Matt Moses  

Fire Spinner by Matt Moses

November 2020 - Fire Spinner

November 2020 - Matt Moses


About the Image(s)

This is a black and white conversion from a photo I recently revisited. This was taken during a fire spinning routine at a local music festival.

Nikon D850
24-70 / F2.8 @ 58mm
1/80 @ F/4
ISO 800

Edited in Lightroom... cropped, lowered shadows, lowered whites, increased contrast, clarity and dehaze. Then a high contrast b/w conversion and adjust the shadows and highlights some more. After that Photoshop to clone out some background elements.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
Monochrome was a good choice for this, the tonal range is good.
The expression on her face and the makeup add to the interest to the shot, framed by the blurring wands of fire. well done.   Posted: 11/10/2020 18:40:31

Alec Chester   Alec Chester
Matt, This is a real winner! The facial expression and makeup are wild matching perfectly with the theme of fire. Do you ever use Silver Effex Pro for B & W conversion?   Posted: 11/23/2020 14:50:50

Gail McTaggart   Gail McTaggart
Congrats Matt, a great image and I certainly agree with Ron that monochrome was a great choice. You have done a great job of removing/blending out the lady in the background and the central figures legs to make this image all about the lady, her facial expression/makeup and the flames. Well done!   Posted: 11/28/2020 01:55:20

Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
Agree this is a great shot black and white is a good choice.
My recommendation is to increase the contrast between the background and the spikes she is using to spin the fireballs. For me this would increase the impact of this shot.   Posted: 11/28/2020 10:00:22

Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Very effective and dramatic in B/W. Love her expression, like she is having fun. Outstanding altogether!   Posted: 11/30/2020 22:03:57