The Fire Dance Ritual

© Tim Chong

The Fire Dance Ritual

Uploaded: September 05, 2003


f/1.8, 1/350 sec, EF 50mm f/1.8, Delano, 19:05:45


September 05, 2003

OK, I'll "Bite" How did you do this?
It's eye catching but I know this dog didn't have fire flying from his feet. #57292

Tim Chong September 05, 2003

It's pretty simple. We live out in a small agriculture town where dust seem to settle on everything. We were walking dried mud where cars park (see tire prints). I noticed the dust smoke being made by Hallie's prancing so I kicked a nearby rock to get her dancing around it (she loves to retrieve and you'll notice a rock in front of her left paw).

The sunset was beautiful too and illuminated the dust smoke, as this photo was taken around 7:15 pm.

Photo was then converted in RAW while I increased temperature slightly to acheive this effect. It was then resized and sharpened in Photoshop.


Jennifer S. Becker September 05, 2003

Aha! It is a rather convincing effect. I'm glad you explained it before someone contacted the ASPCA. :) It's a great picture of Hallie. She's seems like a very happy dog. #189229

Jean Papo September 05, 2003

Really "hot" shot, Tim! Love it! #189240

Tim Chong September 05, 2003

Thanks Jean!

Jennifer, I would NEVER attempt to light fire on my labrador. She's my little baby. :) Thanks! #189244

Dean Sandifer level-classic September 06, 2003

I thought I recognized that tail from the dog pendulum winning photo from July. I checked out your gallery and I was right! What a photogenic animal! #189604

Roberta Davis September 06, 2003

Another awesome and clever shot.... It's good to see that her fame hasn't gone to her head and she still likes to play in the dirt..... She is a gorgeous dog. #189620

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic October 18, 2003

What an unusual, fantastic photo! Best of luck with this one! Congrats! #237664

Susana Matos October 19, 2003

Congrats and good luck,
cheers from Portugal,Su #238357

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