Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The transient art of your kitchen burner

Your kitchen gas burner creates transient art every time you light it's fire, so to speak. All of us know that you have to wait for the gas flow to stabilize for you to light it up with your lighter. It takes at least half a second between you turning the knob and lighting it. 

The gas that has been already released ignites in one glorious fireball for a fraction of a second but you rarely notice it. This is because it is a dull blue flame and is hardly noticeable in daylight. But then, it is to capture stuff like this that the camera is a perfect tool.

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