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Mister Sparkler
2nd PlaceMister Sparkler
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Challenge: Single Light Source IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Bohus Malmön. Sweden
Date: Jan 19, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 173 sek
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2012

Painted him in that pose with sparklers for 173 sek at the coast. I was not 100% happy with this one and wanted to try again but we where getting to much attention and when the second car was driving to us off road in the night to check on the sparkler light, we desided to quit so no more people would get worried ;).

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.0234
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.9348
Avg (non-participants): 7.0732
Views since voting: 3678
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 128
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/01/2012 09:18:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: This is such a great use of a single light source, but the choice of model, pose and location really makes it an outstanding image. Glad to see your creativity was rewarded with a ribbon! :-)

Artistic: It's always tough to critique images that have ribboned. Love the dynamic pose esp on the edge of a cliff, in the dark...guess you and your model knew the surrounding area well as you'd have been painting him with sparklers. The hoodie/mask? adds an air of mystery to him too.

Technical: Aha! Finally I found something to pick apart - I do feel that there is too much negative space to the right. But otherwise I am at a loss.

Overall: Again this is just such a great example of what I'm always telling noobs to do - concentrate on taking a good pic and don't worry about the pp. Because this image is just perfect for illustrating the KISS principle. I take it from your comments that you were on DPC before and are returning. If that is the case, please stay!!

Feel free to PM me,

Susan
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02/01/2012 07:54:11 AM
I see what you did there.. clever mojo. My fave.
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02/01/2012 02:35:42 AM
This photo is sick. Love it.
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01/30/2012 06:30:57 PM
Very cool! Congrats!
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01/28/2012 12:47:00 PM
"Use a single, artificial light source to dramatically light the subject of your choice" Think i did that literally ;) Thank you all for the good comments and votes. Nice to be back here :)
01/28/2012 12:06:12 PM
I love outside the box. this made me smile with the thought of the challenge as a 'single light' shot.
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01/27/2012 06:11:11 PM
Congratulations nice image
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01/27/2012 11:18:06 AM
Fabulous!
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01/27/2012 11:00:23 AM
Love it, Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/27/2012 10:46:14 AM
brilliant work!
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01/27/2012 08:57:52 AM
WELL DONE!!! This is a fabulous image and was a 10 from me. Brilliant shot indeed teammate!!
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01/27/2012 06:27:03 AM
Very cool! (hot?)

Well done -- congrats on the red!
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01/27/2012 04:47:40 AM
Love that positioning, extremely well done, congratulations.
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01/27/2012 03:25:57 AM
I'm glad for your effort! Congrats.
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01/27/2012 03:04:06 AM
like the pose - congrats
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01/27/2012 02:47:20 AM
Very well executed! Congrats on the red!!
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01/27/2012 01:14:14 AM
Very creative and excellent result! Congrats and welcome back!
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01/27/2012 12:10:54 AM
Seriously fabulous image. Congrats on the ribbon. Thought this might edge me out!
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01/27/2012 12:06:23 AM
Incredibly creative idea, well executed. Congrats on achieving your vision, the ribbon, and a new entry for your row of top-scoring photos!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2012 11:45:46 PM
Everyone I guess is wondering how was this done. Very spectacular effect. You might though get a lot of: How is this one source with so many sparks? 8
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01/25/2012 12:26:55 PM
wow! Marvelous!!!! Fav.
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01/24/2012 11:03:03 PM
great take on a classic technique
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01/24/2012 12:23:39 PM
This has to win a ribbon! Truly remarkable shot.
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01/23/2012 04:06:32 PM
wow++ great
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01/23/2012 02:22:20 PM
I believe I am going to need detailed instructions with diagrams so I can see how this was done. Very impressive both technically and artistically
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01/23/2012 06:45:48 AM
Superb.
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01/22/2012 07:23:57 PM
Clever
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01/22/2012 02:53:50 PM
okay... that is cool ... hopefully you will also have a description on how you did this.
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01/21/2012 12:19:51 PM
I've been racking my brain trying to work out how you've done this. I was initially thinking a quick flash then a long exposure... or did you have an assistant by any chance? ;)
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01/20/2012 08:42:46 PM
OMG!!! That is too cool for words! I sure hope you're not getting any "that's more than one light source" comments!!! Fabulous. Perhaps not quite so much negative space.
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01/20/2012 05:05:33 PM
nifty
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01/20/2012 04:59:31 PM
That's very well posed and made (or you actually decided that self combustion was well worth the glory, hope not :). Very good choice of location.
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01/20/2012 04:05:56 PM
Creative and worthy of the challenge...9
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01/20/2012 03:44:27 PM
Creative idea and great pose.
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01/20/2012 11:28:20 AM
Not sure how you did this? but it looks very good.
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01/20/2012 08:58:34 AM
Now this is just awesome, both photographically, and for effort.
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01/20/2012 08:04:36 AM
Very cool!! Quite unique, not seen this before. Be interested to hear how you did this, hope you've posted notes in the description box! Top 3.
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