Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time
Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time

Fire is one of those nifty things. It’s powerful. It’s romantic. It’s calming. It’s terrifying. It’s useful, but also beautiful. So, since I don’t want Prometheus to have his liver eaten out repeatedly for no reason, your mission, should you choose to accept it (and you should), is:

Take a picture of fire.

Illustration for article titled Weekly Photo Mission: Fire

Big, small, whatever flames you can find. This is inspired by the excellent fire shots that some Photogs have put up recently. My shot was taken at Parliament Hill of the Centennial Flame, which burns 24/7 all year, and has plaques for each province and territory (since it was unveiled in 1967, Nunavut is not on it). I took it with my D70s with an 18-70mm lens with an ISO of 320.

And with that, we now have The Rules:

1. You can submit one or two photos for this challenge. You can submit in a number of ways:

  • Post it via Kinja comment
  • Post it to a photo sharing site such as Flickr, 500px, et cetera, then link it back here in a comment.
  • Send photos to my e-mail at leducthecanuck [at] (you know how to format). Have this week’s challenge as your subject header, and be sure to include your blurb and username so I know who to credit these to. Also, include a link to your Kinja, since we usually link those in the galleries.
  • Using a lighter, toast your image into a slice of bread. Send it to me with two more slices (white bread doused in butter, please), four slices of bacon, and two eggs, sunny side up.

2. The deadline is 23:59 EST on Sunday. The exhibition post will be up some time on Monday. Each week’s new mission will be posted on Monday.

3. This is not a judged competition. This is just for fun and to show of our work.


4. With your submission please tell us about the photos. Your gear, the settings, any edits, and a bit about the photo, if you feel so inclined.

5. Any camera is welcome, even phone cameras. I would prefer for people to not use automatic modes, but I accept that composition/etc. will still produce a good photograph with the camera in automatic mode. Editing is allowed.


These missions are intended to be fun, and to give people a reason to get out and shoot. I would like for positive discussion to come about from these, as well as to increase the participation on Photography Kinja. I know there are a lot of new people here that are participating, so I look forward to their contributions!

I will take suggestions on the next week’s mission objective.

Now, go on and complete your mission!

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