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Challenge: Heat (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: May 19, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: iso400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2006

Special thanks to all you folks who left your comments.

Was a pretty simple setup with a black cloth in the background and a simple light from the left , otherwise the matchsticks would've been much too dark. Was shot in manual mode, picked the best settings as to not blow the highlights and not get the image too dark.

PS work: Noise reduction, Levels, Shadow/Highlights, Saturation. and very minor cloning to the match on the left. Photo was sharpened after being resized. The image was not flipped just cropped.

Tried this unique frame hoping it would balance out this somewhat unusual composition.

Here's an outtake
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Went with the posted one because I thought it had more originality and interest. In any case, I'm glad I posted it :)
Cant be sure how the other one (outtake) would've been perceived.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.5330
Avg (commenters): 8.3529
Avg (participants): 6.4462
Avg (non-participants): 6.5812
Views since voting: 1288
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 182
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/25/2007 02:29:53 PM
just big wow
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06/01/2006 11:24:21 PM
A stinging capture! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/30/2006 10:07:09 AM
cool shot. I had fun shooting a matchstick too :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2006 10:52:12 PM
Just plain excellent! One of my top three picks this time around - 10
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05/28/2006 09:04:05 PM
Excellent timing! I also like the simple border - nice touch. On my short list at the top.
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05/28/2006 11:33:09 AM
Oh yeah my kind of stuff. Well shot!
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05/27/2006 06:28:52 AM
Great macro and timing of the shot. Strange border but it seems to work.
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05/27/2006 05:36:24 AM
Outstanding entry and take on the challenge. Another fine example of simplicity relaying a message perfectly.
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05/25/2006 04:41:42 PM
Nice capture
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05/25/2006 10:23:09 AM
Matchsticks are fun :)
You could clone/heal some spots on the left ( red colored) match
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05/24/2006 09:40:09 PM
The detail and the color, as well as the energy are exquisite
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05/23/2006 07:59:13 PM
Simply spectacular. Excellent crop and lighting. 10.
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05/23/2006 03:23:28 PM
Nice macro of something difficult to photograph. I know - I tried it myself! The border on top and bottom pulls me away a bit from the subject.
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05/23/2006 03:08:06 PM
Great!!!! I love it!!
very creative. Congratulations!!!!!
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05/23/2006 01:46:10 PM
Hot! Very clear photo. I'm not crazy about the border, but the photo is very nice.
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05/23/2006 10:05:01 AM
Pass It On "It only takes a spark,...to get a fire go-ing,...And soon all those around,...can warm up in its glowing. That's how it is... with God's love,...once you've experienced it. It makes me sing,...It's fresh like spring,...I want to pass it on."
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05/22/2006 09:35:25 PM
Great photo.
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05/22/2006 06:49:01 PM
very nice detail capture, good blend of color
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05/22/2006 06:10:58 PM
THE FLAME CONCEPT BURNING ON THE THE OTHER MATCH IS A GREAT CONCEPT SOME OTHER ENTRIES HAD THIS CONCEPT INVOLVED IN IT. THIS IS GREAT AND THE TITLE IS GREAT
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05/22/2006 05:57:46 PM
Nice macro - 7
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05/22/2006 02:24:19 PM
Beautiful colors
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05/22/2006 08:16:17 AM
Nice picture... Clear and bright :o)
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05/22/2006 12:54:37 AM
All I can say is 'WOW!' Fantastic capture, good luck with the ribbons. 10
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