Coal Fire Pictures

Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:44 pm

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!! :D
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Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size


Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:03 pm

Pics of the baby blues with bituminous coal. Pics were taken with my cell phone, about 3/4 of the way thru the burn cycle of the coal. No editing was done to the photos.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:52 pm

Lightning wrote: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.


Coal Photo Competition
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:11 pm

Thanks Rob. I couldn't find it... :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Ky Speedracer On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:21 pm

here's a couple that I like...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Florence HotBlast NO.68 & Potbelly
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: HotBlast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Ky Lump & Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:15 pm

Just a few. I'm not obsessed or anything like that :roll:

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:44 pm

Very nice fellas!
Here's one I just snapped a few minutes ago.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:49 pm

Didn't really fool around with this too much but it is what it is. 70-300 lens at 210mm f/5 @1/160, 3 shot hdr post process in LR. 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 or more likely a Van Wert VW85H [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Waterford 105 pulling duty, Saey Hanover II getting dressed for the party
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic


Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Razzler On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:05 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: ElCamMan515 On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:31 am

I'll add one from when I had the Surdiac running in October.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker K-Lite
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Pea Anthracite

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:39 pm

BunkerdCaddis wrote:Didn't really fool around with this too much but it is what it is. 70-300 lens at 210mm f/5 @1/160, 3 shot hdr post process in LR. 8-)


I think that is my favorite photo of an anthracite fire. Nice work.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:57 pm

Rob R. wrote:
BunkerdCaddis wrote:Didn't really fool around with this too much but it is what it is. 70-300 lens at 210mm f/5 @1/160, 3 shot hdr post process in LR. 8-)


I think that is my favorite photo of an anthracite fire. Nice work.


Exactly what I was thinking.
northernmainecoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:10 pm

Ditto ... and my favorite video is from ashcat.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:33 pm

Lot of nice photos here. Good idea :idea: Lightning.
Here are mine, one for the Sunnyside (vintage effect) and one for the Golden Bride, both burning anthracite.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Coal Fire Pictures

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:54 pm

Rob R. wrote:I think that is my favorite photo of an anthracite fire. Nice work.


northernmainecoal wrote:Exactly what I was thinking.


coalnewbie wrote:Ditto ...


Thank you for the kind words, I shot that for an avatar when I first joined the forum. :cheers:
BunkerdCaddis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 or more likely a Van Wert VW85H [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Waterford 105 pulling duty, Saey Hanover II getting dressed for the party
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic