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Sulphuretted Peroxide Strikables
Sulphuretted Peroxide Strikables

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Earth
Date: Nov 17, 2002
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.6 Sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2002

In 1827, an English pharmacist named John Walker produced his "sulphuretted peroxide strikables," Now we dont have to carry around two big rocks!!

Place: 37 out of 179
Avg (all users): 5.6975
Avg (commenters): 6.7895
Avg (participants): 5.6457
Avg (non-participants): 5.7403
Views since voting: 1188
Votes: 281
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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11/25/2002 02:44:00 PM
For the few that was currious how this shot was done, and what the blue is.. well here it is.. basicly I took a blue bowl from the kitchen lite the match, dropped the match book into the center of the bowl and took a few macros.... other than that the rest is just my vision of art so thats why the corners are cut off... ok well thats it..
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2002 05:24:00 PM
Good composition, great colors. Nice job! Grayce
11/23/2002 08:41:00 PM
great shot and composition..I like the cool look to it eventhough the match is definately hot.
11/22/2002 09:20:00 PM
Neat photo. Excellent job on the exposure to say the least.
11/21/2002 05:02:00 AM
First thing I noticed about this picture was that the matchbok was cut off at top and bottom. The second thing I noticed was the cool blue colors. I'm not sure what the stuff in the background is. If it's removable I would've taken it out. I like the way the highlight of the flame looks on the cover of the matchbook. With minor improvements regarding background and framing, this could be a really cool shot. - Inspzil
11/20/2002 03:25:00 PM
Striking photo! (*get it? :) Well taken, good timing. 9 Swash
11/20/2002 03:09:00 AM
Very cool. 9
11/20/2002 12:29:00 AM
Intresting picture. Speed up the shutter a little to get a great flame.
11/19/2002 10:23:00 PM
Interesting take on the topic. The swirly background almost frames the matches, but is not too distracting. Nice idea!
11/19/2002 04:49:00 PM
I love the subject. I love the color. I love the title. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with b--- s---. Is that all the matches it took to get the timing right? I'd a used books. I love it truly. Great techs, in my opinion. In my opinion we needed this interruption in all the seriousness and to laugh. Thanks for the laugh. I thank you. PTL After going through all of them and coming back to this you really do deserve 2 more points up to a 10. Great job well done.
11/19/2002 11:41:00 AM
Very striking photo. Ha! It really grabs your eye.
11/18/2002 11:54:00 PM
I like this one... I am wondering if just a slightly shorter shutter speed would let us see more of the match head... that might be kinda cool too.. great focus
11/18/2002 11:11:00 PM
Is the Butcher Shop Restaurant any good? =)
11/18/2002 08:58:00 PM
Ah. The Butcher Shop Steak House. Wonder if I've eaten there? Haven't lived in San Diego for over ten years. (I confess. I needed Google to figure the name out.) Interesting shot in any case.
11/18/2002 08:42:00 PM
Cute shot. Funky background. Jacko. 7
11/18/2002 08:32:00 PM
Very pretty colors, overall nice photo.
11/18/2002 06:37:00 PM
Very cool, but you should have used an nicer looking book of matches.
11/18/2002 06:17:00 PM
Nice colour(s)! I like it. Good composition. Maybe a little "hard" for my taste but that is probably what you intended - overcontrasted. Could have been great in B&W, Great anyhow. High score from me. /carsten
11/18/2002 03:47:00 PM
is this an advertisement for your business? :) LOL.
Great idea, good title. I find myself wondering what the background is.
11/18/2002 12:08:00 PM
Very nice picture! Also has a very interesting title. =-) I like the blue, just wish there the flame was more orange. 9/10
11/18/2002 08:09:00 AM
Turn the matches a little to either side so you dont crop out the extremities.

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