A boy looking after a bonfire suddenly decides to give it an almighty wack with his stick. The fire, in the compound where I live in Saudi Arabia, was lit to celebrate Thanksgiving.
You've captured the action very well. It's a little spooky.
16 Nov 2008 6:17am
Wow, that's an incredible scene and for all the motion in the photo, the fellow on the right is your 'anchor'.
Good timing on your part!
16 Nov 2008 6:41am
Aggression in motion, superbly captured. Love the lighting and colours here from the fire. Wonderful
16 Nov 2008 7:03am
Absolutely spectacular Michael.
Very nice capture of the movement of the boy.
I enjoy your journals on the Internet ( Postcards Home )
16 Nov 2008 7:24am
Great movement in this.
16 Nov 2008 7:39am
What an amazing photo...the blurred movement gives quite an eerie effect!
16 Nov 2008 8:02am
Great motion blur! I can really feel the power the little boy is putting into the swing!
It reminds me of how little boys (and girls...) in Israel have fun on the Lag B'Omer holiday when fires are lit - I didn't know you lit fires for Thanksgiving.
16 Nov 2008 8:47am
16 Nov 2008 9:02am
wow, the kid looks like an avenging angel... great shot!!!
16 Nov 2008 9:23am
This is a good motion photo. The colors are very special also.
16 Nov 2008 9:33am
Beautiful colour and motion blur; works very well.
16 Nov 2008 9:47am
nice shot :)
16 Nov 2008 9:58am
WOW that is amazing, catching speed, holy cow, leave it to you, you did it so well, plus love the echoe of that fire, bravo
16 Nov 2008 10:57am
the movment and the colors make this pic really original
16 Nov 2008 12:28pm
There is a wonderful unreality to this like it is not really happening . . love how the boy is so still while it all happens ! Great shot of a moment.
16 Nov 2008 1:18pm
great action... colors and scene... great timing
16 Nov 2008 1:40pm
Interesting shot... makes me want to go out and build a bonfire...
16 Nov 2008 2:07pm
Very special shot. (Works a little bit "devilish" too.)
16 Nov 2008 2:14pm
Strange motion, the person seems in flames too !
16 Nov 2008 3:07pm
Small boys and fire - always an interesting combination
16 Nov 2008 3:52pm
WOW an amazing photo love the way the fire light illuminates everyone with a red haze. Great sense of motion and emotion as well.
16 Nov 2008 5:42pm
Like how you captured the movement! Nice one :)
16 Nov 2008 6:14pm
Very interesting shot. Good exposure time and nice warm colors!
16 Nov 2008 7:42pm
The fantastic effect! Beautiful colours. Stunning shot!
16 Nov 2008 8:16pm
The long exposure makes a very special effect to this man.
16 Nov 2008 9:55pm
wow! good thing you have your camera ready! lol! very cool shot! :D
17 Nov 2008 12:47am
The movement and colour really set this shot on fire.
17 Nov 2008 3:18am
Was he spanking the fire? I love your use of motion. It is very powerful and appropriate for this image.
17 Nov 2008 4:02am
@Rags: Hitting the fire with his stick. thanks, Rags.
Stunning shot! The contrast between the subjects, one boy moving and the other motionless spectator, is amazing.
17 Nov 2008 4:12am
An amazing photo with the blurred motion and vibrant colour!
17 Nov 2008 5:58am
Very good motion shot, excellent timing!
17 Nov 2008 1:06pm
A powerful action shot, the light is great too.
17 Nov 2008 2:43pm
Excellent. Everything about it.
17 Nov 2008 4:42pm
Very dynamic snap- love the motion capture and the lighting.
17 Nov 2008 10:45pm
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