Tag: fire

Jul 24, 2013

Photos from Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Photos from Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Photograph by Alejandro Linares Garcia The National Pyrotechnic Festival is an annual event that takes place in Tultepec, Mexico. The festival promotes the country’s tradition of production and use of fireworks in honour of John of God, the patron saint of fireworks makers. Tultepec produces about half of all Mexico’s fireworks. The main event,…

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Jul 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: In the Heat of the Moment

Picture of the Day: In the Heat of the Moment

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Photograph of KAWIKA SINGSON | Taken by Chris Hirata In this crazy capture, we see photographer Kawika Singson getting up close and personal with lava as his shoes and tripod begin to catch fire. The photo went viral after being posted to the highly popular Facebook…

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Mar 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

INSIDE A FIRELOG Photograph by Cyko28 on Reddit In this intriguing close up photograph taken by Redditor Cyko28, we see the red-hot inside of a firelog as it burns away the wood from the inside out. A firelog is like a big wooden candle that burns from the middle of the log…

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Jan 9, 2013

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice)…

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Dec 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

PINE CONES BURNING IN A FIRE Photograph by Joshua Hubert In this red-hot close-up, photographer Joshua Hubert literally stuck his camera into the fire to get the shot. Submitted by the photog earlier today to Reddit, Hubert explains: Yes. I did need to stick my camera into the flames to get this…

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Feb 21, 2012

A Devil Sculpture Made from Matches Gets Set Ablaze

A Devil Sculpture Made from Matches Gets Set Ablaze

Artwork by DAVID MACH David Mach’s incredible sculpture, The Devil, is made entirely of matches. It was part of his exhibition “Precious Light: King James Bible – A Celebration 1611-2011” at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. In an act that was both performative and transformative, David set his sculpture ablaze to…

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Jan 21, 2012

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log

Commonly known as a ‘Swedish Fire Torch’, this simple outdoor cooking method not only provides you the heat you need to cook a delicious meal (or boil a pot of water), but it also comes with a built-in ‘stove top’ to place your pot or pan onto. It’s a tidy and controlled fire that’s…

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