Fire in the Cold!

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Tunisian Kanoon

That is a Kanoon. It’s a traditional Tunisian heating instrument. We still use it indoors in cold winters. You can call it a Coal Pot or Coal Bowl.

In the raw file, almost only the sparks are visible. After processing it, the quality of the image wasn’t up to my standards but it was okay overall.

I fixed the white balance so the background’s colors are cold as opposed to the subject’s fire and sparks. It is the purpose of the Kanoon after all: to warm up a cold setting. I hope that provided the element of mood or ambiance that the challenge‘s asking for.

 

Here’s a close-up photo of the Kanoon indoors.

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[Journal]Picks from Nov. 8th 2016

I love going out and taking long walks in autumn. It’s just that I don’t always do that even though I love it. I keep asking myself why. I guess I’m lazy, perhaps?! Anyways, yesterday was a good day for a hike. And I finally hit the road – the mountain road

I got my new mirrorless camera to enjoy along with a mixed playlist of Tim Bowness and Gazpacho songs.

As soon as clouds covered the sun my finger on the shutter button went crazy! I picked this photo to share from over 15 pictures. Don’t think it’s the best one. The rest are just duplicates and variations of the same scene. (a waste of shutter actuations!)

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Soon after, it rained briefly I doubled back to the main road and what do you know? A rainbow! Unfortunately, I got distracted by a shepherd who thought I was lost and kept asking me questions. Well eventually, I got this decent shot of the rainbow.

The shepherd didn’t want me to take a picture of him. I settled for the sheep.

We kept talking for a while until it was time for me to go home. He was a nice guy. I wanted to shoot a portrait of him but like all people in my town; they’re simply not open to the idea yet. It’s understandable (but also a shame.)

Took those on my way back. As soon as I stepped into the house, the rain fell as if a dam in the sky broke!

I got comfortable indoors and spent the best part of the night editing photos on Lightroom.

Until next time. ^_^