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Fireborn -- footnotes, of a sort

When I was first writing the chapter titled Firey Sunset, I had a particular picture in mind.  I took it back in College. 

I took a lot of sunrise photos then, since I was working on the student paper, which was a daily.  And sunset photos too.  With two small lakes on campus, a lot of those photos were over water.  I was in charge of placing stories and headlines (and continued tags and everything else) on the pages.  It was a late-night job.

That makes it...older than I really want to contemplate.  Anyway, when it came time to post that chapter, I couldn't find it, and so used a photo from my trip to MOONCon this year as a substitute.  But I really wasn't happy with it.  It was far from Fiery.

However, I have now found the photo!  And I went back and edited it into its proper spot in the story.  (-:  And just 'cause you folks are special, I'm copying it here.  It's one of the photos that made someone with a real camera, with 35mm film and filters and light meters and all, tell me I was lying when I told them all I had was one of those disc cameras. 

I'm still really pleased with this photo.

The photo on today's chapter is from a trip to "da UP" I took in 1989.  This photo is from 1979.
 

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arielstarshadow
Sep. 4th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - yes, that's gorgeous! Of course, having a "thing" with blood and vampires, I think it looks bloody as well as fiery. ;)
wyld_dandelyon
Sep. 4th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes. Just not useful symbolism for this story. (-:
red_trillium
Sep. 8th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful picture. I love the effect that you've got going on. I think that it's possible to get stunning shots with small "cheap" cameras as well as expensive ones. It's about the talent as much as the gear. Gear can help you make a nice shot. Talent guarantees that you'll be able to frame it.
wyld_dandelyon
Sep. 8th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I obviously lucked out in getting a good-quality lens on that cheap camera. I've seen some cheap cameras where the lens distorted the pictures. And I also took a lot of sunset & sunrise photos, which gave me a really good sense of when it was too dark to bother to try.

Looking at pictures some others are posting, though, I am having real-camera lust these days. Especially the closeups. Cell phone cameras don't do closeups of tiny things, at least not yet!
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