Monday, November 29, 2010

Hey Buddy, You Gotta Light?

While in Vancouver last weekend I had the good fortune to be staying kitty-corner to the Olympic torch. Long since extinguished it still looked really cool, a medley of steel and icy glass. I didn't have much opportunity to shoot that trip but hauled arse my only available morning when I saw the color of dawn creeping in. Snow had fallen that night to help bring back the feeling of what was, in my humble yet correct opinion, the greatest winter games of my generation.

And so here we have the Vancouver Olympic Torch, 2010:

But... Wait a minute? Where did them flames come from? Given I'm not a photojournalist I'm comfortable with "enhancing" the mood whenever necessary. And thanks to my good friend and awesome photographer Scott Campbell I had access to ready-made flames that I could inject into my shot. His image of the torch (taken during the Olympics while he worked as a skiing official, documented on his blog here) was actually published. His contribution of fire helped complete my shot. That and some mad Photoshop skillz.

And if you have ever wondered what that puppy looks like up close, it's a thing of beauty.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, but I have to say, it is your Photoshop skillz that made the flame image possible!