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Burning Rubber
Burning Rubber

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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Studio
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 79 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

The skate was suspended from a fishing line that was cloned out in PP. Set camera on bulb with rear synch flash. I locked the shutter release in darkness with a red filter attached to the lens. Then I walked around the camera and strobes trying not to knock anything over. Waved a long grill lighter under heal for the red flame. Went back to the camera and removed the red filter. Back to skate and walked away from the camera drawing a large S-shape on floor with the lighter. Back to the skate and set small wad of paper on fire just behind skate. Back to camera to unlock shutter release and the 3 strobes fired. Many, many takes with different setups and the most exercise I've gotten from an indoor photography shot. It was a great learning experience for me. Thanks for all the comments.

Place: 20 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.0116
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.8052
Avg (non-participants): 6.1789
Views since voting: 1200
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 172
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/02/2010 10:38:09 PM
Wow, quite the effort in the dark. Reminds me of some of my shoots. :) Thanks for sharing the story and congrats on top 20!
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03/01/2010 09:39:57 PM
Well, I thought you did it with lighter fluid on a cement floor.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 11:14:03 PM
Very creative, leads the eye perfectly through the frame.
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02/28/2010 02:42:26 PM
what a great idea...can't wait to see if you did it like i think
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02/26/2010 01:39:44 PM
Nice idea.
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02/25/2010 01:46:44 PM
good image
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02/24/2010 09:00:23 PM
Great style and imagination. It works!
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02/24/2010 08:52:57 PM
very creative!
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02/23/2010 08:38:27 PM
good idea lifts the shot of mundane object
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02/23/2010 12:36:28 AM
only one shoe, and more about the fire really...
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02/22/2010 10:53:05 PM
nicely setup
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02/22/2010 09:46:09 PM
Need a bit more light on the skate but this is still prety cool. I'll be interested in seeing how this was done.
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02/22/2010 01:25:27 PM
Talking about an effect :) *10*
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02/22/2010 11:44:59 AM
Really creative photo. Would like to see the roller blade just a bit brighter to contrast the background more. This would be interesting on a sheet of black plastic, make sure you have your fire extinguisher !!!
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02/22/2010 09:37:00 AM
Well though out and lots of preparation to pull this off I'm sure. If there was a leg in the boot it might have been even better.
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02/22/2010 12:44:15 AM
Intriguing technique !! can't wait to learn how you did it.
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