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andrewt


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Illuminative Subject (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: home - Singapore
Date: Mar 16, 2009
Aperture: F18
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2009

1st match entry in DPC, hope it does not crash & burn !!

Lit with my pair of Nikon R1C1 macro flashes
1 on the left (at the same level as the head of matchstick) , one on the right pointing above the head of the matchstick.
Both flashes were set to expose at -1.3eV
Used my Nikkor 105mm micro with a full set of extention tubes, manually focus on the matchstick head.
Thats it , lit the match and triggered the shutter release in parallel.
Went through 6 matchsticks to get the shot.

Hope I can break 6 again with this shot.
Andrew.... 18th Mar09
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Phew, thanks guys & gals for all the votes. Glad to break 6.

Andrew....25th Mar09


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.0660
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.7143
Avg (non-participants): 6.2148
Views since voting: 2699
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 212
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/12/2009 09:11:35 PM
your photographs are incredible!
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03/26/2009 08:15:05 AM
Excellent shot and finish Andrew! WTG!
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03/25/2009 04:59:04 PM
Super macro shot, should be in the top 3. I like this one .
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03/25/2009 10:54:31 AM
I really love the super sharp detail of the match head. great work well done
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03/25/2009 12:29:02 AM
This was my 10 for this challenge! Awesome shot!
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03/25/2009 12:12:24 AM
Great finish Andrew! Thanks!
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03/25/2009 12:07:53 AM
Great job Andrew! This is better then most of the match shots I have ever seen on here. The fact that you used real macro equipment and lit it properly makes a world of difference. You can see the burning material on the match head and the detail in the match stick. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2009 02:44:21 PM
You did it! Caught combustion sharply on camera.
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03/22/2009 10:42:42 PM
the framing is just too close, while the detail of the match head is nice, I'm missing the drama of the swirl of flame and smoke.
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03/22/2009 05:59:35 PM
Wow, bet you had more than one exposure in getting this shot. Right moment :)
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03/21/2009 10:24:01 AM
Great capture, super detail and colors.
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03/19/2009 01:03:48 PM
closest macro of the combustion yet. 10. I hope to find out the lens or lens combo used.
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03/18/2009 06:51:01 PM
Ouf, that must have taken quite some matches.
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03/18/2009 06:18:37 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets some graining when trying this type of shot.
Very nicely done.
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03/18/2009 05:35:34 PM
Great macro - love the texture of the tip and wood.
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03/18/2009 12:12:56 PM
Terrific image. Best do far to me.
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03/18/2009 11:54:35 AM
I like this capture over the other match subjects as the definition of the sulfur and the matchstick are very defined. Well done
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03/18/2009 04:31:33 AM
Really nice image with alot of good detail in the match. Staying so close to the flame I hope you didn´t burn your lens. The only thing that bothers me is the blue and purple stuff in the upper left corner.
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03/18/2009 02:53:52 AM
this is wicked man. I tried to do something like this and gave up, it is sooo difficult. you mastered it beautifully. 9 for me
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