Tim's One Photograph a Day

Hot Coals in the Fire.

Hot Coals.

Hot Coals: Glowing heat.

Glowing heat.

Something a little different today. The weather was misty rain. Not ideal for photographs. The fire on the boat was lit, so I decided to take a shot of the hot coals.

This turned out to be surprisingly difficult! As you can see from the settings, there was clearly not a great deal of light emanating from the fire. Even at an ISO of 4000, the aperture is wide open, and the shutter speed slow.

If the temperature had been colder, and the fire roaring, then probably it would have been a lot brighter. However, this is interesting, as you can get a better view of the hot coals as they are glowing, rather than giving off flames.

Out of interest, I may well try this again later in the season, when we have got a roaring fire.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 19 October 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM
  • Focal Length 182mm
  • F/2.8
  • 1/25 Sec
  • ISO 4000

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