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Challenge: Fire (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Studio
Date: Feb 28, 2004
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 113
Avg (all users): 7.3424
Avg (commenters): 8.4250
Avg (participants): 7.1512
Avg (non-participants): 7.5102
Views since voting: 18211
Votes: 184
Comments: 84
Favorites: 62 (view)


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03/14/2004 01:41:16 AM
NEW IDEA AND EXCELENT PICTURE.
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03/10/2004 02:34:05 PM
I really did like the shot. What a great idea. Keep up the great work.
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03/10/2004 10:28:59 AM
Well deserved ribbon! Great shot! Would like to find out how this was done so flawless-ly!
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03/09/2004 10:54:48 PM
Congrats Gary!
Once again, a superb shot. Did you use your 10D?

Mike
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03/09/2004 10:32:23 PM
Congrats, Kiwi, cool shot!
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03/09/2004 08:16:36 PM
That's pretty. Ain't you sick of those ribbins yet?
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03/09/2004 03:22:53 PM
WOW!! Another ribbon! Congratz!
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03/09/2004 08:19:09 AM
Awesome picture, you really show talent in this one!
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03/09/2004 04:54:15 AM
Welcome back Gary :)
Great shot! :)
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03/08/2004 06:27:09 PM
awesome photo! congrats on another blue ribbon!!...and im sorry some people gave you a 2, 3,4 or 5!
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03/08/2004 05:45:03 PM
I was wondering how you were able to get the great smoke in the shot. Welcome back.
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03/08/2004 04:49:36 PM
Fantastic shot! Thanks for posting your how-ya-did-it info. After 30 or so challenges, I think I finally understand the "Be Creative" part of the description...olive oil, three matches...I am so impressed. Great work!
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03/08/2004 03:18:41 PM
Congrat Gary! Perfect as always. Have a great time in the sun.
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03/08/2004 03:07:32 PM
Man! Is it possible that the money they payed to keep you busy (and away!) is already finished?
Come on boys let's collect a new found and this time find an "appropriate" mission for Gary.
I would suggest "Martian Landscapes", what do you think?
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03/08/2004 02:28:19 PM
Great one Gary! Nice to see you back Love your work and a well derserved win.
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03/08/2004 12:38:24 PM
back in full force i see! :)

awesome shot, you are still the bestest!
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03/08/2004 11:26:30 AM
Woooooohoooo!!!! Kiwi, way to go! Awesome shot. You are the best!
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03/08/2004 11:19:15 AM
What can you say but, "You the man!" A master at work.
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03/08/2004 11:13:56 AM
Congratulations, Great job as ever!
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03/08/2004 10:03:01 AM
You did it again!!!
You are the best!!!
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03/08/2004 08:26:02 AM
you rock! congrats on another ribbon!
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03/08/2004 08:14:48 AM
Congrats Gary on a terrific shot -- definitely one of my favorites in this challenge. And thanks for sharing the details of how you accomplished it. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Mallorca!
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03/08/2004 07:49:15 AM
Congratulations and a welcome return for all - you're a power of example
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03/08/2004 07:40:17 AM
Congrats Kiwi !!!
It's great to see you with a front page photo and ribbon again !
You're photos amaze me. Well deserved win !
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03/08/2004 07:30:14 AM
Congrats Gary!
I guess you picked the right challenge to come back for.....you are on FIRE!
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03/08/2004 07:15:17 AM
Woohoo Gary! Back for just 1 challenge and.... mister BLUE!! :-) Waydago!
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03/08/2004 06:49:39 AM
Very nice work Gary and welcome back!
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03/08/2004 06:16:55 AM
Superb work Garry,however, I think you should prolong the holiday and give the rest of us a chance :)

Gordon
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03/08/2004 06:07:48 AM
Wow a bluey!!! Thanks for all your comments and votes, really appreciated. I am on holiday in Mallorca at the moment but I just had to find an internet cafe to see how I fared :)

I took about 40 shots of this to get it the way I wanted. Basically it is 3 match sticks in a clamp. You can actually see the match stick behind the first one, which unfortunately gives the front one an oversharpened look to it. I dipped the match sticks in olive oil to get a good amount of smoke. I used a lighter in one hand and the shutter cable in the other hand and lit the match sticks behind the first one so that I had enough reaction time to take a photo when the first match stick lit up. I used a black background and two soft boxes from each side.

So, now I am back off into the Mediterranean sun :)

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03/08/2004 05:58:28 AM
Your are the Babe Ruth of DPChallenge! Congratulations on another fantastic shot.
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03/08/2004 05:03:09 AM
kiwiness back on a roll;)

Great work dude
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03/08/2004 04:39:44 AM
Wonderful work, Gary, congrats! Good to see ya challenging again. :-)
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03/08/2004 04:19:58 AM
Heh, a holiday hasn't blunted you has it?
Great shot as usual :-)
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03/08/2004 03:30:16 AM
You just can't resist? :-D Congrats on ANOTHER win!!!
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03/08/2004 02:28:52 AM
Well done Gary, another notch on that belt.
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03/08/2004 02:11:00 AM
congratulations Gary and welcome back
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03/08/2004 12:53:17 AM
The return of the King!!!!!!
Well done, Gary, congratulations!
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03/08/2004 12:14:43 AM
Oh great, as if it wasn't hard enough to get a ribbon around here. Now we have to compete against Kiwi again. Great job (as always). ;)
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03/08/2004 12:07:02 AM
Oh flip, he's back!!!!!!!!

