Playing With Fire

I'm sure you've seen light painting before, but something I stumbled upon was using light painting in reverse.

Light painting always involves a long shutter exposure, and usually it's done with the camera fixed in place while a point or points of light trace across the image, creating a trail of light. I used the same idea in the images below, only I kept the light fixed instead. The camera was the moving object and I moved to trace the light with the campfire. I found it to be incredibly interesting, not only with the process of how it was done, but with the results! Each image, although they used the same technique, has a completely different design to it. The fire was never the same, and I could never move in exactly the same manner, so each image has it's own unique characteristics.

Each image used anywhere from a 2 to 5 second exposure at F11. Enjoy the images, leave a comment, and let me know what you think!