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Fire, light the way.
Fire, light the way.

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Challenge: Painting with Light (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Kodak LS443
Location: My house, Los Angeles, California
Date: Jan 23, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2004

I just joined, so this is my first submission. I hope I'm doing everything okay.

In Photoshop, all I did was up the contrast a bit, and add a border.

Place: 114 out of 120
Avg (all users): 3.9519
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 4.0244
Avg (non-participants): 3.8952
Views since voting: 1238
Votes: 187
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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02/08/2004 01:08:53 PM
HI and greetings from the Critique Club, welcome to DPC too. I have to admit when I first saw your shot while voting I dont recall seeing the man in the background, I was too focused on the white light, I do like it considerably more now that I have noticed him. But I think my initial oversight is worth noting, I think allowing your subjects to compliment each other is probably important. The light source here is very overpowering. I think however that you do have good technical aspects working here, good low ISO creating no noise in dark image. Nice sharpness too...
I hope that you stick around at DPC there is lots to learn, welcome and happy shooting!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2004 11:50:12 AM
Nice idea and effect. I feel like the edges of the light should not have been cropped out and the line along the bottom is distracting.
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01/29/2004 05:26:50 PM
I like the idea and I _love_ the colors - but the composition - falling as it does off the left side - is distracting. Hard to control the light, I imagine, a fire being somewhat unpredicatable.
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01/29/2004 03:48:20 AM
i do not want to be harsh critisizing or anything like that but i really dont think that the composition builds upto anything. backgroudn and foreground seems to be battling one another...may be if the foregroudn light was dimmer and a more meaningful shape and the head was places more appropriately relative to the foreground light, this could have been a more appealing picture..
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01/26/2004 01:46:29 PM
I know you had fun with this theme, but perhaps your composition would have had a little more punch if you had all the white light streak in the image. The eyes give lots of interest.
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01/26/2004 03:01:06 AM
I like the mood of this image. Would have like to see more face though.
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01/26/2004 02:36:04 AM
Well exposed with good contrast. Very low noise considering the light levels. I'm not sure what pattern the light is intended to create other than to illuminate the subject's face. The only problem I have with the light pattern is it is a little jittery.I think this type of shot would benefit from a smoother movement of the light source.
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