selenium toned silver gelatin print
This image was created to illustrate the characteristic agricultural fires utilized between crop seasons by southern Italian farmers. These human-induced fires are reported to be the primary cause of forest fires in the arid south. This particular fire was an out of control agricultural fire that was spreading rapidly because of a strong breeze.
Photographed using a Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 camera and Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.5 lens with a #24 red filter. Image printed on Kentmere fiber-based paper.Accolades:
- 2010 Contributor, B&W: 2010 Portfolio (Travel/People/Places category).
- 2009 Exhibitor, Paducah Photo '09. Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Juror: Antonio Martinez.
- B&W. 2010. 2010 Portfolio Contest: Travel/People/Places Category. on-line