Macro Mondays: Flame

Monday, January 29th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Flame.” From this week’s instructions (from Steve Crawford):

Flame is variously defined as a hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire or the glowing gaseous part of a fire. It is also the theme for Monday January 29. For this week take a macro photograph that makes use of flame. The flame does not need to be the sole feature of your shot or even the main subject but flame must be visible and play an important role in the photograph.

Be Creative! Hundreds of shots of flame alone would rapidly become tedious so try to think of interesting, unusual or unique shots that somehow involve flame.

To be clear, we are talking about actual real flame. By way of example, and not as an exhaustive list, the following are not considered flame: drawings of flame, sculptures of flame, the word “flame”, glowing coals/embers, ends of cigars/cigarettes, electric candles, flame skimmer dragonflies, flame-faced tanagers, flame-sided flower chafers, provocative Internet comments, welding/similar electric arcs, sparks, or inflamed tissues. As further clarification: yes, you can include any of the above in your photograph – they just don’t qualify as being “flame” themselves. I have put together a gallery to illustrate the theme. Recheck the group rules to be sure your photo meets them, tag your photo #MacroMondays and #Flame, be safe and have fun.

Flame for Food

Do you ever look around at your everyday world and think about how much you take for granted? So much has changed for humanity in the last two hundred years and it’s often the most basic things that we take for granted: electricity, refrigeration, running water, and cooking with gas. In using my stove the other day to cook dinner, I thought of this theme… flame… and realized I give very little thought to simply turning a knob and having controlled fire in my home with which to cook. It really is an amazing invention! This particular burner is the tiny one on my stovetop… merely 2.25″ across… and it generates enough heat to warm a small pan of soup very quickly. We really are so very fortunate.

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/3.3 | 1/25 | ISO 1000 | tripod

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