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November - Bonfire Night (UK)
November - Bonfire Night (UK)
BobsterLobster


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Calendar (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Roundhay Park, Leeds
Date: Nov 5, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Snapshot, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

Virtually no PP, just a slight gamma adjustment and some sharpening.
A definition of a bonfire: 'A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement.'
A bit about bonfire night in the UK: 'Bonfire Night is celebrated across the UK on 5 November. The date marks the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes along with a group of co-conspirators in London in 1605.'

This photo was taken at a big organised event in Roundhay Park in Leeds which included fireworks. Over 30,000 people turned up!

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.5951
Avg (commenters): 7.8846
Avg (participants): 6.2162
Avg (non-participants): 7.0426
Views since voting: 5878
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 205
Comments: 33
Favorites: 18 (view)


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10/31/2006 09:32:07 AM
oh wow! excellent!
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12/14/2004 10:12:35 AM
LOL, very kind of you!
12/14/2004 07:19:13 AM
simply awesome. you are the master bob- oh yeah- and I sure its been said a bunch of times- but when they make a movie about your life as a photographer- Rob schneider can play the title role. rock on dude!
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11/15/2004 02:53:16 PM
Is this form a celebratory expression commemorative of this terrorist's attempt being foiled, or a vicarious wish for its success?

Great shot regardless.
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11/15/2004 02:25:49 PM
Congratulations on your 16th finish. A great image and an opportune capture. Belongs in the top 10.
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11/15/2004 09:06:06 AM
Amazing capture of the flames! Great color/exposure.
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11/15/2004 03:08:32 AM
Way too low down the scale. Well done Bob.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2004 09:09:48 AM
wow. powerful image. great contrast
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11/13/2004 10:47:22 PM
What a powerful image. Scary stuff. 8
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11/13/2004 09:40:13 PM
I'm not to sure this would be on a calendar kinda wack for that, but I love it! 8
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11/13/2004 08:25:32 AM
Beautifully captured with interesting detail in the shapes of the wooden crates. 8
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11/13/2004 03:34:23 AM
This goes in "Hell's Calendar" ;-)
11/12/2004 09:04:06 PM
This is one of the best fire shots I've ever seen. The color and contraast are perfect. Really great job.
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11/12/2004 02:30:58 AM
Powerful image. A bit too powerful for me. I would crop closer or move back for a point of reference. It seems that whatever is burning (pallets?) looks like a building. I would not have guessed that this was a bonfire without the title. Great colors, but it reminds me of Halloween gone wrong.
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11/11/2004 07:14:12 PM
Great texture, I would have liked to see some photos taken closer into the burning palettes (wrong word?), not that I don't like this one, I just find the motive very interesting to play with.
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11/11/2004 03:26:00 PM
UHM! Nothing quite like the smell of burning wooden pallets. LOL! Hope you were wearing a gas mask. Lots of arsenic in those treated wood pallets.

Very cool image.
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11/11/2004 10:23:18 AM
mmmmmmmmmm... thanks guy fox... great pic.
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11/10/2004 02:26:39 PM
Love this, love the patterns in the flames, love the pallette shapes. I can hear your lens cracking in the heat! Blistering shot!
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11/09/2004 11:09:09 PM
Almost abstract, mesmerizing, good job
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11/09/2004 07:37:27 PM
Awesome shot, the palets give this neat lines 9
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11/09/2004 07:07:50 PM
Not the typical calendar photo. Very powerful and different.
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11/09/2004 07:02:53 PM
pyromaniacs association's calendar?
11/09/2004 04:39:39 PM
Excellent work here - wonderful control of exposure. I wonder if, perhaps, it isn't slightly too suggestive of a house fire for the normally required blandness of calendar photography - something along the lines of a family silhouetted by it would add that inoffensiveness that seems normal. But nevertheless, and wonderfully executed photograph. Love that structure of burning pallets. 8
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11/09/2004 04:20:19 PM
intense!
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11/09/2004 04:04:07 PM
Ok I take it as the Bonfire is some UK think anyone in UK would associate with November, so I won't judge is as off challenge. I done that enough today anyways. Other than that it is a good image.
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11/09/2004 01:37:12 PM
Wow. Hot picture. (Pun intended.) I love the detail in the pile of palets that are burning.
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11/09/2004 12:54:10 PM
Great graphic. 7
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11/09/2004 07:26:27 AM
AWESOME! How on earth did you do this shot??? This is probably the best image of fire I have ever seen, I can´t wait for this challenge to be over for me to see the details of how you pulled this off. Easiest 10 I have given so far.
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11/08/2004 11:53:04 PM
What a great shot! I keep my 10s for really outstanding picture and that is one of them! The contrasts are beautiful... This really gets your attention and each details makes it so you can't look away... (I hope I don't sound like pyro!) Condradulations! This one of my favorites so far!
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11/08/2004 03:55:08 PM
Fantastic shot. I just wonder if all the American voters will 'get it' Good luck, you got my vote!
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11/08/2004 03:11:58 PM
Challenge link: total.

Image critique: this is just dazzlingly great! I love it the sheer heat from this is tangible with so much detail. Ribbon for sure.

Out-of-challenge appeal: total. Faved already.
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11/08/2004 01:29:40 PM
Ahhh blissful memories, you've made me homesick!
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11/08/2004 10:11:40 AM
remember remember the fifth of November - great photo in honour of GF day - 9
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