Virtual Travelling: Portland, Oregon

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Overhead Circle of Fire, originally uploaded by Mr. Monroe.

The story behind this picture of a fire dancer can be read at Matthew’s blog, where the photographer writes about his enduring fascination with fire.

In summary, the entire photo shoot involved a lot of standing around in the cold murky water of the Willamette during the dark. There’s a couple more of the shots on his photostream, including a rather spectacular shot in the water with the moon trail (also blogged).

I rather admire a good fire-dancer (the fanciest trick in that vein that I can manage is a basic 3-ball juggle with no fire involved). A friend of mine is a clown doctor and stilt walker who is rather more impressive than I. Any hoydenizens out there got any good party tricks?

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3 replies

  1. TigTog:
    Thanks for the kind words about this photo and my photography. This was a fun image to make (along with all the other fire photos), even though myself and Jenny — the “dancer” — froze our butts off while standing around in the water.
    Let me know if I can help you out with more “virtual travels” around the world.

  2. Gorgeous!
    I’m a firetwirler myself… mostly stick and double stick, although I can manage a little poi. I also stiltwalk, clown, do hat tricks and juggle 🙂

  3. Sorry I didn’t respond yesterday – it’s been mad!
    Matthew – I’m enjoying this weekly feature of mine – it makes me log on to Flickr at least once a week to see what my contacts and the wider world of Flickrites are up to (and reminds me that I always have photos to upload too). It’s always fascinating.
    Hexy, yay for you with the firetwirling! One day I’ll learn how to do a bit of basics, at least.

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