We all have a fascination with fire. Here the seen and unseen evoke many ideas.
Susan says, “Lucia has captured fire in this photo. A photo like this can be useful in a presentation because it can tell so many stories and illustrate many ideas. We can see how raw fire was harnessed at the height of its usefulness to humankind, when it powered most machinery and heated most buildings. Man’s ingenuity is on display here, too, showing how fire, hot beyond hot, could be contained and controlled, blazing behind an elaborate and odd butterfly shaped furnace door. And in this space it almost seems like a rolling liquid, beautiful but deadly, raging but safely so. In short, don’t forget to use photos to illustrate ideas and to tell stories. You’ll make a strong connection with your audience and have fun in the process.”
Lucia says, “What we don’t see in this photo is the marriage of fire and water. This man actually is stoking the fire to heat water that will run a steam engine. Yes, it is man’s ingenuity on display here – combining two disparate elements to put a mechanical device in motion. Think of the ideas you could evoke to get a discussion going with this type of photo. Bringing together unlikely pairs to try something new, the power behind a scene, and developing creative solutions are just a few of your many options.”
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