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Poi--fire twirling
Poi--fire twirling

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Kingston, NY
Date: Oct 16, 2002
Aperture: f 2.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2002

This image was shot in a cave while Reyna was fire twirling--known as "Poi" The very low light made it extremely hard to get good focus. I have tried to make it a soft focus. I was going to post one with her actually twirling but it would have meant 2 light sources.

Place: 90 out of 256
Avg (all users): 5.5235
Avg (commenters): 5.3478
Avg (participants): 5.4417
Avg (non-participants): 5.6404
Views since voting: 5783
Votes: 277
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/25/2008 09:51:04 PM
i love this. too bad you couldnt get a sharper focus. i think people who have a problem with nudity should take theyre clothes off and go look in a mirror til they get over it. and as i interpret it, you wernt trying for a sexy chick holding fire, so i like it better than looking at a perfect 17 year old body or whatever. it seems more natural to me, and hell im only 16 myself...lol sorry for me going on and on about it:)
10/28/2002 08:00:00 AM
I absolutely love this photo. The woman has a beautiful, mature figure that adds a sense of naturalness and earthiness to the entire composition. It has such archetypal themes - the fertile female body and destructive yet life-giving fire. I love the soft focus, the colour, the curves of her body and the composition.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2002 11:10:00 PM
too much nudity, against the rules! distasteful!!!
10/27/2002 10:35:00 PM
nice direction it would have been more intense if the firey objects were more in focus - 6
10/27/2002 09:40:00 PM
10/26/2002 12:20:00 PM
10/24/2002 10:58:00 PM
Perhaps the next time you should try a younger version.
10/24/2002 09:26:00 PM
I think this is pushing it too far. Subtle would be more sexy, Botticelli would like it however.
10/24/2002 08:44:00 PM
lovely rendering of a nude...good color and composition..very graceful.
10/24/2002 04:01:00 PM
i like he picture its different, but is that womean pregant?
10/24/2002 11:44:00 AM
Hey, there are 15 yr olds on this site in case you didn't know. I don't believe this is obscene or anything, hell I like nudity, but I'm not so sure it's appropriate here. About the picture, it's pretty good. The subject is a little dark and the flame is a little bright. tough to compromise exposures isn't it? Good luck - Inspzil
10/22/2002 10:04:00 PM
Lovely composition, but I think that fire is not artificial
10/22/2002 06:39:00 PM
VERY NICE....I especially enjoy how the body seems to curve and then follow itself into the chain and fire
10/22/2002 02:57:00 PM
If this image would have been in focus it would be excellent. Beautiful composition
10/22/2002 11:08:00 AM
compositionally very strong and really like the verticality of fire and subject... like the soft firelit focus on subject, too. great shot! ~mcmurma
10/22/2002 10:06:00 AM
Nice! Like the curvy shapes lit up from her arms to her stomach and hip. Looks like some pagan witchy ceremony and it's interesting. Great use of 1-source light.
10/22/2002 04:32:00 AM
OMG her clothes fell off!
10/21/2002 06:39:00 PM
very interesting, the low light looks like it made it difficult to focus but I like it.
10/21/2002 05:41:00 PM
unfortunately nude isn't always art 3
10/21/2002 05:30:00 PM
when the camera tends to give you sursaturated reds like this, I would strongly recommend switching the photo to B&W. Well framed. 6
10/21/2002 05:06:00 PM
artificial light ?
10/21/2002 12:17:00 PM
artificial light??
10/21/2002 10:25:00 AM
great shot
10/21/2002 10:09:00 AM
I LOVE this picture...very artistic, very "alive"....
10/21/2002 09:03:00 AM
nudity for nuditys sake?
10/21/2002 04:39:00 AM
Uh oh, this smells of controversy. You shouldn't make waves here, just ask Zeissman, he'll tell you flat out. And OH MY GOD, there are some children that come here and their virgin eyes should not be exposed to such utter vulgarity. You should be ashamed! Bad, bad photographer. Actually, this is pretty nice. Keep up the good work.
10/21/2002 02:01:00 AM
Great idea, execution is not exactly to my taste (the graininess), but a beautiful image nevertheless.

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