Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Last summer, during the photoshoot at the morgue, I came up with the idea of doing another shoot with Charles & Barbara on the beach. They had mentioned while we were shooting that they spun fire and I thought that would be a pretty cool project for us to work on.

Fire on the Water

So after a few months of trying to get things to come together, the scheduling/location and weather gods smiled on us and we were able to get together this weekend at Ambleside Park for the shoot.

While we were waiting for just the right light, we also were able to shoot some portrait shots:

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Here’s a short video of Barbara spinning:

I love the sound the fire makes as it spins around. It was quite a challenge to capture things just right with so many variables including the spinning fire, the darkness making it difficult to set focus, the incoming tide, and the cold & wind you get for being on the beach in October – once the sun went down, Barbara was wearing two coats between shots.

Thanks to Charles and Barbara for being such great sports, braving the cold to do this shoot and doing amazing stuff with fire. Also thanks to Matthew Schubert for doing hair for the shoot and being on location with us. You can view my full set of photos on Flickr…I’m still going through the shots so more should pop up soon.

Update: The shots that Scott and Peter took are all up on Flickr now too. I’ve also added about 30 more shots to my set as well:

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

3 Comments

  1. abc4 says:

    its gotta be hard to contain something as chaotic as fire, but im not terribly surprised that this is one of the elements you command. burn baby burn!

  2. Andrew Kumar says:

    WOW just amazing the crispness of your shots amaze me!

  3. VancityAllie says:

    Saw these on Facebook and Flickr and I realize I haven’t commented yet. These are beautiful John… the colours are SO vibrant and the lighting is great.

    I would say these are your BEST photos that I have seen. Really great.

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