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The photo was taken in 2007 in the “correfoc” (fire game) of the Fiestas de la Mercè of Barcelona, patron saint of the city. It was the second time I took pictures in the “correfoc”, had bought a cheap filter, because last year had been useless had used, which wasrepeated this year too.

I was on the Via Laietana and I realized that there was a group of devils who ”lit theirtorches” with one of its members by a fireball style Fakir. I did not time to catch the first one. I took a while for this particular group and its leader. In the next one I was just in the right place. I was ”lucky” to catch the moment.

A few weeks later, I was fortunate that the photo was awarded at the Fotomercè of that year, which made the ”fakir” from the group to contact me. Since then I have followed and take photos of this small group, Bocs de Can Rosés, which has led to a job still unfinished (Bocs de Can Rosés).

Prior commented that I was lucky to take this picture, and I insist on it because that day were a combination of factors that have made special lighting. Following the Bocs de Can Rosés, at other times we tried to do it and did not come with the same force and intensity. Last year we discovered that there was more than a group of devils on the floor that day, it so happened that there were two Bocs guys “lighting” torches (the fakir and another group member, you can see an arm in the photo in short sleeves! carrying a small torch to light), which caused the volume of fire was much greater, and therefore the image was more intense and powerful.

Technical considerations may have been others, I really do not give me time to think long and pulled with aperture priority, but for the curious and nurse about these things, the picture was taken in raw with a Canon EOS 5D, a ISO 1600, f 3.2 1 / 8000,no flash, and 16mm focal length. Possibly not the most ideal, but I think it worked. It was subsequently processed with Photoshop.

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