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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: kitchen
Date: Oct 17, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

Ice cube on fire. I was planning to enter the lighting challenge and had worked so hard on my entry then i suddenly got this idea and just went with it. Tried looking up on the web how to set an ice cube on fire and didnt find anything too useful, so i decided to gather up all the toxic flammable art supplies I have (rubber cement, alcohol, spray fixative, paint thinner, chalk pastel oil, and some other little things) and do a little experimenting. In the end it was remarkably easier to set up than i would have ever imagined... just an ice cube coated in rubber cement on a black baking tray. Additional lighting was from a strobe on the left.

PP - raw conversion, crop, curves, selcol, ni, usm

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.2708
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9718
Avg (non-participants): 6.3738
Views since voting: 2787
Views during voting: 557
Votes: 277
Comments: 22
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/29/2006 09:14:12 PM
Ouch! Very nice indeed and thanks for the pioneering experimentation.
Congratulations on your 11place.
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10/28/2006 08:00:33 PM
Great picture.
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10/26/2006 04:30:59 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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10/25/2006 04:48:46 PM
Congratulations, I have tried to achieve this exact photograph a few times without success. It seems I used the wrong ingredients, the 40% alcohol wouldn't burn :)
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10/25/2006 01:33:20 AM
Beautiful shot Nick!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 08:43:24 PM
great job!
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10/24/2006 07:12:05 PM
Beautiful!
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10/22/2006 09:43:04 PM
Nice colors, composition, reflection, classical. The stray small reflections(?) on the left are a little distracting and confusing.
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10/21/2006 03:56:05 PM
well-executed
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10/21/2006 03:51:38 PM
Cool picture, the best i've seen yet on this competition, i like the idea. Gave it 8
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10/20/2006 01:51:59 PM
best one out of all the other icy hot photos so 10 just like that.
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10/20/2006 09:49:35 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 1
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 7
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10/19/2006 06:25:05 AM
Good shot to make the ice appear to be on fire, although that looks like a matchhead over on the left, which spoils the illusion a little.
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10/18/2006 11:30:57 PM
Third one! People think parallel.
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10/18/2006 08:38:40 PM
nice and clear... great effect!!
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10/18/2006 04:53:32 PM
I've seen a couple other icy hot shots so far, but this one is by far the best yet! Awesome!
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10/18/2006 10:28:19 AM
well done.
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10/18/2006 09:20:42 AM
Very Clean nice job.
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10/18/2006 01:57:44 AM
Very cool...or hot - GRIN!
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10/18/2006 01:50:57 AM
Clever use of elements to fit the challenge
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10/18/2006 12:48:56 AM
Nice one!
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10/18/2006 12:43:40 AM
this is the third one!
best so far!
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