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Burning a CD
Burning a CD
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Challenge: Visual Puns (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: home
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Humorous, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2005

Did this in the garage, too windy outside. Had a big pan lid, a fire extiguisher, and a big bucket of water ready. Only needed the lid. Tried WD40 first, would not light, then tried paint thinner, did not light. Didn't have lighter fluid on hand, so ripped a disk shape of kleenX, laid it on the disc, set on an old mirror slightly raised, then soaked the kleenx with paint thinner and lit, Whoosh! Up it went about 2 ft. Took several shots trying to control the exposure as the fire size changed and died out quickly. Used some AOL disks. Knew they'd come to use some day!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.7009
Avg (commenters): 8.2632
Avg (participants): 6.5294
Avg (non-participants): 6.7987
Views since voting: 7865
Views during voting: 631
Votes: 234
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/01/2006 04:30:55 AM
This is very beautiful. I love the almost silk-like appearance of the fire. Great idea and superb execution. It almost feels like the disc is being passed through by a 'bolt' of flame. Good job.

edit: additionally I must say that I whole-heartedly approve of your means of disposal for AOL discs.

Message edited by author 2006-01-01 04:32:28.
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12/30/2005 05:37:52 PM
Excellent capture and great planning. Congratulations on the top five finish. Well deserved.
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12/26/2005 08:32:57 AM
Wow! Congratulations on your top five finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2005 10:56:54 PM
cool concept, like the reflection
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12/25/2005 01:17:11 AM
great detail in the fire and on the cd face. nicely done
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12/24/2005 06:15:15 PM
awsome
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12/24/2005 02:26:49 PM
Great idea, I wonder how long it took to get burning ... The mirror makes it.
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12/23/2005 11:15:48 PM
Loved this one! With as high as the flame is, I'm hoping that you did this outside. :-)
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12/23/2005 03:40:49 PM
This is awesome! What a great job you did pulling this off!
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12/22/2005 12:06:55 PM
thats hot
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12/22/2005 11:17:36 AM
Very clever - my favourite!
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12/22/2005 06:38:18 AM
good idea
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12/21/2005 05:31:52 PM
A very cool effect or should I say hot effect
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12/21/2005 02:40:44 PM
nice shot love it
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12/21/2005 12:16:18 PM
wow is all i can say to that, and maybe wow wow wow. great composition great exposure. couldnt have been any better
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12/21/2005 05:27:36 AM
OMG, I have found the Blue for this challenge. What can I say? Perfect pun and one of the most brilliant photos I have seen in a long time. If it was a little less centred it would have to be a 10, only makes 9 so far.
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12/21/2005 03:25:07 AM
Great pun and *beautiful* image of the flame.
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12/21/2005 01:33:13 AM
This is one of the most original photographs. Very clever idea, and excellent contrast against the black.
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12/20/2005 06:16:56 PM
superb lights
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12/20/2005 01:35:20 PM
WOW - great idea and shot!
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12/20/2005 04:48:22 AM
Wow, wow, wow, what more can I say......Super hot, hot, hot........
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12/19/2005 09:21:27 PM
Nice one. That made a neat burning effect too.
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12/19/2005 05:14:35 PM
Spectacular picture. Very nice flames and reflection!
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12/19/2005 04:52:07 PM
This is great..!! 10 from me..!!
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12/19/2005 01:18:44 PM
Very nice effect with the fire and the mirror balances it well.
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12/19/2005 12:30:58 PM
Holy crap that's frickin' awesome!! Niiiice work there. 9.
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12/19/2005 11:38:42 AM
This is a great picture, if it was on thirds it would be excellent. 9.
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12/19/2005 09:52:21 AM
love this!! 10
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12/19/2005 09:42:28 AM
Very good.
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12/19/2005 09:31:31 AM
I do hope that's a free AOL CD there :P
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12/19/2005 08:53:49 AM
Awesome!!!
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12/19/2005 07:09:49 AM
What a pity you missed the top of the flames, i feel this would have improved this otherwise grat shot.
Good luck

Kev
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12/19/2005 01:26:59 AM
Wow! I like fire.
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