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Challenge: Temperature (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Springfield, IL
Date: Jul 9, 2003
Galleries: Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2003

A controlled burn by our Fire Dept

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.1258
Avg (commenters): 7.8636
Avg (participants): 7.2206
Avg (non-participants): 7.0482
Views since voting: 5984
Votes: 151
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/25/2003 12:19:14 AM
Wow, how fortunate of you to capture such a wonderful shot! Good job and congrats on the blue!
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07/25/2003 09:57:10 AM
As an afterthought....the tree branches seem to represent a small portion of life watching, waiting helplessly while it observes the tradgedy at hand. It is a necessary element to this photo. You can almost feel the intense heat from the flames. This is a great picture with a statement. Good work Rick! Well deserved ribbon!
07/22/2003 08:11:36 PM
i think it is hilarious that there is such a difference in opinion over the tree branch .. i don find it annoying ... but i dont really feel it adds a 'live' aspect to the image either .. i just think it is there and thats ok.
I guess as thats what most people are commenting on I would on after view say well even though this shot won .. maybe a better version would be more of the tree .. or none of the tree .. it's nice to learn from others in such a way sometimes ..
07/22/2003 04:43:22 PM
the picture is great, congratulations! so, what happened to the animal shelter?
07/22/2003 04:25:39 PM
Originally posted by Stewan:

Great minds have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. A. Einstein
07/21/2003 02:23:42 PM
Congrats with this amazing photo!
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07/21/2003 12:19:22 PM
Very cool shot~! Limb adds contrast between living and dead...
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07/21/2003 09:20:35 AM
Congratulations, well done!
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07/21/2003 08:44:45 AM
Congratulations on the WIN. I hope you dodn't melt down the OLY.
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07/21/2003 06:47:18 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Good show.
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07/21/2003 03:01:02 AM
Amazing!! The Australian press should fly you over here when we next have a serious bushfire.
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07/21/2003 12:12:48 AM
What a shock...

Thanks everyone for the votes and nice comments.

This was a controlled burn by our local fire department on the building used by an animal shelter here. I was able to get within about 50 yards of the building and let me tell you, it was some intense heat.

Thanks again everyone.
07/21/2003 12:07:45 AM
Great job! That IS HOT!!!
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07/21/2003 12:06:30 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! We expect to see many more! Great shot and well deserving of a blue!
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07/21/2003 12:04:40 AM
Congrats! I knew this was going to be a tough one to beat!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2003 11:58:59 PM
One of the most dramatic images in all of dpc. I hope this is top 3. (probably 3rd if it is). I know things like this are hard to "think" about shooting, but did you use burst and pick out the best? Could you have moved so that branch wasn't in the way? Again - nitpicking. 10
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07/20/2003 11:54:11 PM
what a disaster! but the image is first rate the flame, ash, smoke and ruins come to gether so well. I cant make my mind up about the tree...I think it adds to the perspective. good job 8
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07/20/2003 07:33:38 PM
Great Shot and great timing. 9

I would love to know the story behind this picture.

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07/20/2003 12:11:04 PM
This is truly hot. Details are sharp.
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07/20/2003 01:43:24 AM
I assume you will post a tutorial on how you set up this shot. I think some people may be spending too much on these contests.
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07/19/2003 05:58:58 PM
Whoa!
The branch poking into the frame is annoying, but the rest of this is superb. Well captured.
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07/18/2003 04:08:27 AM
Well that BBQ didn't go as planned. Great depth to this with masses of detail, action and tangible feeling of heat. Structure in the midst is a little too central perhaps. [8]
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07/17/2003 01:55:11 PM
Wonderful capture - one of the secrets of good photography is of course getting yourself to the right place at the right time. The foreground tree adds some useful contrast to the intensity of the fire. Excellent exposure, wonderful detail and there's still some sense of movement there. My only slight gripe is that I might like to have seen more context than that single branch - certainly meets the challenge, but for me in a slightly too straightforward way - in that it's only about heat, and not about, for instance, reaction to heat as well.
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07/16/2003 08:50:51 PM
Excellent photojournalism shot. Fine color.
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07/16/2003 08:10:16 AM
This gives a great sense of heat - and I can smell the smoke. Good one.
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07/15/2003 06:04:24 PM
Scary. I hope this wasn't your house. A great shot, though. Very photojournalistic. 10.
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07/14/2003 11:39:34 PM
Wow... Great shot.
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07/14/2003 11:35:34 PM
This certainly is a very chaotic fire. While it speaks 'hot' in volumes, I do not find it that pleasing to the eye. Composed as a photojournalism type shot. My favorite part is the eyes departure to the live tree branch.
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07/14/2003 11:19:30 PM
Great shot.. how did you get so close? The firemen usually make you stay back. That really looks HOT. I'm sweating just looking at it!
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07/14/2003 10:27:02 PM
This is a great shot! The colors of the flames and the smoke make it really interesting. I can't really make out the size of the building, or whats going on there, and that makes it more interesting. The green branch is a bit weird foreground for such a "hellish" enviroment, but I don't think its worse. Like the crop. 9
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07/14/2003 10:23:41 PM
Man this is Hot, I bet you felt the heat when ya took it..
Nice job-- 8
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07/14/2003 07:41:07 PM
Yep, looks hot! Too bad you couldn't have gotten rid of that branch though.
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07/14/2003 07:08:12 PM
Well I hope you did nt get any comments that say you dont meet the challenge. I really like shots where you have to be in the right place at the right time, and you certainly were. ( well unless you set the fire -kidding). I find the falling timber in all directions most interesting to look at. I also like the contrast of you having left the healthy branch in. nice work. p.s. hope you didn;t suffer smoke inhalation.
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07/14/2003 10:30:02 AM
beautiful capture of a tragedy,9 from me!
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07/14/2003 10:10:56 AM
Whoops! Very hot, and a total loss.
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07/14/2003 06:58:29 AM
I think making this a bit darker and increasing the contrast ever so slightly would give this more impact, but I like it a lot the way it is. 8
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07/14/2003 06:25:00 AM
I hope you didn't do this for DPC's sake ;)
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07/14/2003 01:09:39 AM
I'd like to see this darker and see deep, dark smoke and saturated fire, but that's probably just a personal preference on my part. Really super shot and very communicative. 9
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