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Hot Pixel Blues
Hot Pixel Blues

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: The patio
Date: Nov 27, 2002
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/9
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2002

A propane burner shot that let me know my camera has a hot pixel.

Place: 113 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.1138
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.2828
Views since voting: 1081
Votes: 246
Comments: 14
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04/16/2006 07:22:47 AM
07/11/2005 09:40:56 PM
Originally posted by Aphroditebaby:

how do you black everything out around your subject in both the burner and the globe picture?

In both cases, it was nighttime. For the burner, I took the picture outside. For the globe picture I turned out the lights. I may have used a black cloth as a background (I think I did) but it's been some time since I took that picture, and I'm not sure about that, but I'm pretty sure I did.

I went to a store with cloth (yardage store?) and found some black material. I tried to get the flattest, blackest material they had.

Generally, I use the black material to mask anything distracting in the background.

That's about it.
07/11/2005 08:48:10 PM
how do you black everything out around your subject in both the burner and the globe picture?
12/11/2002 04:48:57 AM
"Critique Club Comment"

COMPOSITION- Very nicely shot. You have some great detail on the flames and the middle part of the burner. I like the blue on the black. I wonder how you could have cropped our done something a little different with where the burner is. I think that it would look a little better not in the center.

BACKGROUND- The black works great with the low light of the blue burner. The hot pixel isn't fun to have.

CAMERA WORK- DOF is good. Sharpness is a little soft. The aperature and shutter speed are great. It's not under or overexposed.

DIGITAL PROCESSING- The post work is good. No artifacts from compression. I wonder if you could have sharpened it a little. Contrast and brightness are good.

MY OPINION- This was my favorite of the burners this week. Sorry about the pixel. I just found out my camera has two. I don't know what to do, if that's under warranty or what. Great job on the shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 11:07:51 PM
the centrally-based composition hurts this. i woulda tried a different crop or two, changing the position of the flame in the shot. 6
12/05/2002 10:18:35 PM
Needs focus. Hurts the eyes as is. PTL 3
12/03/2002 04:46:00 AM
I like this the best of all the blue flame photos submitted. The focal point and the angle really make this photo work for you. The composition is ok, but not as bad as the others
12/03/2002 04:04:00 AM
great blues.... one of bests....=)
12/02/2002 08:06:00 PM
Nice effect. Really warm feeling. jacko 7
12/02/2002 04:21:00 PM
Third one I've seen so far. I tried this also but I couldn't make the flames blue enough so...
12/02/2002 05:22:00 AM
Seems like a bit of camera shake.
12/02/2002 01:55:00 AM
oh man that really sucks. Im sorry. byetko.
12/02/2002 01:00:00 AM
Nice shot.
12/02/2002 12:25:00 AM
This was one of the things I tried to shoot as well, it didn't come out as clearly as this... nice job with catching the flames! Good luck!

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