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Old Nov 27, 2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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I put up with a cold house myself, and wear more clothes. Lighting the fire to provide a cosy living room when the rest of the family come home is a regular task in winter, unless I know they're going out again!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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...and here's the result...

(I do put on the odd additional lump, and even an occasional log, later.)
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Nice shots Alan.

I like the flames.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 8:13 PM   #4
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I am assuming that is a firestarting stick of some kind probably made of parafin and other flammable materials. The color looks a bit odd. Is that the actual color of the flame produced by the starter or is your white balance off a bit?

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It's auto-white balance, by the light of only the firelighter in a dark room.

Exposure program: Manual
Exposure mode: Manual
Exposure bias [EV]: 0.0
35mm focal length [mm]: 57
ISO value: 64
Shutter speed [s]: 1/32
Aperture: F3.2


Here is the same image, white balance-corrected to 6500K in PSP. I prefer the 'auto' one above, as a contrast to the coldness of the first shot, 6s, f/8, ISO100, which was 'auto' balance by the light of two domestic 60W incandescent internal-reflector spot lamps.

I might add that these shots were very rushed, interrupted by the arrival of my wife and a clarinet pupil, 30min earlier than usual. "Nobody tells me anything". So the pupil didn't get to play by a cosy fireside, the intended and usual outcome.


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