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Tribute to gaurawa's "1400°C"
Tribute to gaurawa's "1400°C"

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007

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Well the details....

Took 4 boxes of matches to get an effect I liked. 30 matches per box, 3 matches used per shot..... Not as easy as it looks. Who would have thought fire would be so hard to control? ;-)

My setup was almost the same as detailed in the original. Had to process twice to get different temperatures for the flame and match. Either the flame was washed out or the match was too yellow. Then a crop, NI, clone out of visible bit of starter match and USM, border, SFW.

Hope this does well. Hoping for a 6.2, thinking will be more like 5.5.

Place: 38 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.4935
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4912
Avg (non-participants): 6.4948
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Votes: 154
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 11:40:02 PM
Nice job!
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09/23/2007 09:32:15 PM
nice effect
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09/21/2007 10:04:33 PM
Wow! Wonderful details in the match head! And the colors are absolutely STUNNING. Love the bold and vibrant hues of the orange and yellow tones. Love the curves we see in the shape of the flame - it undulates and sweeps upward. My only critique on this composition is that I wish you did not crop it so close. You cut off the bottom and top portion of this flame. Including the flame flare in it's entirety would phenomenally increase the visual impact of your photo.
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09/19/2007 03:54:39 PM
Very nice flame shape and brilliance while still preserving the natural color of the wood and unburnt match head. Excellent effort.
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09/19/2007 02:40:19 AM
Excellent attempt.
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09/19/2007 12:33:02 AM
Hot! nicely done. 8
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09/18/2007 11:37:11 PM
Good capture. I think it would be a little better had some of the flame been in focus as well, but this is still nicely done.
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09/17/2007 07:45:50 PM
Gosh, that's pretty darn close. 10
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09/17/2007 03:11:49 PM
A difficult shot to recreate exactly, good effort.
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09/17/2007 04:56:43 AM
very nice. glad i didn't try this shot.
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09/17/2007 04:21:23 AM
The original is a little sharper and more yellowish than tangerine (including the border), besides that very well done
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09/17/2007 12:15:29 AM
wow...that is perfect...good luck with this
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