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Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: Feb 8, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2006

Have had fun recently playing with fire, this one got out of hand (a long story). More of a 'luck than judgement' shot with the flame shape but hope it does well.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.6927
Avg (commenters): 7.9032
Avg (participants): 6.3542
Avg (non-participants): 6.7452
Views since voting: 12649
Views during voting: 569
Votes: 358
Comments: 49
Favorites: 24 (view)


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10/27/2008 06:28:00 PM
YUP
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02/28/2006 06:34:31 PM
strikebishop, imho not stupid nor redundant ;) yes, it was a very lucky shot (took the edge off the ribbon but hey, if you don't shoot you don't ribbon ;) the shoot was specifically for the challenge and I submitted this shot from many (many) taken because of the 'figure' but never saw that 'it' was actually counting - you've made me think its even better now - thanks!

Taralyn, you may know it as ethyl alcohol, methanol, methyl isobutyl ketone or denatured alcohol?

Another from the same shoot - prancing horse?

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02/28/2006 04:23:18 PM
Love the shot. The figure is the first thing I noticed, without reading the title. Please share what "meths" are/is? Thanks!!!!
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02/28/2006 09:16:34 AM
(This post may sound stupid or redundant, but I like to comment -before- I read other's comments. Keeps me non-biased)
I must say, for luck you sure hit this one on the nose! If the judges saw what my wife & I both saw, you would have made blue! The flame shape looks so much like a small humanoid figure (in flowing robes) standing on top of the coins, adding or tabulating on some kind of device or pad. (Probably a tax collector.) The figure is facing forward to the left looking down at his/her hands. I would say that the image carries a message about the burden of money.
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02/22/2006 02:46:58 PM

Congratulations, Andi, on the wonderful ribbon! This is an awesome shot and got a "10" from me. So happy with your placing here.

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02/22/2006 01:41:04 PM
Congratulations, great shot!
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02/22/2006 01:10:32 PM
Look at you, grabbing a ribbon with a centered composition. Blasphemy! :)

Congrats on the wonderful shot and ribbon!
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02/22/2006 01:04:15 PM
Thanks for all your comments folks :) and yikes! a yellow :)

For those that asked, yes, its a single shot and probably the least editing I've ever done to a pic (oh, and my trademark bad border!). The setup is £101 in change (yes, I counted it) and I just poured meths into the bowl and set light to it capturing 2 to 3 shots per 'light'. I have some pretty good flames but this one literaly jumped out.

When I was clearing up there was still meths in the bowl that I couldnt burn so (stupidly) I poured the coins onto another table and set light to them again and, after a scary moment I managed to quell the flames but sadly the table is no more!
02/22/2006 11:09:03 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this flaming Valentine.
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02/22/2006 08:10:15 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon ! I am sure more will come your way...
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02/22/2006 07:38:21 AM
Congratulations Ecce. This was one of my favourites. Really pleased for you that you got a ribbon.
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02/22/2006 03:43:17 AM
Way to go Ecce!!!
I am "Matt" from the cafe.
Well desearved!!!
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02/22/2006 03:25:05 AM
Wonderful and creative with great exposure. Congratulations.
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02/22/2006 01:17:00 AM
Big congrats on your first ribbon, Andi! Excellent capture.
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02/22/2006 01:14:08 AM
Superb shot Andi....Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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02/22/2006 01:04:23 AM
Perfect timing and fantastic quality. Very nice work. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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02/22/2006 12:59:17 AM
If anyone has ever told you not to play with fire, they were wrong. :-) This is one of the more interesting and better exposed fire shots I've seen here. And it's much safer than lighting your thumb on fire!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2006 08:49:31 PM
Cool shot!
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02/21/2006 08:01:01 PM
Creative....I like the way you captured the flame.
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02/21/2006 06:43:52 PM
Setup, and a poor job of it.
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02/21/2006 11:42:20 AM
is that for real ?
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02/21/2006 11:21:27 AM
This flame looks terrific, it's my favourite! Was it just luck or uncountable shots?
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02/21/2006 06:34:13 AM
Clever.
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02/20/2006 04:10:55 PM
VERY CLEVER
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02/20/2006 07:48:42 AM
This is truly amazing; the shape, the tone of the wood and coins. Rethink the border, it doesn't look professional.
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02/20/2006 05:41:17 AM
I really enjoyed your idea and composition.
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02/19/2006 08:33:08 PM
Wow it is amazing how you were able to capture this flame!
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02/19/2006 07:18:57 AM
This is creative and very well done. The colours, exposure are great. How may tries you had having the quardian shape of the flames? Good luck!
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02/19/2006 04:45:15 AM
Composition: 8
Technical: 8
Creativity: 9
Appeal: 8
Challenge: 7 - Greed!
Overall Score: 8 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

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02/19/2006 12:26:56 AM
I don't like the border; the picture is fine without it.
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02/18/2006 10:34:36 PM
Very nice shot! What luck with the flame :)
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02/18/2006 09:14:45 PM
cool photo
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02/18/2006 08:11:55 PM
Sweet shot man, did ya get lucky, or was that the shape you where lookin for in the flame? etiher way its sweet
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02/18/2006 03:32:13 PM
Lovely fire play! Bumping up.
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02/18/2006 12:28:50 PM
Great capture of the flame... almost looks unreal. A simple shot, well lit. One of my favorites from the challenge. Well done!
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02/18/2006 12:28:13 PM
Wow! Congratulation! That is truly stunning. Can't wait until after the challenge to see how you did this. I hope you explained. I'll have to pm you if I see N/A in the description :) 10
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02/18/2006 11:10:48 AM
6
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02/18/2006 01:02:27 AM
bad ass!!!!!!! :)
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02/17/2006 09:17:04 AM
The shape of the flame does indeed look like some cloaked figure and the overall idea is good and well executed. I would probably liked more light on the coins and the border is a bit too distracting for me.
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02/17/2006 08:46:15 AM
nice, very sharp and nice flame... just wondering if too much backdrop perhaps? but still very nice
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02/17/2006 04:50:46 AM
I love this one ! looking forward in seeing what it took to shoot this one under the "basic editing" rules ;)
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02/16/2006 05:38:58 PM
great effect
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02/16/2006 02:23:06 PM
how?
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02/16/2006 09:54:13 AM
very nice and then shape of the flame looks like a figure too.. one can read a lot in this picture .. well done!!
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02/15/2006 06:06:46 PM
Caught my eye. Great job on the metaphor..
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02/15/2006 01:32:17 PM
Looks good.
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02/15/2006 10:23:51 AM
wow it looks like a composite
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02/15/2006 10:04:41 AM
wow. awesome!!
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02/15/2006 03:02:26 AM
That looks great
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