I was shooting a wedding that was getting towards the end of the day. The guests, aided by a day of drinking, decided it would be a good idea to build a large bonfire. The point of this post is that I have been a fan of high speed photography for a long time and felt this was a perfect time to see what I could get from a roaring, gigantic fire. I put my shutter speed at 1/8000 of a second and the results are pretty awesome. I also took a couple longer exposures to catch the sparks streaking in the sky. Never underestimate the power of wood, fire, drunk people and the violent beauty that results from all of those things mixed together.
Here is a reference picture for how big the fire actually was.