Fire in the Cold!

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.




I’m not sure this fits the Ambiance photography challenge (at least not based on an immediate interpretation) but I was posting these photos anyways.

These are two very old small houses in my town that are associated with ghost stories. I used to hear a lot of scary stuff about them. Well, they’re just stories.

As soon as I finished processing them, the first word that came to mind is dread and so I called them that.

It would be great if I can shoot them again at night. The place is really isolated and I admit it’s super creepy so not doing that any time soon!