I went hunting around for a thread dedicated to coal fire pictures but didn't find one. So how bout we start one! We can post the coolest pics of our obsession and talk about tips and tricks to get that perfect shot.
Please feel free to add your prized picture of your coal fire with a description of the conditions about how it was taken. This isn't to be restricted to hand fed stoves, you stoker fellas have some fantastic pics as well.
I take mine in a dark room with the flash off. Usually the automatic settings of the camera or smart phone do a pretty good job of gathering light. Sometimes I'll do some manual camera settings to brighten it up. Then I'll use some post picture editing to sharpen and enhance contrast and adjust saturation. Here's a few of my favorites.
Lets see some fires!!