POTW #5: Brandon Wields A Flaming Stick


tech specs: shutter speed: 0.4 sec, focal length: 6mm (36mm in 35 mm terms), aperture: f/2.7, distance: 1.5 meters.

Brandon waves a flaming pine branch near a campfire on Gilman Island.

Philological Note on the Title of this POTW
Wield comes from the Old English, wealdan, meaning to rule, govern, or control, from whence derives its modern meaning, to handle skillfully. Wealdan in turn comes from the Indo-European root wal- meaning to be strong. Other modern English words sharing this root include valor, valiant, value, valence, equivalent, valediction.


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