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Reflecting on the Eternal Flame
Reflecting on the Eternal Flame

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Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Olympus SP-350
Location: State War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth W. Australia
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: 1:8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 31.2 seconds
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2006

With thanks and respect to all those who served their country in times of need.

My first attempt at a 30 second exposure. My camera requires I hold the button down for the required time. I have the original still for exif verification and will send it when requested.

Place: 162 out of 170
Avg (all users): 3.4136
Avg (commenters): 3.2222
Avg (participants): 3.2763
Avg (non-participants): 3.4477
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 566
Votes: 382
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 01:02:14 PM
Ouch. That hurts my eyes! The fire is SO bright. ;^) This subject is interesting, but to get a 30 second exposure on this you would need to use some heavy ND filters to keep from getting the blowout. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/26/2006 11:51:22 PM
You unfortunately cut off what appears to be the main subject of your image. I feel your pain. I once had a camera myself that only took landscape shots. I just traded it in for one that only takes portrait ones. I'm much happier now.
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06/25/2006 06:44:00 PM
This has significant focus issues, and the flame is much too bright.
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06/25/2006 01:55:11 PM
Needs to be sharper.
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06/25/2006 12:11:52 PM
Overexposed. All the details are washed out.
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06/24/2006 10:33:04 PM
This would look better if any part of it was in focus - preferably the objects in the centre. But the flame has flared out and become a bit featureless. The bright area in the background is very distracting too. Try this one again, but with proper focus, repositioned to avoid the background problems, and a smaller aperture to reduce the light coming in which will give a bit more detail to the flame as well as making the uninteresting background disappear to black.
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06/23/2006 07:35:38 PM
The degree of difficulty here is high. In the end, it feels over exposed to me. And the flame is blown out. Perhaps a neutral density filter would have allowed you to cool the image and save some of the flame detail.
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06/23/2006 07:00:55 PM
interesting idea, but a pretty soft image.
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06/21/2006 12:26:44 PM
Looks a little out of focus, neat idea tho :)
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06/21/2006 03:49:06 AM
Meets Challenge:2
Total Score:4
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