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Challenge: Fireworks III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: My Garage
Date: Jan 1, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2009

Not sure how this will do, I'm not really into shooting fireworks. But I thought I would do something different with a fireworks theme. This is my first challenge in a long time so I don't know how the dynamic here is on the site anymore. But I how some people get a kick out of this!

[Jan. 8th, 2009 10:27:45 PM]

Wow, what a crazy week! I had no idea this would do so well. Started off rough into the 6's and then climbed back into the 7's but swung wildly back and forth. I can't wait to see the breakdown of votes, some 250 votes and 800 views with about an hour to go. No matter where this ends up, it will be my highest rated shot to date. Thanks everyone!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 42
Avg (all users): 7.3182
Avg (commenters): 9.0294
Avg (participants): 6.8947
Avg (non-participants): 7.3543
Views since voting: 5888
Views during voting: 800
Votes: 242
Comments: 62
Favorites: 14 (view)


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01/14/2009 06:34:52 PM
I love this shot...What a way to think outside of the box! Congratulations!
01/14/2009 02:10:50 AM
This is the best, no doubt! :)
01/12/2009 11:29:32 AM
Well done shot.
I like the lighting, the expression, the smoke effect.
01/11/2009 07:43:41 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
01/11/2009 04:34:38 PM
nice shot
01/10/2009 11:22:44 PM
Perfect expression and position of smoke!
01/09/2009 06:46:33 PM
I dont think the lighting could be more perfect! This is an absolutely FABULOUS shot, much more interesting than the fireworks themselves...they're only fun for so long, this is timeless, instant favorite :D
01/09/2009 01:23:21 PM
I still laugh at this every time I look. *grin* Congrats on your ribbon!
01/09/2009 10:57:59 AM
BRILLIANT! And I am SO proud of the dpc voters for justly rewarding a photo that "thought out of the box". Usually, out-of-the-box thinking gets punished dearly in challenges. Woo hoo. We are evolving :) This is AMAZING! Something about it reminds me of one of those old Post Magazine covers. Congratulations on your award for such a great photo.

01/09/2009 09:09:54 AM
Congratulations, I'm very happy to see this one the front page.
01/09/2009 08:32:44 AM
Congrats, John. Loved your sense of humor. The focus and story are terrific. Congrats.
01/09/2009 08:05:42 AM
brilliant. so glad this was rewarded
01/09/2009 08:05:30 AM
Glad this ribboned as I gave it a 10! congrats
01/09/2009 07:37:41 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. I really liked this, but didn't know how it would do since it could've been interpreted as DNMC. Take out the low DNMC votes, and this probably would've been the blue ribbon.
01/09/2009 06:44:28 AM
Would love to know the editing steps you took for this one.
01/09/2009 06:08:19 AM
Great, should of won in my books.
01/09/2009 03:18:59 AM
WELCOME back! I'm so glad this made the top 3. You'd think it would shut up the whiners who didn't enter cuz they had no access to fireworks. Be creative people! Like this guy. :) Well done.
01/09/2009 02:02:54 AM
Glad to have you back.
01/09/2009 01:31:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, made me laugh this one. Welcome back.
01/09/2009 12:38:19 AM
As soon as I saw this during voting, I knew it would ribbon. Great shot and excellent pp. Congrats on your ribbon and PB... oh, and welcome back, John!
01/09/2009 12:24:16 AM
Fun shot, and so well done! Congrats on your yellow ribbon!
01/09/2009 12:22:06 AM
Congrats, I am glad this did so well!!
01/09/2009 12:13:59 AM
Great stuff man...good to see you back and submitting.
01/09/2009 12:02:57 AM
Awesome picture, I knew this would ribbon. Good job!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2009 10:15:53 PM
LOL! Excellent twist on the challenge & great execution! Hope you didn't have to breath in that smoke too long, it kills brain cells ya know :P
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01/08/2009 10:00:06 PM
Oops! ;-)
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01/08/2009 09:17:28 PM
Great idea, hate the border... upped to an 8, my fave of the lot (besides mine of course!)
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01/08/2009 08:40:05 PM
I like your take on the subject. Nicely executed.
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01/08/2009 04:32:59 PM
It made me laugh! :) Good luck!
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01/08/2009 11:49:53 AM
hahahaha, nice image!you deserve 10, still without fireworks!
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01/08/2009 08:45:47 AM
You are the winner ;) 10
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01/08/2009 01:14:45 AM
Ha Ha! great idea and nicely done too.
01/07/2009 09:10:04 AM
A different take! Great photo!
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01/06/2009 07:24:52 PM
Heh! Nice job -- in every sense.
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01/06/2009 05:32:30 PM
LOL... very creative and great lighting. Well done.
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01/06/2009 10:42:00 AM
There's 2 kinds of photography. Images that are capturing a moment in time that will never come again and those images that are created over and over so as to solicit a response. I call the second category photo acting because it can be recreated over and over.
01/05/2009 07:44:42 PM
i honestly couldnt find some thing i didnt like with this picture. this is just fantastical
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01/05/2009 12:39:38 AM
Hahaha, truly unique.
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01/04/2009 05:51:43 PM
roflmao!, wow thats just like my bestfriend
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01/04/2009 05:16:15 PM
10 for concept, 10 for processing, 10 for quality of shot. I give you a 5

just kidding, 10
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01/04/2009 02:25:05 PM
Wonderful :) 10 from me :)
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01/04/2009 03:25:18 AM
I like your idea. Good luck!
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01/03/2009 11:30:53 AM
Great! lol Has to take the blue... best by a mile!!!! 10
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01/03/2009 06:31:05 AM
hope this gets the BLUE...10 from me
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01/03/2009 05:30:53 AM
Very funny and very cute.
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01/03/2009 01:38:55 AM
Creative, original and hilarious!!!
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01/03/2009 12:21:48 AM
10 from me.

Top shot, interesting, well posed, well crafted, and nicely affected ( i mean post-processed)!
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01/02/2009 11:31:28 PM
LOL Love the title. Great idea and different. Artsy. 9
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01/02/2009 10:48:51 PM
awesome!! 10
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01/02/2009 09:22:03 PM
lol i love this. very very well done, the editing is excellent. did you burn his face in photoshop or with makeup? looks great. egads this is definetly one of my favs in this challenge. hope others are liking it-9
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01/02/2009 09:02:44 PM
This is great
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01/02/2009 07:41:14 PM
Awesome. Very creative approach and perfect execution. Ribbon.
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01/02/2009 06:22:00 PM
Oh I do hope this one ends up on the front page! Well done!
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01/02/2009 03:45:44 PM
What wonderfully creative shot. congrats on your ribbon!
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01/02/2009 12:54:11 PM
Great imagination. Terrific execution.
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01/02/2009 10:46:10 AM
Awesome! I love it. Think this is the Blue. It's Blue in my book.
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01/02/2009 07:48:00 AM
HAAAHAHHAHHA. GREAT!
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01/02/2009 07:28:32 AM
nice work
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01/02/2009 06:58:54 AM
A very talented way to meet the challenge with something else. Actually, this is much better than the 40 real fireworks seen so far. Expression, light, idea...everything's perfect. Fav.
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01/02/2009 06:40:56 AM
Now this is something different! I can smell the sulphur.
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01/02/2009 06:10:46 AM
Love the setup, Hope the voters are not too harsh. 8
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01/02/2009 01:16:05 AM
great idea. but you should have burned a few holes in shirt too. either way it works. nice job.
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