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Burnt Offering (Tales of an American Dad, pt. 1)
2nd PlaceBurnt Offering (Tales of an American Dad, pt. 1)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hot II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jan 30, 2010
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2010

fun with flashes.

In retrospect a flaming piece of meat in my BBQ tongs would have been a big improvement. But, I only had enough for the guests that were coming over. And i didn't have any assistants to help with taking the picture!

LIghting Diagram Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_853858.jpg

Processing was curves/contrast/slight desat/crop/USM

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.6008
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.1471
Avg (non-participants): 6.6681
Views since voting: 5439
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 263
Comments: 54
Favorites: 16 (view)


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07/09/2010 09:25:41 AM
This is pretty sick. I love this image.
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04/16/2010 06:19:03 PM
Love this picture!

Thank you for the lighting diagram.
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03/15/2010 12:03:56 AM
Terrific!! Pro lighting, staging and excellent processing. Congratulations!!
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03/03/2010 03:40:27 PM
Great conception and delivery. Perfect background setting also. I had to study the details.
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02/16/2010 10:38:41 PM
Cool photo..like the reflection of the clock...Congrats!
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02/15/2010 09:52:01 AM
Great shot. Really love the lighting idea and the execution.
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02/15/2010 04:03:07 AM
Love this shot and the setup. Well done. Just one more to go and you'll have the blue, lol.
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02/14/2010 07:32:26 PM
Originally posted by dswann:

Awesome concept and execution. This one made me laugh out loud. Congrats on the HM!


Congrats on moving up to red!
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02/14/2010 10:05:57 AM
Terrific light setup, great concept and composition. Congrats, it really deserves the first page.
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02/13/2010 03:26:53 PM
Brilliant shot!!!
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02/13/2010 03:20:51 PM
Grats on the back door ribbon Mark, very nice work, and thanks for the "how to" lighting link, I'd agree with the idea of a stronger gel, and perhaps had you rotated the background so it was a bit simpler, it would have put more focus on the heroic barbeque master. Great idea, well executed, shame about the model ;)
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02/13/2010 06:09:59 AM
Originally posted by tapeworm_jimmy:

Great photo Mark. I love the lighting and the composition you have going here. Hope you didnt melt that flash in the process. Would love to see how you lit the shot.


Second that on how you lit the shot. A before and after pic. Very nice!!
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02/13/2010 05:22:19 AM
Great photo Mark. I love the lighting and the composition you have going here. Hope you didnt melt that flash in the process. Would love to see how you lit the shot.
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02/12/2010 04:05:03 PM
this is what norman rockwell photograph would look like
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02/12/2010 11:58:29 AM
Oh Mark! Congratulations!!! You are on a high roller's winning streak...keep those ribbons coming!
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02/12/2010 05:10:45 AM
woooohooo glad it ribboned
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02/11/2010 11:41:51 PM
cool shot Mark, very funny. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/11/2010 11:07:54 PM
Classic! Congrats Mark.
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02/11/2010 10:13:41 PM
Great to see your strobist stuff is as hot as your landscapes. Congratulations.

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02/11/2010 09:26:28 PM
Terrific....congrats on such a great image.
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02/11/2010 08:47:54 PM
Congrats on your ribbon Mark, great work.
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02/11/2010 08:19:11 PM
looks yummy! congrats on your (unexpected) ribbon Mark! :)
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02/11/2010 07:58:20 PM
Great work, esp all on your own! Congrats!
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02/11/2010 07:31:03 PM
Something similar happened to me once. It took over 3 months for my eyelashes to grow back to what they were.

Great image and very well executed. Congrats.
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02/11/2010 10:03:46 AM
Awesome lighting! I'm curious if you're using modifiers as it looks not quite soft, but not quite bare either.
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02/11/2010 10:02:06 AM
This is awesome! And anyway, then you would have ruined a perfectly good steak. Congratulations on what I think is perfection just like it is :)
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02/11/2010 07:27:33 AM
Congrats on the Yellow :)

Message edited by author 2010-02-11 09:44:04.
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02/11/2010 06:24:27 AM
Awesome stuff! Completely wonderful -- spectacular idea, as well! Congrats on a great HM.
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02/10/2010 05:40:36 PM
Totally robbed - should have ribboned! I really love this image (and your strobist stuff of late). Please keep it up :)
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02/10/2010 04:56:19 AM
this is awesome. blue from me. loving your work
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02/10/2010 02:28:00 AM
Congrats on the HM, the lighting here instantly reminded me of "Busted"
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02/10/2010 01:47:02 AM
Heh. Nice funny shot, Mark! :) Congrats!
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02/10/2010 01:26:48 AM
Great take on the challenge. Well done.
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02/10/2010 12:52:05 AM
Awesome concept and execution. This one made me laugh out loud. Congrats on the HM!
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02/10/2010 12:23:08 AM
LOL!! Perfect! (And hilarious!)
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02/10/2010 12:15:01 AM
You are doing some really great stuff with your story telling series. Your work is reminding me of Dave Hill and George Fulton. Congrats on 4th place!
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02/10/2010 12:06:14 AM
This was my fav in this challenge. Thought this would ribbon. Congrats on the HM though!

Raj
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02/10/2010 12:04:33 AM
This was my choice for the Blue. Congrats on the HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2010 09:26:42 AM
Great lighting, setup and expression.
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02/09/2010 02:17:27 AM
really good lighting; is there a flash on the bbq?
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02/09/2010 12:55:12 AM
Nice shot, just curious if it meets the Basic Editing criteria.
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02/07/2010 09:10:15 PM
Love it. Cool lighting.
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02/07/2010 06:00:01 PM
love the lighting & processing, dramatic photo
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02/07/2010 05:22:35 PM
Great humour, link to challenge and really, really well lit. Would love to see the lighting diagram post-challenge. 9
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02/06/2010 04:19:19 AM
Nice composition and use of lighting... I like the braai action theme!
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02/05/2010 10:27:28 PM
i love this shot, very original. light is perfect
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02/04/2010 10:51:43 PM
Now here's a photo bursting with drama. Great title, too. I love the body language! Hot spots on the forearm and forehead detract a bit IMO, but this photo is so conceptually and compositionally strong that I'm really just nitpicking. One of my faves in this challenge--methinks a strong contender for the front page!
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02/04/2010 08:06:54 PM
I reckon I am looking at a ribbon here... brilliant setup and realised.
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02/04/2010 11:20:56 AM
this is cute.
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02/03/2010 08:34:07 PM
This one is just awesome. Great lighting, and very creative. My choice for the blue.
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02/03/2010 01:37:18 PM
love it
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02/03/2010 10:54:35 AM
I love every aspect of this image. Amazing lighting and processing. This should ribbon in my views.
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02/03/2010 10:47:41 AM
I like the lighting in this one, the tone the expression on the man's face is priceless. Great image.
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02/03/2010 12:47:32 AM
is this what put you on the toilet? this story is going backwards. :P
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