Photographer's Note

Fire is both hot and dry.
Earth is both cold and dry.
Air is both hot and wet.
Water is both cold and wet.

Whereas the important role of FIRE in the World has been addressed in a few posts I wanted to do a macrophoto of fire.
Not just any fire, but the fire we see when local Nova Scotian Red Spruce gasifies and burns.

A few years back < Sept 2003 > Nova Scotia was hit by hurricane Juan,
which at the time destroyed some 100 million < yes MILLION! > trees.
Being as the Red Spruce is Nova Scotia's provincial tree
quite a few of the destroyed trees were of course Red Spruce.

Many of these trees are now being "recycled".
One process of "return to nature" is FIRE.
Hence my photo's caption: Ode to FIRE.

PS Perhaps I will follow up with other aspects of fire and fir!
MAny of my other photos have featured red spruce in the fore- or background.

The flames in this photo are taken - without flash - of the ends of a few logs that are spewing out gas at the cut end
of the logs. These gases travel along the channels in the wood of what was a tree not to long ago.

Can you see the "monster" in the upper right quadrant?

No PP was used other than scaling < to 1/3 >.

Related shots on TL and on TN.

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