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Classical Elements

I was asked by Lucile to post my photographic interpretations of the four classical elements—fire, air, water and earth. I happily accepted her challenge, of course.

“The classical elements are believed to reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which anything can consist or upon which the constitution and fundamental powers of everything are based.” —Wikipedia

Fire

Fire—ISO 3200, 135mm, -0.3EV, f/5.6, 1/250

ISO 3200, 135mm, -0.3EV, f/5.6, 1/2,500

 

Air

ISO 100, 18mm, -0.3EV, f/22, 1/200

ISO 100, 18mm, -0.3EV, f/22, 1/200

 

Water

ISO 1600, 132mm, 3.7EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

ISO 1600, 132mm, 3.7EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

 

Earth

ISO 2000, 135mm, 0 EV, f/5.6, 1/200

ISO 2000, 135mm, 0 EV, f/5.6, 1/200

 

I had a lot of fun with this challenge—especially with the water. I’ll be taking more of those again for sure! I had a really hard time deciding which water images to post, so here are some bonus pics.

 

More Water

ISO 1600, 135mm, 3.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

ISO 1600, 135mm, 3.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

 

ISO 1600, 132mm, 3.7EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

ISO 1600, 132mm, 3.7EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

 

Water6 (1 of 1)

ISO 1600, 135mm, 3.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

 

ISO, 1600, 135mm, 3.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

ISO, 1600, 135mm, 3.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/8,000

 

If you’d like to give the “classical elements challenge” a try, please, put the link to your post in the comments below. I’d love to see your take on it.


For Lucile’s Photo 101 Rehab.

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38 thoughts on “Classical Elements

    • Thanks! You’re the first one who singled out the “air” photo. I had trouble with that one, actually. I went out 3 times to re-shoot it. I had to keep adjusting for the light. There was too much burnout around the sun. Even on this one, there was burnout. That’s why it’s B&W. I could only salvage it in monochrome with Lightroom. I do think it turned out pretty cool though.

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