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The dance of the flames
The dance of the flames
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Spinning (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F30
Location: Edinburgh, a graveyard just off Princess St
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.5 sec
Galleries: Performance
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

This is Nik, one of the Beltane organisers in Edinburgh. We had fun with this - nice foggy night, nice quiet graveyard, a bucket of paraffin and many fire toys. The thing lit up in the top right corner is Edinburgh Castle (but we could barely make out the outlines in the fog).

Editing: crop, rotate, brightness/contrast, levels, curves, hue/sat, channel mixer, warming photo filter, neat image, usm.

**Post-challenge:
Ooh, top 10? Fantastic! Thanks for all the comments :)

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.7950
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.5763
Avg (non-participants): 6.8667
Views since voting: 2471
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 239
Comments: 30
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/04/2009 01:47:08 AM
Love the misty night, and silhouetted architecture.
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02/03/2008 05:24:13 PM
this is great photo, love the colors and composition :-)
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09/04/2007 10:01:32 PM
Originally posted by levyj413:

Wow, what a beautiful shot. Composition, color, everything. Well done! :)


yea that pretty much sums it up, incredible photo esp the way you managed to capture the fire where it almost looks alive :)

-dave
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06/05/2007 04:37:10 PM
Wow, what a beautiful shot. Composition, color, everything. Well done! :)
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04/29/2007 01:06:51 AM
Jelena, wow! This is a really amazing shot. Congrats on the top 10 finish. Very warm feeling (by the oranges and yellows) funny juxtaposition being in a cemetary.
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04/28/2007 11:00:49 PM
Wow Jelena! Yet another AWESOME fire spinning shot, way to go! Congrats on the top 10!!!
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04/21/2007 09:17:09 PM
THis is so cool! I like all your spinning fire pictures... THe golden background goes very well with this. I love it!
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04/18/2007 06:14:54 PM
Congrats on your top 10. This is a really awesome use of a long exposure. Good Job!!!
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04/09/2007 05:15:10 PM
This is a very interesting and exciting image to look at!
I love the setting--especially the glimpse of Edinburgh Castle in the upper right corner. Glad to see you're still working this subject! It's a great way to find what you want to say.
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04/05/2007 09:29:06 PM
really cool stuff
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04/04/2007 09:58:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Fit: This fits the challenge well. We have the flames clearly in a spinning pattern. No DNMC's for this one, and that shows in that you got not votes below a 4 and you are in the top 10.

Composition: The person waving the fire around is nicely positioned in the bottom right with that tree filling the middle to top right. This gives us some nice direction for our eye to travel form the fire, to the tree, and then settle back on the fire. Is the area with the castle needed? I think it is.

Technical: You have captured the flames nicely. There is a nice warm feel to the image.

Feel: I like this image but I feel that it's a bit too orange. The red/orange of the flames is just a little "hidden" by the orange fog. I gave it an 8 so clearly I liked it. Great work.

PM me if you have any questions
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04/04/2007 08:41:52 PM
That is amazing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2007 11:59:48 PM
Excellent!
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04/03/2007 02:03:37 PM
Interesting, beautiful colors for sure and a killer background! pardon the pun.
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04/03/2007 07:37:05 AM
great atmosphere....the color and the tone
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04/02/2007 10:08:19 PM
this photo is gorgeous, but very eery. the colors are cool and the "dancing" fire!10
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04/01/2007 09:25:45 PM
From the background, it looks as if the dance got a little out of hand. Very well done. Excellent exposure.
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04/01/2007 07:52:35 PM
The spinning light has a grace and fluidity that draw the eye to the center but the person holding the light remains invisible adding to the mystery of this picture. Although it is dimly lit, the warmth and the contrast in the background add to the sense of suspense.
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04/01/2007 03:18:35 PM
wonderful shot, the background is very complimentary
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04/01/2007 01:43:00 PM
The effort that has been spent in making and perfecting this photograph is evident. It's all fitted in to make a great photograph.
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03/31/2007 07:54:46 AM
Definately a top ten contender.....
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03/31/2007 02:49:44 AM
W.O.W.!!! Perfect balance to the whole image..... would be dissappointed if you dont ribbon.
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03/30/2007 04:12:10 PM
wow! thats amazing! great background feel!
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03/30/2007 12:56:56 AM
Having tried to shoot fire arts before myself, you've done a very nice job here at producing an interesting background for the poi spinner. Great stuff.
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03/29/2007 01:35:02 PM
Excellent photograph. Should ribbon.
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03/29/2007 08:43:29 AM
WOW. This is excellent... real impact. should be easy top 10 IMO
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03/28/2007 01:07:03 PM
wow...awesome capture! love the toning and the composition and the setting and the original pattern you;ve got with the flames. going into my faves!
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03/28/2007 11:24:07 AM
I love the spinning flames. Nice job. I like the setting and the lighting. Nice Job.
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03/28/2007 10:39:37 AM
This is fun! I love the background. Its very pretty and mysterious. Good Job.
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03/28/2007 01:17:30 AM
Interesting venue, perhaps some vernal pagan festival?
great capture
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