by the organised nature of this. Mine will be much rougher!
  12. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Hi Gary/Heather, it was photo club night. We (gasp) trespassed on derelict warehouse premises on private land (Now, children.....I do not expect you to follow our example)

    Yes, steel wool encased in a metal kitchen hand whisk on a tether. Lights up nay bother

    There are more shots on my flickr account. Exposure anything from 6/10s to1 minute at f8 to f11 or even f22

    Heather, I can put you in touch with our crazy fire starter club members if you like. They can tell you how to get certain effects, such as:

    Fire Spin 5D 24-105 by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


  13. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Sounds fun! There was a "how to" article in (I think) Practical Photography not that long ago. Some great results. A contact who has done this stuff would be great Pete, the issue is that you need a few crazies to do whisk spinning whilst you are camera footering. I might manage to persuade some of my nurses to help out. It will cost a lot of cake!