This took an awful long time to get published, right? It seems that either the topic wasn’t as interesting as previous ones or summer … heat … slowed everyone down. Still, better publish before actual summer heat runs out 😉
As usual, I’m afraid I might have forgotten someone, particularly over the 7 weeks since the announcement of the challenge. If so, please tell me and I’ll find your email to update the post asap.
This challenge, I wanted responses that played on the word heat. Actual heat, taking some heat, escaping from the heat… It went further than I hoped, with even a little poetics along the road 🙂 And the photos, well, I’ll let you be the judge of the photos ….
Philippe adds: “Two summer photographs. I like that the two atmospheres are so different but both communicate heat”.
Noel adds: “Had a go at the heat theme today and needed to cheat a bit. Any tree experts in the group will recognise the flame tree as a winter bloomer, but it is quite summer-postcard in all of its dayglow saturation. If the “sun ark” was titled more truthfully it could be “winter sunshine ” but it is not a product for sale so truth in advertising rules don’t need to be followed. 😉 “
May I just add that photography and truth don’t belong together 😉 Evocative is what we want. Thanks Noel.
Nancee adds: “Graff-HEAT-i” is obviously a play on words; however the actual graffiti in the image certainly resembles fire! “Cracked Wall” was taken at an old hacienda in central Mexico and, to me, the heat factor is expressed by the leafless tree shadow and the cracked adobe wall. And it makes me recall how hot it was during my stay at the hacienda!”
And, obviously, the red and orange colours evoke fire, the shapes evoke flames. Brilliant. What else is new 😉
Kristian explains: “I found no good photos, and no ideas for any – so, well, instead a micro-story.”
A hot morning…
… getting hotter, better indoors … thinking,
reflecting – time for a pipe! ( Pre-heat )
Ceci n’est pas une Magritte, mais
ceci, c’est une pour Maigret.( Hot on the trail… )
Yes, Some Like It Hot,
even at High Noon,
and at the end of a scorching day,
Pascal adds: And in French, no less 😉
John adds: “A little over a year ago I bought a Nikon V1 body and had it converted to 720IR. I really got to wring it out in June on a trip through Eastern Washington and Oregon. IR makes all the foliage go white since it has the highest IR reflectance in the image. Perfect for shooting under the noonday sun. Though the cars were shot under an overcast sky shortly after a rain shower; but the grass and weeds seem to come out fine.
The other two are normal BW from the Night Market series. Some of the booths can get really hot and steamy and make great images. Unfortunately the Night Market is no more.”
What can I say? Brilliant photography as usual. I love that the mill seems cool and the rest feels so hot.
Patrick adds: “what is more cooling than experiencing a “church in church”
To me, Patrick’s image is one of those non-spectacular gems that invite longer inspection. “Heat” can be the heat taken by the photographer in this quiet environment, the heat taken by the woman for her pagan tattoo or the cool temperature of the church in the summer … heat. Also culturally interesting as the inside of the church is quite different from those I get to see usually 🙂
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