November 08, 2007  in  About my art       Related posts:  

Fuse ©2007 Daniel Sroka

Speaking of glowing embers, I’ve been working on this photograph of a wild grape vine, which to me looks like a burning fuse. I found this vine growing at the top of the hill by our house, and snipped off some of the dried and very curled ends. I wasn’t sure what I was going to get when I started photographing it. But when I focused on a bit of detail on the vine, and let the shallow depth of field blur everything above it, it came out looking like smoke pouring from the end of the lit fuse. What do you think of the name? I was also considering “Ember”, or something more active like “Smoulder”.