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Quit Smoking

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Challenge: New Year's Resolution IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jan 10, 2012
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2012

I don't do New Year's resolutions, so I figured quit smoking would be a good one for someone who actually smokes.

Place: 24 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.0763
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.4412
Avg (non-participants): 6.2990
Views since voting: 465
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 131
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 02:27:14 PM
That's some wicked smoke. You've done a great job lighting that smoke to bring out all of it's whirly whimsy. Unfortunately, and I'm sure you noticed, you blew out the detail on the match.

I'm not sure what your lighting setup was, but it may have been possible to shield the match from some of that light by putting an object between it and the light source. I'm not saying it would be necessarily easy to shadow just the stick without shadowing the smoke or the tip of the match, but I think it's doable.

The composition is a decent and fairly natural choice. I also like the black and white with just a wee bit of an orange burst. The sharpness seems to fallen a bit behind the match and landed on the smoke. One could argue that the smoke is the intended focus though, especially given your title.
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01/20/2012 02:24:48 PM
Like the effect of the smoke and nice focus on the match.
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01/18/2012 10:56:13 PM
a-HA! HERE is an image that profits from putting the subject dead-center! I'm having a hard time deciding if I like the blown-out highlight of the matchstick, but I love everything else. eh, perhaps just a bit too harsh
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01/18/2012 06:38:28 AM
Care to share how you capture the smoke? it's very nice!
(BTW - I was smoking for about 5-6 years, 25~ per day. stopped quickly with "the easy way to stop smoking" book ;) )
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01/17/2012 09:25:19 PM
This is a wonderful shot. My only suggestion would be to crop one side so that the match was not so centered.
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01/17/2012 08:23:53 PM
Love the composition...feel like a smoking cigarette as opposed to the (overblown) match would've struck a chord much deeper.
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01/16/2012 01:08:46 AM
Well I wanted to try this but don't have a smoker to light the ciggie. Well, I could not find a ciggie in the first place. We're all quitters! Wonderful shot and hope it ribbons.
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01/16/2012 01:01:56 AM
You don't smoke! So I guess you accomplished your goal. :) Congratulations. Way to raise the bar!
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