This is an unusual landscape. It’s in an estuary where the ground is covered by the sea and then dried out everyday. It’s cracked, has foliage and is covered in salt. It has a texture like a desert but is moist through the water.
Vintage vehicles, original colour below.
So one night, I came across a fire eater and decided to try and take his picture.
Not having done this before, I struggled with the exposure.
I also struggled with my timing, and the fact that his act was nearly finished so I had to hurry.
I finally achieved a half decent picture of a fire eater:
I took this picture in Fujicolour of a tram at night. It’s a handheld shot, completely unzoomed to avoid as much shake as possible.
Next, I greyscaled it and cropped it to get rid of the light on the left and the scaffolding on the right.
Then I messed about with the levels to try and get a bit of glow from the tram lights compared to the street and to hide a bit of grain.
It’s square because I cropped out the sky.
To celebrate the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 which united the three separate colonies of the Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion.