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Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Home Studio
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2006

I know I have done this before but it is all I could come up with for complementary colors. Imagination downfall this week :(

Black background, softbox from front left. I clamped 3 matches together in a clamp and used a lighter to light the furthest match and pressed the shutter when the match lit.

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Somehow this is slowly becoming embarrassing. Why do I feel the need to apologise? Thanks everyone again, thanks so much. Everytime I win a ribbon it is still like the first times I won, that cool bouncy feeling is still there every time. I don't think that will ever leave. The roll over is at 6am our time, and I never need an alarm clock on roll over days, the excitement wakes me up and within two minutes of opening my eyes I am down at my computer looking at the results.

This ribbon is special though because now I have finally reached one of my goals and that is to get past JJ who has had the most ribbons on DPC for a few years now. I will celebrate that tonight :) Also I have a little challenge going on with Arnit to see who will get first to 25 ribbons.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 287
Avg (all users): 7.4982
Avg (commenters): 8.1373
Avg (participants): 7.3864
Avg (non-participants): 7.5482
Views since voting: 20283
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 285
Comments: 101
Favorites: 43 (view)


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05/09/2006 07:04:56 AM
amazing photo. I think the only thing that i can think of that i would like to see is sharper focus on the smoke. Thats just an opinion though, and i think its a great shot. congrats!
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05/08/2006 05:48:08 PM
Gorgeous!
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05/05/2006 10:47:57 AM
I'm thinking I need new ideas and a bit more talent. You deserve EVERY ribbon you've won so never feel sorry ! Congrats !!!!
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05/04/2006 03:36:30 PM
You are very lucky to be so creative with your photography! Great photo, can't say enough.

Sean
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05/03/2006 08:02:31 PM
NO need to apologize. Congrats.
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05/03/2006 07:03:13 PM
Godallmighty. Just check out the left side of your friggin profile page. Looks like a couple of ribbons took fertility drugs and multiplied into their own community. Good stuff!
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05/03/2006 06:24:11 PM
As my New Zealand friend says, CHOICE. Anothes ribbon...I have a great idea for special conditions on an upcoming challenge: "If your username is kiwiness, you cannot enter"...just kidding!!! you make us all want to do better...lovely shot by the way. Love your explanation and the feeling you still have about winning these darn eluive things...you are an asset, don't hold back, don't ever NOT enter just because you might win another ribbon.
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05/03/2006 05:19:47 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon with this outstanding work!
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05/03/2006 12:09:21 PM
Big old congratulations, Gary.
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05/03/2006 11:58:10 AM
Congrats Gary and thanks for the Photographer's Comments, it's good to hear that the ribbon thrill is still working.
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05/03/2006 10:29:07 AM
Congrats on your finish, you certainly keep us on our toes!
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05/03/2006 09:47:42 AM
congratz. :-)

how about a vacation ? LOL
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05/03/2006 09:10:00 AM
2 more to hold the record by yourself

:)

Originally posted by kiwiness:

Dayum, I need one more then? :)
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05/03/2006 09:07:55 AM
Originally posted by hopper:

not for nothin', but Heida's got 5 in a row ... TWICE!

she owns you

:)

<runs behind something big>


Dayum, I need one more then? :)
05/03/2006 08:50:41 AM
not for nothin', but Heida's got 5 in a row ... TWICE!

she owns you

:)

<runs behind something big>
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05/03/2006 06:46:33 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon. Great shot!
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05/03/2006 06:35:23 AM
Great colours here Gary. Really nice and congrats on the red.
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05/03/2006 04:54:51 AM
Can't stop this old 'flame' from 'burning' bright can we (sorry) :) Great shot another ribbon 'struck' up for NZ!
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05/03/2006 04:45:35 AM
Wow! Yet another Gary, well done.
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05/03/2006 04:32:23 AM
I dont believe you are just 1 person. It´s humanly impossible to score that many ribbons.
I guess Kiwiness is just a name of a group of professional photographers in Germany.
Yeah that´s the reason that there are so few members from germany, it´s all a big conspiracy.
Or you´re a robot....

Well anyway, just wanted to say something different then just congrats haha
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05/03/2006 04:28:57 AM
Way to go Gary, the D200 has been very good to you. Mine comes tomrrow.
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05/03/2006 04:15:49 AM
//start macro
//find username kiwiness
//find his latest image
//type comment "Congrats on another ribbon"
//end macro

Well done dude....Congrats on another ribbon :)
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05/03/2006 04:13:14 AM
We are not worthy......
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05/03/2006 03:32:41 AM
You're not natural, you must be a photography machine...

Well done on your gazillionth ribbon!!
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05/03/2006 03:21:02 AM
What a beauty! Congrats
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05/03/2006 02:59:15 AM
Damn, I have other things to do tonight. Should be one heck of a party. :)
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05/03/2006 02:49:42 AM
Excellent work Gary, great image and congrats on going past JJ.
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05/03/2006 02:18:49 AM
Hey, guilty of the same thing so who´s to complain about your "imagination downfall this week" Congratulations of course, Ribbon-boy!
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05/03/2006 02:12:01 AM
Congratulations, well done.
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05/03/2006 01:59:29 AM
Just can't help yourself can ya? Ribbon here, ribbon there :-P Congrats, again :-)
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05/03/2006 01:51:47 AM
Oh well, Congrats again! Iíll never get tired congratulating you, try me.
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05/03/2006 01:14:48 AM
Unreal. How's this for a challenge? Win a ribbon of a photo that contains feces. On second thought you'd probably accomplish that and we'll have to then see it every day on the front page. Nevermind...
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05/03/2006 01:09:49 AM
Gary this is becomong a habit
How do you think of such clever ideas and then carry them out so well
You are the master and I congratulate you AGAIN on a top shot
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05/03/2006 01:09:32 AM
now you're really pissing me off!

do you never run out of ideas? hehe well done cuz.
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05/03/2006 01:07:07 AM
Wonderful Image! Great colors! How many in a row is that now?? ;-)
Congrats on another red ribbon!!
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05/03/2006 01:00:11 AM
Excellent image (definitely not imagination downfall :-). Congrats on the red.
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05/03/2006 12:57:29 AM
OK..someone take the camera from this man..ROFL..umm can I have your skills? I would pay good money for them..hehe.. Way to go on another awesome photo, gary!
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05/03/2006 12:55:15 AM
Another ribbon, Congrates. I agree with thegrandwazoo, it's definately not "Imagination downfall". Very nice image, perfect for the challenge.
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05/03/2006 12:20:36 AM
My 2nd overall fave. Another ribbon. You're too good :)
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05/03/2006 12:19:46 AM
Dude! What have you been eating lately??? Ok this is starting to get boring :P Hey congrats on topping jj's ribbon record. Now you're the mark! Congrats and great job my friend!
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05/03/2006 12:18:22 AM
Very nice again!!! Congratulations!
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05/03/2006 12:14:05 AM
"Imagination downfall" I think not! Congrats again!
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05/03/2006 12:12:51 AM
This was my pick for 2nd .. and glad to see you made it there .. congrats!! :)
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05/03/2006 12:11:20 AM
another one?? you need to stop this ;)... congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 11:56:54 PM
Awesome! trying a few these shots myself, I can say you did a great job. The lighting is perfect and the image is just perfectly exposed.
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05/02/2006 09:53:07 PM
This is very cool, especially the swirls.
Awesome photo.
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05/02/2006 07:24:07 PM
Nicely executed photo. Great colours.
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05/02/2006 07:16:43 PM
Superb! Perfect for the theme. Very well executed. It's a 10!
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05/02/2006 04:58:03 PM
Awesome...from the detail in the matchstick to the fire and smoke.
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05/02/2006 01:24:29 PM
Great shot! Great ida! That must have taken a few trys.
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05/02/2006 12:02:03 AM
Love the blueness of the smoke. Bet it took quite a few tries....
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05/01/2006 11:32:00 PM
Quite an interesting shot ... great job
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05/01/2006 06:16:08 PM
very well done!
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05/01/2006 03:59:30 PM
What perfect colors of blue and orange..love this
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05/01/2006 05:50:50 AM
this is cool but it feels like out of focus
Make me dizzy looking at it
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04/30/2006 10:40:06 PM
Quick reaction!
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04/30/2006 07:34:01 PM
Very nice!
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04/30/2006 05:33:10 PM
Outstanding capture, I can almost hear it! Good luck, must give ya 10
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04/30/2006 04:47:06 PM
very good idea and excellently shot, the colors are wonderful
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04/30/2006 01:04:28 PM
Great detail. Love it.
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04/30/2006 12:00:09 PM
Very nice...dazling orange and the shapes in the blue smoke are attractive. Nice mix of lightness and darkness.
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04/30/2006 10:54:55 AM
Good work on this shot. Good Orange/Blue complement. Nicey composed. I don't think I'm a fan of the square crop on this. It feels to me this might have looked a little stronger in a portrait layout vs. the square. JMO.
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04/30/2006 09:29:20 AM
Excellent exposure and lighting. Shooting fire is a challenge and you managed it well.
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04/30/2006 08:53:19 AM
fits the challenge, overdone photo but nicely done so ill give you an 8 for that but the title isnt interesitng.
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04/30/2006 06:45:55 AM
not just another match shot! Very cool, and ingenious for the challenge. Gotta be a top 10 (at least) 10 from me
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04/30/2006 01:03:56 AM
WOW! If I were picking. . .this photo would have another blue complimenting it: a blue RIBBON!!! Congratulations! This is stunning. ..and perfect in every way! 10
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04/29/2006 09:40:10 PM
great smoke and the flame is a perfect orange
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04/29/2006 03:46:32 PM
Nice capture. The colors are great. It'd be better if the smoke were a little more in focus. Not bad.
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04/29/2006 03:10:35 PM
excellent capture of the decisive moment. had to have been tough to get the timing. - 8
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04/29/2006 02:27:25 PM
Nice to see something original and nicely composed. Well done.
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04/29/2006 02:04:14 PM
Wonderful use of complementary colors and action. should do good :)
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04/29/2006 01:49:44 PM
Very cool. Nice shot.
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04/29/2006 12:11:11 PM
very good, a ribbon may beckon :-)
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04/29/2006 02:15:23 AM
Now this is a superb macro shot. I like the fact that part of the match head is still "unburnt" thus really adding to the aprk of the image :) Great job and good luck. 8
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04/29/2006 02:05:36 AM
well captured
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04/27/2006 08:39:09 PM
Very cool! Great shot!
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04/27/2006 04:42:11 PM
cool!
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04/27/2006 04:29:15 PM
On of the more original ideas. Great timing and colors, well done 10
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04/27/2006 04:03:38 PM
Super idea - maybe a bit more DOF for the smoke.
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04/27/2006 12:59:48 PM
Captivating shot! Top 10 for sure.
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04/27/2006 11:25:13 AM
awesome
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04/27/2006 09:54:50 AM
I like!
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04/27/2006 06:31:16 AM
great photo
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04/27/2006 01:23:22 AM
Very clever -- great job capturing the orange of the flame and the blue of the smoke. Meets the "complementary" guidelines perfectly.
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04/26/2006 11:32:32 PM
Very nice colors and great texture in the smoke. I like this one alot. Well done. Bumping up.
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04/26/2006 11:27:10 PM
good shot
nice idea
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04/26/2006 09:14:23 PM
I really hope this one ribbons, I like every part about it, must of taken a few takes to get it worked out right. Great Job!
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04/26/2006 08:19:00 PM
Very impressive! I love it.
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04/26/2006 07:46:56 PM
This is something.
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04/26/2006 07:29:42 PM
Amazing shot, colours are beautiful, focus is perfect.
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04/26/2006 01:58:01 PM
I think I'll give this a 'wow'. Very - er - striking image (sorry)... and it fits the challenge description too. You got 9 and I might just come back and make it 10.
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04/26/2006 11:52:07 AM
there you have it! i think you'r going for the blue one here mate :) 9 from me
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04/26/2006 10:38:27 AM
Superb!!!!! How do you do that?
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04/26/2006 07:38:27 AM
7 - Good. Mainly the grain, in my opinion, but difficult.
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04/26/2006 07:14:15 AM
wow...if this doesn't ribbon, I'll become an arsonist (yes I said arsonist)...what an amazing idea! hope you win
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04/26/2006 06:58:50 AM
Not to bad at all.....Clever idea.....
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04/26/2006 05:46:29 AM
great shot! Is the smoke naturally that blue or did you light it? no pun intended.
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04/26/2006 02:22:29 AM
Very nice composition, explosive fire and elegant and sleek smoke - can't imagine how you managed that blue smoke, hope I remember to come back after voting is over and see if you have included that info - I hope the voters like it, I do
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04/26/2006 01:36:00 AM
awesome color, great idea!
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04/26/2006 01:29:49 AM
Definite ribbon winner.
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04/26/2006 01:05:13 AM
very creative!!! and interesting all the same! 10
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