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Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice

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Challenge: Opposites (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX4330
Location: South Africa
Date: May 6, 2004
Aperture: 7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 105
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2004

Placed a block of ice on a metal plate, poured thinners over it and lit it. Removed noise, rotated and cropped the image.

Place: 90 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.2053
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.1087
Avg (non-participants): 5.2866
Views since voting: 1177
Votes: 302
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2004 04:42:50 PM
I can honestly say that I have now looked at more "Fire & Ice" shots than I ever care to again, and I have rated only one above a three. The focus lines in this piece are very ambiguous, and the ice is underplayed to the point of detrimental to the shot. I just don't think it emphasises the ice enough to reach a very bold statement of "opposites".
05/17/2004 11:31:53 PM
Great idea, and I know it was a difficult shot to get, but detail/clarity seems to be lacking.
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05/17/2004 11:05:36 PM
The coloring is nice, although I don't think I would have been able to recognize the ice cube if the title hadn't defined it.
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05/17/2004 04:00:10 PM
Nice picture...however, I do not think it clearly shows "opposites" as the ice looks (to me, anyhow) like a cake pan....
05/16/2004 07:48:37 AM
Looks a lot like the shot I did. Your score is probably getting hammered a lot like mine too. Maybe we should have had a fire and ice workshop...
05/15/2004 09:23:40 PM
One of several fire and ice entries. Rather abstract but pleasant.
05/15/2004 04:50:21 PM
Absolutely the best "fire and ice" picture in this challenge. Very well performed.
05/15/2004 03:03:37 PM
Wow, that's a lot of fire, hope nobody got hurt! Good idea as you probably figured out by all the other fire and ice entries. This shot seems off and the rull of thirds doesn't really apply either and the flames going off the edges bother me just a bit, I would reallly have liked to seen them all or maybe a tigher crop so the ice is centered more and it's surrounded by flames with no negative space, let me get my trusty envelopes and see! :)

WOW! that made a difference, I put the envelopes on the sides and bottom, leaving the top as is and it really made the shot jump out more! I started with a 3 on this but am raising to a 7, would love to see it if you decide to recrop!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2004 01:35:05 PM
05/14/2004 05:16:13 PM
i like the way the flames came out. theyre really surrounding the ice cube.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2004 01:03:19 PM
Superbly done version of the common take on this challenge.
05/14/2004 12:34:35 PM
Great effect!! like the foto, but the ice is not that visible but sufficient to understand!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2004 11:56:56 AM
Interesting, but not enough sharpness in the ice to really make it obvious as a subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2004 12:31:47 PM
05/13/2004 01:18:41 AM
would have preferred more detail in the flames and better focus/lighting on the ice, but good superposition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2004 10:48:39 PM
Awesome shot... and I thought a few of the other Fire and Ice shots were good... This one takes the cake in my book.

05/12/2004 08:08:55 PM
One of the better Fire and Ice Shots. Almost doesn't even look real.. Great Shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2004 10:58:15 AM
the clarity is great.
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05/12/2004 02:32:37 AM
The ice seems a little soft, but I assume that is from the heat distortion. Very nice. 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2004 01:06:28 AM
Oooo....ahhhh... :) Very nice job.
05/12/2004 12:35:35 AM
good one ! wanted to try something like this too .... but momma told me not to play with fire :)

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