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This is one of my favourite images to have made. I love the performer's
poise and their look of wonder and fascination with the fire between
their hands held aloft. I love how it reflects in their eyes to turn
their pupils white. I love the effect of the light from the fire, how
it creates a theatrical spotlight circle on the grass ground, and just
catches the bunting behind too... It gives a sense of the circus, the
timeless tradition of the show, matched by the performer's shiny sequined
I like that you can see their 'tools of the trade' sitting in the background...
cans of petrol, hoops, sticks, etc... they give a little hint to what
is involved beyond the 'show' almost like a behind the scenes element
one wouldn't see in the Big Top.
I also like how the lens (or rather a filter on the front of it) has
refracted the firelight around the legs to create a mysterious aura
floating like a cloud.
This was such a hard scene to expose properly for (especially as my
camera is rather old) I felt a real sense of achievement creating it.
If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are relatively
new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and
push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say
If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then
lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!
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