Sunday, July 13, 2008

Caption This 79

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London, ON
July 2008
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Before you get started: We're still accepting links for this week's Thematic Photographic challenge. Got a light-themed photo? Click here to give it a shot. Now, on with the show...
Fire is one of the most difficult things to shoot properly. It moves quickly. Its rapidly and unpredictably cycling levels of light make exposure a challenge. It's damn hot, which forces you to stand back and use longer focal lengths - which reduces depth of field and further worsens your focusing precision. I could go on, but you get the picture: It sucks to shoot this stuff.

Which is why we try in the first place, though. Because you learn more from a serious challenge than you do from an easier scenario. Steeper hills are more fun to climb, after all.

Your turn: Please give this photo an appropriate caption. As always, be as creative as you wish, and feel free to submit as many captions as you can handle. Click on the Comments link below and have at it. Not sure how Caption This works? Click here for instructions.

About last week's plane photo: I now view this photo with a bit of irony, as I take off for the other side of the continent early tomorrow morning. I'll be in San Francisco for a major tech vendor's global product launch (more on that later this week.) Then on Tuesday, I head back to the airport and fly back home. I won't be there long enough to adjust to the time change. But I'll bring my camera and will try to power-shoot for the couple of hours that I'll have to walk the streets.

This week's honorable menschens go to:
  • Barb: "The sky's the limit."
  • Jacie: "Err .. can we get a refund on the skywriting... that doesn't look anything like 'Happy Birthday'!"
  • Bob-kat: "Are we nearly there yet?"
  • BreadBox: "Parallel lines meet at infinity."
  • Sister AE: "Happy contrails to you!"
Uisce takes it with the delicious caption, "Tell me honestly, do these vapor tails make me look fat?" He's been one of the most erudite, cutting writers in blogdom ever since I can remember. Please visit his sit, Whiskey Talking, and congratulate him. And if you stick around and read a few entries, I'm sure you'll quickly become as hooked as I am.


Anonymous said...

"I delete a blog post."


Anonymous said...

When you play with fire, you get a smoking photo!

Where there's fire...there's fire

Up in flames

Out of the frying pan...

Fondue's muse

(I was s l o w on the draw last week, so this week I'm not wasting time :). Have a safe trip...too bad you won't be there long enough for BlogHer antics!)

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmi,
"Good-bye Norma-Jean."

Barbara said...

"This stuff burned up our last two sticks! Now what do we do with it?" said one caveman to the other.

Anonymous said...


"Guess which one of the Fantastic Four was always showing off?"

"On season 4 of The Apprentice, Donald Trump takes his catch phrase FAR too seriously!"


P.S. Is this photo in homage to Hell Boy's opening weekiend?

Anonymous said...

A few more to add...

The heat of the moment


I love the picture, wouldn't surprise me if a few more pop into my brain over the next few days.

Linda said...


Too hot to handle...

desire of fire...

barbie2be said...

come on baby, light my fire.....

Mrs. Falkenberg said...

Hell was just as gorgeous as Betty had hoped.

awareness said...

flames of desire

ooops looks like you were thinking too hard.

dragon's breath

we're cookin' tonight

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmi,
What an amazing photo, I love it!

"The burning question."

"The quest for fire ends."


"Flash photography."

"Carmi's inferno."

"Smokey The Bear's nemisis."

"Feeling hot, hot, hot!"

"Some like it hot!"

Okay, I'll stop for now.


Jennifer said...

1. firedancer

2. boy scouts paid off

Anonymous said...

Hands off!

Ice's kryptonite

Nightmares for Smokey

Just add marshmallows

Candle's light


Anonymous said...

Hunka hunka burning blog

MorahMommy said...

Fire dance!

Nestor Family said...

Again... I have no real caption... I just hear the Olympic theme in my head. (Darn! Now I have to get rid of it!)

smarmoofus said...

(à la Jim Carrey in The Mask)


Sara said...

sorry i've not been participating, but i'm back from holiday & ready to go :)

I'll start off with:

the flow of flames

Sara said...

mesmorising moments

Sara said...

flamorphing aka flame morphing

Sara said...

dancing flames in the dark

Anonymous said...

A geological nebula that's descended from the heavens above, only to show us G-d's power and love.