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Images of the Damned

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Challenge: Oops! II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A203
Location: furnace room at my home
Date: Dec 25, 2005
Galleries: Abstract, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2005

Photo taken Christmas Day when lighting the wood furnace in my basement. looking at the pictures later, this one showed images in the flames and gasses of this "hot " fire.. some images are.. 1-top center of photo (screaming face) -to the right of that image- image of a young lady peering upward. middle left edge(center) Image of devil like face .. this photo is untouched except for cropping to take out edge of furnace door.

Place: 85 out of 100
Avg (all users): 4.2544
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.1702
Avg (non-participants): 4.2655
Views since voting: 1062
Views during voting: 634
Votes: 401
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/10/2006 02:08:23 PM
*Critique Club*

In response to your request for an in depth critique from the Critique Club, here ya go.

My first impression is that this does not fit the challenge. Fire COULD be considered an 'oops' if it were your whole house on fire, or something that's not suposed to be, but as someone else mentioned, a fire in a fireplace isn't exactly an oops, it's an on purpose.
The second thing I notice is that you submitted your pic to the challenge, and havn't logged back in to review your feedback once since the challenge began. That makes me wonder if you will truely appreciate my time in evaluating your image. That being said...on to the image.
Even after you point out where the faces are, I still cannot see them, as many others did not see them either. Not that the faces would have helped this fit into the challenge any better, but at least then we'd know what the title meant.
The fire itself is pretty, and as konador pointed out, the blacks don't seem quite black to me, and does kind of look a bit 'light' in areas that in my opinion should be dark.
I like how the subject completely fills the frame, no real need for negative space here.
Overall, interesting image, but suffered for lack of connection to the challenge.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2006 08:27:11 PM
I think your monitor is calibrated too dark. The black areas in this photo aren't actually black, they're a mid grey, so it all looks a bit washed out.
01/01/2006 11:47:43 PM
Sorry, but I'm just not seeing what you saw when you took this image. Nice closeup of fire, but doesn't hold my interest as well as other entries.
12/31/2005 11:33:23 PM
cool pic, but not sure how it's an opps type thing...
12/31/2005 06:19:04 PM
Beautiful image. But it doesn't seem like "oops" to me.
12/29/2005 01:36:36 AM
Fire is always a sad, distructive thing, not sure about "Oops", but this is a great image................
12/28/2005 10:41:43 PM
A fire in a fireplace wouldn't be an "oops" and I can't really tell if this is an accidental fire or not.
12/28/2005 12:28:22 PM
pretty shot
12/28/2005 11:51:49 AM
beautiful fire but I don't see how the title meets the challenge "Oops."

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