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Challenge: Numbers III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: luxembourg
Date: Feb 9, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2015

ah well! some sweat and serious work involved in this tiny shot....

The holy three kept fire! ;D

Place: 10 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.0213
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7222
Avg (non-participants): 6.2069
Views since voting: 385
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 94
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/10/2015 06:15:04 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

Congratulations on your top ten finish for a fascinating and well executed image that fully meets the challenge.
I love your original (well, it is to me) and unique interpretation of the challenge brief I can only imagine the amount of “sweat and serious work” that went into it. I had forgotten all about this technique, I remember reading about it a long time ago but I have never tried it myself, I suppose the occasions where it is appropriate are few and far between but I'm glad you resurrected this for me.

I whole heartedly agree with you, the matches are an absolutely essential component of the whole image, you have captured them very well though I do have a problem with the large area of blown highlight on the end match, its a shame. The threes themselves have come out very well, I love their colours and am mystified how you achieved the variations of colour was this through the flash gel? If so, how come the colours are not universal or is it a combination of separate images?

Anyway, the end result was well worth all the effort, most enjoyable, thanks for submitting, Sid
02/21/2015 06:12:05 AM
this picture was taken with the use of a "bokeh mask" - meaning I cut out a 3 on a piece of paper and fixed it to the front of the lens, taking the picture through the tiny opening. In result the bokeh is now shaped, showing 3's everywhere. (I just used a rippled surface, my Speedlites with colour gels)

Thankyouverymuch for the appreciation and comments!! :)

(and nope, without the fire, this shot would have been empty and NOT the same....even if it's not the most original idea, I know...)
02/19/2015 10:14:18 AM
All the work was worth it, congratulations on your top 10.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2015 09:11:58 AM
Nicely done, top 5.
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02/14/2015 03:14:27 PM
Interesting. Curious how you got that effect. Nice shot of the flames. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2015 10:13:45 AM
Love it very creative.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2015 11:48:47 PM
Sometimes less is more, I like the idea but maybe the matches didn't need to be there.
02/12/2015 12:25:58 PM
However did you do this? Nicely done...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2015 05:29:30 PM
Fabulous 3 bokeh!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2015 03:45:25 PM
the " Black Trinity " of photoraphers , only one left and he is still as sharp as ever.8

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