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Challenge: Ice (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Cumming, the city
Date: Feb 26, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Water, Textures
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2007

I used a red plastic cup to get the ice form, then wrapped a lattice table in a black backdrop. I cut a little hole in the backdrop and sat the ice over that hole. I place one of my strobes under the table and pointing up at the ice. I made sure that the table was wrapped well so that I didn't capture any of the walls in the background. As far as the fire, I had an upside down ramekin behind the ice with a beer bottle cap on top of that. I added some lighter fluid to the cap and set it afire. I made sure that my exposure was set to capture the ice and let the fire take care of itself. I also positioned myself just below the plane of the ice to make sure the flame looked like it was just over the ice. Then there was just minimal post-processing, even less than I normally do for my challenge entries.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 270
Avg (all users): 6.8210
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.5698
Avg (non-participants): 6.9720
Views since voting: 3487
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 229
Comments: 26
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/02/2008 08:22:32 AM
Having seen images of this type before, the wow factor seems to have left me but this one is very well done with the cube AND flame being perfectly focused and crisp.

Message edited by author 2008-12-02 20:33:40.
10/20/2007 10:23:48 AM
really great shot, great exposure, love the centered composition, very nicely done, added to faves
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03/08/2007 08:30:17 AM
Is it just me or does that flame look female? Either way, I love this image- two opposing elements at work. Might be interesting to gel the light on the ice just a bit into the blue range to enhance the color contrast. Thanks for the writeup, always good to learn about someone's setup.
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03/07/2007 01:03:05 PM
Nice shot!!! This is far better than mine! :)
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03/07/2007 06:41:46 AM
Good job on the top 10 Eric! Combining fire & ice worked well for you, and you've definitely pulled off a shot that I couldn't begin to accomplish. Keep it up!
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03/07/2007 05:49:21 AM
please tell me how you did this shot. i did a very similar shot and had heaps of trouble. this is marvellous. well done.
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03/07/2007 03:31:46 AM
Fantastic shot, Eric. The flame is great but the colour of the ice is out of this world. Congrats on top 10.
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03/07/2007 12:21:35 AM
Great shot, Eric! Love that sexy flame. Congrats on your top ten finish!
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03/07/2007 12:19:15 AM
Sure is a lot of Ice in Iceland. :-P Congrats on a top 10'er. This is a great shot, executed really well Eric.
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03/07/2007 12:10:33 AM
Guess I should move closer to the Aroura Borealis, huh?

Message edited by author 2007-03-07 00:11:37.
03/07/2007 12:09:01 AM
Nice Finish Eric! Tough challenge it turns out.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 08:28:41 AM
ive seen this done before, but i like what you have come up with.
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03/05/2007 07:34:05 AM
Waiting to see it on the top page
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03/04/2007 12:31:51 PM
Great idea,and a great shot.Good luck in this challenge.
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03/02/2007 06:05:13 PM
Very nice! Looks like a volcano in the ice cube exploding out into flame.
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03/02/2007 03:14:50 PM
it`s very very very nice.
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03/02/2007 11:53:53 AM
awesome photo i like the way the fire is coming off the ice. it gives it a gastly effect nice job
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03/01/2007 08:44:24 PM
very Nice
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03/01/2007 01:26:25 AM
Nnnnnice Composition!
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02/28/2007 11:48:17 PM
Very nicely done photo!!
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02/28/2007 09:48:45 PM
Nice shot!
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02/28/2007 05:56:53 PM
Does not appear to honor winter.
02/28/2007 05:02:36 PM
I knew there will be quite a few ice/fire shots, but this is the best!
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02/28/2007 02:53:30 PM
Reminds me of a styx album cover from the 70's, niceshot
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02/28/2007 07:51:30 AM
Cool idea. I'm not usually a big fan of studio setups, but this looks cool, even if a bit cheesy.
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02/28/2007 07:50:37 AM
simple and clean. a tad too much empty space left and right
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