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Challenge: Match (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Basement
Date: Jan 15, 2007
Aperture: F22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

Smashed the bulb with a hammer, stuck a matchstick inside and lit it with another match while I hit the remote release to capture the initial flareup.

RAW conversion in CS2
Slight rotate & crop
Curves
Saturation
Shadow/Highlights
Resize for Web
USM

Wow, thanks for the blue! :)

Outtakes. I figured there would be too many similar shots, so I tried something different.
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.9171
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 6.6420
Avg (non-participants): 7.1161
Views since voting: 9859
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 193
Comments: 41
Favorites: 32 (view)


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02/06/2007 03:19:59 AM
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Message edited by author 2007-02-06 03:20:35.
01/27/2007 03:44:22 PM
Nicely done. A great take on a very tough challenge. Congratulations.
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01/25/2007 01:17:24 AM
Good twist! Congrats on blue.
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01/24/2007 12:14:07 PM
wow!!!!! I really like this!!!!!
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01/24/2007 12:12:20 PM
This shot is a perfect example of the type of out-of-the box thinking that I wish I could do. You're absolutely right that plenty of people would think of capturing a dramatic match-flare, but those would be too hum-drum to do well in this challenge. Bravo to you for coming up with a great idea and executing it perfectly!
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01/24/2007 09:15:04 AM
Congrats...It was a refreshing, creative shot in this challenge. Well deserved.
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01/24/2007 08:28:26 AM
Im glad you won this one. This is an absolutley awesome photo. Very creative. I like it because it is not quite like the others.
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01/24/2007 07:37:03 AM
How creative! This is awesome! Congratulations on top honors! Very deserving!

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01/24/2007 06:54:34 AM
This really stands out - very creative!! Wonderful shot - congrats on the blue ribbon!!
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01/24/2007 03:39:21 AM
Congrats Jason.Great image and very clever subject
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01/24/2007 02:52:55 AM
Congrats, Jason, on your blue, good shot!
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01/24/2007 02:41:00 AM
A great job! Congrats on the first ribbon!
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01/24/2007 02:17:58 AM
Congrats on your first blue - and oh so close to 7.0. Excellent photo - your outtakes were just as amazing.
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01/24/2007 01:05:34 AM
Awesome Picture, Congrads
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01/24/2007 12:46:15 AM
Well deserved blue, such a good idea, congratulations!
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01/24/2007 12:20:47 AM
great idea., CONGRATS!
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01/24/2007 12:18:37 AM
Fantastic idea
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 10:33:43 AM
Great concept, well executed. One of my top 3.
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01/23/2007 03:03:16 AM
one of the best in this challenge! great idea! Good luck! - 9 -
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01/21/2007 10:24:37 PM
Very creative. Nice photo.
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01/21/2007 09:52:54 PM
Creative and gorgeous!
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01/21/2007 11:00:18 AM
Great image, nice idea. I think it would have a nicer effect if you gutted the bulb first.
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01/20/2007 03:41:37 PM
Witty and unique. Lovely capture as well. A solid 9 for you!

Message edited by author 2007-01-24 00:06:58.
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01/20/2007 02:44:30 PM
LOVE IT, very creative idea, not sure what can be done to improve it, really is a good shot all around, adding to one of my favs
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01/20/2007 12:12:38 PM
good though..
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01/19/2007 08:43:07 AM
Very creative setup, i am amazed at the innovative ways to shoot something as mundane as a match. Its looking like an art piece here - 8
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01/18/2007 02:12:07 PM
very creative. best of the bunch so far.
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01/17/2007 07:06:59 PM
I love the idea and the composition
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01/17/2007 06:19:55 PM
Creative ... and nicely done.
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01/17/2007 06:11:52 PM
Even though it is a studio type shot (aka very controlled), I like what you were doing here. An ingenious idea. Exposure is terrific. One of my highest rated for the challenge.
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01/17/2007 04:33:58 PM
awsome!
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01/17/2007 03:08:21 PM
i gave this a 7 because i like the idea and the execution but think i would like it better if the bulb was not so damaged looking
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01/17/2007 12:45:15 PM
very creative
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01/17/2007 10:14:52 AM
Another creative shot, I like this one quite a bit.
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01/17/2007 10:08:27 AM
good, a little noisy, but i like it, 8
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01/17/2007 10:04:12 AM
Lovely perspective. This one ought to do well.
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01/17/2007 09:41:14 AM
Good creative capture. I liek the dirty feel to it. 7 for now.
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01/17/2007 08:44:09 AM
i like this a lot, it must have been tough to get the match in the bulb that fast, nice work
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01/17/2007 12:56:22 AM
Not sustainable though :) Funky idea, nicely done. ~8
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01/17/2007 12:48:19 AM
neat
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01/17/2007 12:15:32 AM
What agreat Idea!!!
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