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The Burning Bed
The Burning Bed

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Challenge: Book Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Dieppe, NB
Date: Nov 5, 2003
Aperture: F2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2003

No one was hurt, but it was a real fire.. a garage burned down about a mile from my house.

The book title, though, is canadian, so i doubt many people will know it. It's mostly in reference to the fact that a bed is burning in the picture :) even though the book is about sex, hehe. Sort of litteral interpretation of the title.

i used a stump in the ground to stabilise my shot, Forgot to bring my tripod.

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11/25/2003 04:48:31 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

I seem to recall a made for TV movie starring Farrah Faucet titled “The Burning Bed”. Since most movies are based on books, I took it for granted that this was a legitimate book title. There was no problem meeting the challenge (imho). This is a great documentary type shot, it captures the horrible reality that fire has on a person’s home and belongings. I was relieved to hear no one was hurt.

As far as the image goes, there’s a delicate balance between overexposing the fire to get the smoke and underexposing the smoke to the fire. I have to say, you did a fantastic job capturing both the fire and the smoke, with just enough shutter drag to catch some wonderful sparks. The composition is wonderful, considering you had to use a stump for your tripod. I like the dark clump (and bed) in the lower right hand corner. Since that clump/bed is lower, it seems to balance out the garage in the center/left of the shot while allowing for some smoke/sparks to flow into the upper right.

Like I said earlier, this is a great documentary type shot, perfect for a newspaper or magazine article on the incident.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2003 09:56:22 PM
Wow is that a bed frame in the right corner? Pretty fitting for your title.
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11/15/2003 09:56:02 PM
Wow! Beautiful picture. What a lucky catch :))
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11/15/2003 04:39:14 PM
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11/14/2003 02:35:04 PM
11/14/2003 12:09:02 AM
whew! I remember this movie, and this photo perfectly depicts it! Great shot, how in the world did you find something so appropo? Excellent.
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11/13/2003 08:43:57 PM
Nice. It looks like the entire house is burning though.
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11/13/2003 12:08:22 AM
nice. photo that is.
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11/12/2003 06:04:29 PM
hope this was a controlled burn situation, meets title, powerful imaga
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11/12/2003 11:08:46 AM
I really, really know that this burning has another meaning. Where are you sleeping now? ;)
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11/12/2003 09:32:25 AM
Good picture... Really, like the colours... 7
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11/12/2003 01:26:09 AM
wonderful clarity, nice capture of the smoke and fire...good job on this.
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