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Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: At Home
Date: Dec 12, 2004
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2004

A candle taken in the kitchen with the unit light on above. I got someone to blow it out until there was enough smoke in the frame. I cropped a little and a few contrast and light adj in photoshop.

Place: 53 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.5492
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2841
Avg (non-participants): 5.6618
Views since voting: 859
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 295
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/25/2005 01:07:12 PM
Excellent and creative shot ... congrats
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2004 08:57:19 PM
For my money the best of the candle shots...good idea not showing the flame. Nice detail and color on the candle very good detail on the smoke. Well done!
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12/21/2004 11:40:05 AM
This has real drama.
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12/19/2004 10:58:19 PM
I like it. Next time it could be great to mask some part of your lateral light to get more effects on the smoke.
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12/19/2004 01:58:54 AM
Great concept and dramatic colour. Focus could be a bit sharper though.
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12/17/2004 10:04:18 PM
Interesting. I like the capture of the smoke and the lighting, except that the white balance looks off. The smoke has a yellowish tint to it instead of white. Perhaps setting the camera to a tungsten white balance (if that is what was used to light this shot) would yield truer colors.
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12/17/2004 03:21:04 AM
You know, this is soooo close to just being really awesome. The thing that is lacking is the focus. Either using a tripod or better lighting or faster shutter speed would have just push this up. The idea is great, it is easy to relate to, and the color is good. Well done. 8.
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12/15/2004 03:44:07 PM
Nice picture. I especially like the smoke trailing down the left of the candle. I wonder how many times you lit it and blew it out before you got a shot you liked . . . :)
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12/15/2004 03:43:08 PM
would be better if it followed the 1/3 rule, and have the candle on the right 1/3, so the smoke could drift to the left
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12/15/2004 12:30:14 PM
Hmmm..interesting, but a tad dark, grainy on the candle (noisy, high iso?).
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12/15/2004 11:29:55 AM
i like the way it shows very good
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12/15/2004 12:23:37 AM
Composition: 5, Technical: 4, Appeal: 4, Challenge: 3, Overall Calculated Average Score: 4
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