Winter's Night Rubies Heather Macleod
A neat idea and the image has beautiful warm tones throughout. The pinky-purple embers in the centre grab the eye as a focal point, however the image is let down by the overall blurred effect which I can only assume has been caused by camera movement. I checked the metadata and it states the image settings as 0.8 seconds and ISO 80 with an aperture of f/4.9. If you were hand holding the camera at 0.8 seconds I can understand the camera shake effect, so if this was the case I would recommend you try this again using a tripod. A faster ISO would lend itself to a faster shutter speed thus reducing the possibility of camera shake, however you wouldn't achieve the lovely movement effect you have here of the flames flickering... hence the need for a tripod. Essentially, what I am looking for in this image is movement in the flames but crisp sharp embers. A good effort that is definitely worth another try.