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Poor Dog...
Poor Dog...
MaestroGeek1


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Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: My living room.
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: ISO100
Shutter: 1/5.3
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2004

This concept hit all at once after trying several other ideas (including one that resulted in my camera landing in the snow). This was a tricky shot because I could only take two or three images at a time before the "subject" was reduced to ashes. I was forced to drop in the note, set the camera and then - shoot shoot shoot! After several attempts I finally ended up with the look I wanted - partially burned but still legible.

To do this, I found that if I placed several pieces of newspaper behind the letter, and then sprayed the back of the paper with a water bottle, it would burn slower, giving me a bit more time to set up for the shot after I dropped everything in the fire. It was also a bit of a challenge getting the note to land in the fire properly so that the text would be visible

I increased the Satiuration and Contrast significantly and reduced the Brightness just a touch. All of this was done in The Gimp v. 1.2. Resized in FinPixViewer (Software that came with my camera).

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.5703
Avg (commenters): 6.3571
Avg (participants): 5.3814
Avg (non-participants): 5.6855
Views since voting: 957
Votes: 256
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2004 07:29:29 AM
Good sense of humor and very nicely done.
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02/17/2004 02:28:14 AM
Impact: Very good;
Story: Excellent:
Focus: Very good;
Colour: Flames are too full and detract a lot.
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02/16/2004 10:52:10 PM
Nice composition... and fire, too.
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02/14/2004 06:18:20 PM
This is just so funny. Great idea. Super shot. Hope you are happy now.
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02/12/2004 12:53:11 PM
He he he he, great!
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02/12/2004 11:56:33 AM
taking the dog would be the last straw, great shot.
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02/12/2004 10:20:23 AM
Great photo. I love the title.
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02/12/2004 01:40:57 AM
Interesting shot, nicely done.
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02/11/2004 11:34:22 PM
Shit. That happened to me recently! Nice to finally see a more realistic and creative approach on the letter theme.
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02/11/2004 08:12:42 PM
and left you with the cat..
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02/11/2004 12:48:28 PM
kind of blurry, but i like the composition and very cute wording ;)
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02/11/2004 12:48:14 PM
Different take on the "letter" photo. Funny title with the tie-in to the letter. I think the focus, tone and composition are well done.
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02/11/2004 12:24:01 PM
Very funny! I like it alot, good luck!
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02/11/2004 10:54:00 AM
Like the humour in this
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02/11/2004 09:36:02 AM
clever title! great timing and sense of humor
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02/11/2004 07:48:57 AM
funny, serius stuff
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02/11/2004 05:45:13 AM
I Like it... good idea!!
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