Fire Dancing

A few months ago I had the opportunity to photograph some fire Poi dancing.  I had never done anything like it before, so it was definitely a learning curve.  The sweet spot seemed to be not too long of an exposure, in order to capture both the movement of the fire, but also get the individual as well.  You’ll probably notice in the backgrounds of these images some rather strange lodging, as these were taken at Bloody Lake Rendezvous, a reenactment of the fur trade era in the US.

Burn Burn Burn

Alrighty, here’s Nathan Silvers showing off a spin move.

Burn Burn Burn

May I Have this Dance

I don’t know all what’s happening here with Lark and Kevin Peterson, but I know I like it.  Their fire and bodies intertwined as they danced together in the dark evening.

May I Have This Dance

In Front of the Flames

A final impromptu dance, in front of a small crowd.

In Front of the Flames