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Challenge: Superpowers (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Nov 24, 2008
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2008

Did several sessions trying to come up with something cool for this challenge. I do so enjoy challenges like this. This was from the last round. What you see here are two tennis balls hanging from wire in our studio that had been dipped in lighter fluid and then lit on fire. The flames in this image just dont seem nearly as big as the flames that were by my head when shooting. I cant remember if it was Aimee or Rowan who fired the shutter for me. Though I do know that if I decide to take a picture while holding lit pieces of charcoal in my hand Rowan is not the one to work the shutter ("when I say go you hit the button Rowan ok? Go!" and then Rowan replies with "one, two, three, four..." - the marks have gone away already).

Not sure how this will do. Its a very recognizable picture of me so I have to assume the "anti-Friend" voters will be enjoying my image and making sure that they do the bes that they can to "balance" out any percieved advantage I may have. See my biography for a brilliant quote by 31.gif valdo.

Light setup includes one 430ex off silver umbrella camera right and a 430ex through a straw snoot camera left and behind me.

Editing - Raw conversion - cloned out wires, cloned out lines on tennis balls and softened them into the flames, Super Fun Happy action (layers of curves, color desat, and blur stuff), shadow/highlight, Neat image, high pass, other minor cloning and healing, decent amount of dodge and burn, resize, USM, more of the above stuff, border.

One of my few outtakes - It was just too stinkin cold out and my flashes started failing on me before I could get the process down proper.
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.2952
Avg (commenters): 8.8095
Avg (participants): 7.0625
Avg (non-participants): 7.3507
Views since voting: 7341
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 166
Comments: 51
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/14/2008 11:42:58 PM
Congrat's on your red ribbon. Great model by the way!
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12/12/2008 06:14:47 PM
You should have been an actor...very menancing- shivering in my boots !
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12/11/2008 04:28:51 PM
Congrats, excellent shot!
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12/10/2008 12:32:27 PM
Nice work Tim! Always fun to see what you come up with!
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12/09/2008 07:25:46 PM
Lights and execution is perfect. And you look great too, Mr Timmfythetoo!
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12/09/2008 12:06:05 AM
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE~~~ Congrats.
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12/08/2008 10:39:03 PM
Great work once again Tim...you are the original IMAGINEER
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12/08/2008 10:19:15 PM
With a face like that you should be in politics. If you had three you could've juggled them.
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12/08/2008 04:03:10 PM
Proficiat on an excellent 2ndplace. I gave it the 10 it deserved.
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12/08/2008 01:07:51 PM
Definitely a favorite, I knew this was a sure win! Congratulations!
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12/08/2008 01:07:31 PM
Well done Tim, congrats for the red :)
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12/08/2008 10:47:26 AM
Congrats on a wonderful image, Tim! Very impressive.
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12/08/2008 09:36:00 AM
you look very wicked. I'm bringing a fire extinguisher to our next GTG lol. Congrats on getting enough anti-anti-friend votes hehe and the ribbon!
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12/08/2008 09:19:33 AM
Congrats on your ribbon... I still think Attraction Man could take you in a fight.
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12/08/2008 09:17:49 AM
VERY good! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/08/2008 05:01:36 AM
Damn! In spite of my best effort to offset all your friends! ;-)
Congrats, Tim - very well executed. ...and FIRE - ya gotta love fire! :)
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12/08/2008 04:50:00 AM
One 1 and sixteen 10s. I'd say you have more friends than not. :-) 'Grats on another for the collection!
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12/08/2008 01:02:32 AM
Wonderful shot, Tim and congrats on the ribbon! :)

You really have to get yourself some models though, other than yourself! ;-) You are so easy to spot and you're right....that can work for ya....or, it can work against you...keep making FRIENDS! ;-) Thankfully, it seems that besides being an awesome shot...you have FRIENDS! :P
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12/08/2008 12:56:35 AM
Great score for a great shot. I love the intense expression.
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12/08/2008 12:47:32 AM
Very creative, great use of the tools!
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12/08/2008 12:14:46 AM
Congratulations on a great image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 05:34:08 PM
FIERCE!
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12/06/2008 07:02:13 PM
You have the fire in your hands, but my Superhero has the fire in his loins!
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12/06/2008 03:59:35 PM
Very well done! I like the suspension, and the capture of the fire. Nice depth of field. Good saturation and contrast. My favorite this week. 10
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12/06/2008 02:48:49 PM
Man, there sure are a bunch of pyros in here. This one is the best!
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12/05/2008 11:38:54 PM
Timfythetoo??? Excellent image, and almost a guaranteed ribbon. 10 from me.
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12/05/2008 07:07:40 PM
Very well executed! 9 from me
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12/05/2008 08:34:29 AM
Excellent 10 ( I gave only 2 tens in this challenge)
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12/04/2008 11:24:43 AM
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Cool pic, one of my favs so far.
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12/04/2008 07:25:52 AM
probably a ribbon after seeing the other peoples
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12/02/2008 09:09:40 PM
top three
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12/02/2008 03:37:25 AM
Love the color on the border really works well!
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12/02/2008 12:04:43 AM
Great shot. 10
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12/01/2008 11:38:59 PM
Tim? Another fireball one. Great shot. I have to see how that was done.
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12/01/2008 05:33:16 PM
And I'll bet there's nothing up your sleeves either! - 9
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12/01/2008 05:24:56 PM
a little over processed for my taste ..but still one of my picks for top 5 (I mean fronm 2nd to 5th since there is obviusly a winner)....not voting in this one but I would have voted this an 8.
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12/01/2008 05:01:50 PM
This ties with another pyro shot in the challenge, for me. I love the dark intensity of the shot. Are those flaming tennis balls? Good luck. 9
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12/01/2008 03:47:59 PM
Very, very well executed.
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12/01/2008 12:04:02 PM
Dramatic and perfectly staged. Great facial expression complements the shot. Top of the heap and 10.
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12/01/2008 11:03:43 AM
great balls of fire
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12/01/2008 10:56:41 AM
Terrific shot tim. I had the same idea, but due to it being the rainy season in Vancouver, I could not shoot it. Seems my wife didn't want me to play with fire indoors. 9 from me.
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12/01/2008 10:32:52 AM
nicely done, looks like my meatballs from last nights dinner. Lovethe hand details and the shadows you have going on with your face. Very crisp and detailed. Well done
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12/01/2008 02:52:09 AM
Lights are excellent and your diabolic expression is perfect for this subject.
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12/01/2008 01:55:51 AM
Ohhh baby, thats what I am talking about, love the side lighting as well, 9 for sure :)
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12/01/2008 01:22:45 AM
Flaming bull testes? i gotta say this is impressive bro ... the way you look just like Tim ... and of course the flaming bull testes! =) Another ribbifying image.
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12/01/2008 12:52:45 AM
I love it. however...it does kind of look like he is creating two flaming testicles. :)
stilll giving it a 10
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12/01/2008 12:42:55 AM
Don't ask me why but I like it. 10
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12/01/2008 12:38:35 AM
great balls of fire! excellent, see you on the front page Timmy
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12/01/2008 12:23:20 AM
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!! This is wonderful in every way!!
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12/01/2008 12:20:16 AM
Wow! Seriously great flames. Very freaky stare.
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12/01/2008 12:19:31 AM
If this doesnt get you a ribbon I dont know what will. Great shot 10
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