Congrats mate, another great shot :)
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03/08/2004 12:06:24 AM
Big Welcome back with this exquisite shot, Kiwi! Congrats on a very well deserved blue ribbon!
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03/08/2004 12:03:12 AM
Welcome back KIWI!!! Missed ya bro!
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03/08/2004 12:02:20 AM
Kiwiness is back!!! Lovely photo you have there, very detailed adn clear. You never cease to amaze me!
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03/08/2004 12:02:15 AM
yay! congrats, kiwi...awesome shot! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2004 11:04:31 PM
Nice photo very smooth smoke and flame. I really like how the match hasn't finished lighting yet also. I believe this will either take 1st place and if not its definatly in the top 3. Nice Job. 8
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03/07/2004 07:33:50 PM
Love the smoke...simple idea but excellent capture!
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03/07/2004 04:45:04 PM
Good. Very, very good! OK it $W)(* excellent. The detail on the smoke and the flame and the match stick is exquiste. The smoke detail is a picture in and of itself. WOW and 10 from me.
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03/07/2004 01:11:43 PM
Beautiful color and exposure. Love the smoke. A little off balance to the left, but nothing major. 10
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03/07/2004 10:27:47 AM
Simple and perfect. Great image, good luck.
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03/07/2004 08:41:04 AM
This turned out very nice. I love the smoke and black background. Very strong image.
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03/06/2004 11:35:24 PM
Can't wait to see how many go's this took. Very well composed and great exposure. Tops all the way around.
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03/06/2004 09:25:36 PM
Excellent picture!

Really nothing more I can say about it.
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03/06/2004 08:32:43 AM
Nice composition and sharpness and lines. The smoke adds interest to the "usual" match shot.
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03/05/2004 08:52:26 PM
My personal thought is a ribbon is on its way!
Talk about cliches, but this is probably the best match shot I have seen. Focus is spot on and the straight lines of the smoke turn what might have been a good shot into a winner, the title also leads me to think of the 'other' person (so simple but yet conveys so much)

Trying to find a negative I'd say the match may be a little overexposed
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03/05/2004 01:26:53 PM
I'm not sure if I've already left a comment or not, but you just know a winner when you see one and this one is a winner. Fanstastic picture. I'd love to see how you accomplished this.
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03/05/2004 05:11:54 AM
Best match photo I've seen thus far. Good job!
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03/05/2004 05:06:24 AM
I like how this is different then most of the flame shots. This one includes the beauty of the smoke. The great shapes and forms that it make while it floats up. "10"
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03/05/2004 03:11:58 AM
love the smoke swirls nice detail
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03/05/2004 12:21:53 AM
Awesome job of capturing the smoke! Your matchstick seems a little over sharpened or overexposed. Nice shot overall!
TC
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03/04/2004 09:51:56 PM
What's being questioned in this shot? Nice capture, the smoke is a neat touch, good color and lighting, nice composition.
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03/03/2004 07:49:02 PM
Beautiful shot, great timing and exposition. Great detail in all elements.
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03/03/2004 07:31:44 PM
I look forward to seeing how you got this just right.

Very nicely done 9
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03/03/2004 06:42:26 PM
how many boxes?
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03/03/2004 06:29:10 PM
High quality image; great capture of an igniting match. Clearly top three material.
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03/03/2004 03:03:01 PM
wow ... what a photo the best of the fire ... 10/10
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03/03/2004 07:16:21 AM
nice
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03/02/2004 10:47:50 PM
You certainly got the shot at the exact moment of ignition. Great job. I love the white vapors The black background makes a very striking composition.(9)
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03/02/2004 02:49:24 PM
good catch, great timing, and a nice combination of flames and smoke. The image looks a bit oversharpened, some highlights appearing around the edges.
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03/02/2004 07:18:43 AM
Nice
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03/01/2004 10:50:48 PM
great capture of the match igniting. I wonder how may matches it took to catch it?
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03/01/2004 08:30:54 PM
Best of the best! Was the smoke added or induced with some material or actually part of the flame up from the sulfur? Crisp and clean. 10 here. When this is over, can we see the intial shot before any work was done on it (if any)?
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03/01/2004 07:47:57 PM
My favorite of the "match" shots, the swirling smoke makes this interesting by adding a third ephemeral subject. Something about the match and match head don't seem right. Over all well done.
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03/01/2004 07:38:20 PM
My top two...I like this one. The smoke is awesome!! Good luck.
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03/01/2004 06:45:04 PM
cool pic
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03/01/2004 06:24:54 PM
All simple images have to have something special and this shot has.
Great capture
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03/01/2004 05:19:43 PM
Great
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03/01/2004 03:35:05 PM
Absolutely terrfiic smoke! Nice one.
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03/01/2004 03:21:41 PM
Great timing on this - very clear, I like the smoke and the intensity of the flame
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03/01/2004 02:23:24 PM
great smoke, must have taken a while to get this result!
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03/01/2004 09:17:13 AM
Possibly the most interesting shot in the challenge - love the work on the smoke, as much as the flame itself.
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03/01/2004 04:55:32 AM
Timing is evreything in this hoto, well captured! 8
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03/01/2004 02:57:24 AM
Excellent work, love the smoke ,9
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03/01/2004 02:41:58 AM
Great shot! very nice sharp details. Nice job.
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03/01/2004 02:23:43 AM
Excellent, the softness of the flame is really effective.
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03/01/2004 12:22:04 AM
I like it...tried the same thing, couldn't get it...good job...the smoke really helps make the shot...
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