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Challenge: Lucky (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2009

I started off using the two dice on a reflecting surface which looked fine but pretty boring on their own. I said to my husband "I need fire". He bravely nodded and asked if I needed any help. I didn't ;-)
Used lighter fuel for the flames and completely burned the first two dice. The plastic really stank. If you look closely, you can see one of the dice in the photo is also turning brown at the front. Lucky I had six dice.
I wanted a LOT of fire behind the dice and it took many tries. Lighter fuel stinks too.
Used my two flashes for lighting, one at each side.
Had to send in the original to be verified during voting which surprised me.
Thanks loads for the comments and the score.
I have to tell you something: I originally intended entering Unlucky and did this for it
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(it's my hand in the sink).
My husband was appalled and said it was completely macabre. He felt so strongly about it, I decided to try something else. I’m glad now that I did.
Thanks so much for the ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.7733
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.7317
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 6383
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 225
Comments: 44
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/17/2009 11:10:44 AM
I want to be just like you when I grow up.
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01/18/2009 12:33:46 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

Did this totally ruin the plexi?
Debbi

It was a sheet of glass but it definitely looked the worse for wear afterwards.
01/18/2009 10:51:38 AM
Did this totally ruin the plexi?
Debbi
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01/17/2009 06:40:03 PM
Its like I can't wait to see your next shot, you never dissapoint me an excellent image as usual.
Congratulations Irene.
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01/15/2009 11:23:26 PM
Awesome shot! Congrats!!
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01/15/2009 10:07:13 PM
another hint when using fire...mix half rubbing alcohol and half water...burns without burning the surface. for real! try it with a tissue.

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 22:07:37.
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01/15/2009 06:13:00 PM
woww nice shot! One of my Fav!
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01/14/2009 08:52:47 PM
... You are my macro heroine!
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01/14/2009 07:00:35 PM
Wow.... A ribbon... where are you gonna put this one?.. LOL
Grats girl, keep setting the standards here at DPC
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01/14/2009 06:04:56 PM
Fabulous work as always You Rock girl
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01/14/2009 12:19:57 PM
Originally posted by Fetor:

hey a hint for the next time you use fire in your photos. Cologne burns blue/green and smells a lot better. Congrats on another blue ribbon

Thanks, Cory. I'll give it a try.
01/14/2009 12:18:10 PM
hey a hint for the next time you use fire in your photos. Cologne burns blue/green and smells a lot better. Congrats on another blue ribbon
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01/14/2009 11:34:09 AM
Oops, you did it again! :) Congrats, Irene! (but I like your other - noir - shot even more)
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01/14/2009 10:45:53 AM
Originally posted by Quigley:



All the best to you and yours.

MAX!

Thaks Max! All the best to you and your family too.

For 21.gif justamistere
What's outside? ;-))

For 21.gif AlexSaberi
It's a sheet of dark tinted glass
01/14/2009 10:44:32 AM
There goes Irene, trying to set the house on fire again! You have a very tolerant hubby. Congrats!
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01/14/2009 10:17:08 AM
This is MUCH better than the outtake... Trust your brave hubby! :) Congrats!
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01/14/2009 09:36:03 AM
and again... congrats. What is the surface the dice and fire is on?
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01/14/2009 09:16:09 AM
Congratulations, Irene. Well done!
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01/14/2009 09:10:05 AM
Hot shot!
Well at least you didn't burn down the house or your village.
Was it done indoors or outside?
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01/14/2009 08:49:55 AM
OK you, CONGRATULATIONS on your 40th ribbon and now that you have twice as many ribbons as your age don't you think it's time to let someone else get a few?

WOW 40 ribbons you must be grinning like a fool right now.

I do hope to see many more ribbons come your way and I do wish you all the best. You have so much talent and I'm glad your sharing it with us.

Thank you Irene for all the wonderful images you have given us over the years :)

All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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01/14/2009 06:23:20 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

You're a maniac. I love the bit about your husband wondering if you needed help then most likely quietly backing away and standing by (out of your view) with the fire extinguisher, just in case! Beautifully lit and shot as always - you do seem to have such fun thinking these things up then executing them, and I really appreciate the fact you share your process with us. (And you made Ken happy - fire!!!)

LOL! If Ken's happy, I am too!
01/14/2009 05:54:04 AM
Really cool shot Irene! Congrats!
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01/14/2009 05:52:32 AM
Pretty cool! Congrats on another ribbon ;)
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01/14/2009 03:55:37 AM
Cool shot Irene. :)
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01/14/2009 03:50:27 AM
You're a maniac. I love the bit about your husband wondering if you needed help then most likely quietly backing away and standing by (out of your view) with the fire extinguisher, just in case! Beautifully lit and shot as always - you do seem to have such fun thinking these things up then executing them, and I really appreciate the fact you share your process with us. (And you made Ken happy - fire!!!)
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01/14/2009 02:43:13 AM
Mmmmmm Fire... :) Way to go Ireneeeeeee!
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01/14/2009 02:25:41 AM
another excellent entry .. imaginative and photographically perfecto .. !!
CONGRATS ON ANOTHER RIBBON .. you're on fire .. !!.. lol .. :)
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01/14/2009 02:03:07 AM
Excellent Irene.
Congratulations on yet another blue!
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01/14/2009 01:29:45 AM
Nice!! Congrats!!!!
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01/14/2009 12:15:06 AM
ahem!! I need to catch up... Congrats!!! brilliant shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2009 05:43:38 PM
Nice reflection!
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01/12/2009 07:19:23 PM
In my eyes, one of the top 3 submitted. Very simple idea and composition, but expertly envisioned.
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01/12/2009 03:41:20 PM
Pretty damn cool, not much else to say. Nice capture!
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01/12/2009 11:40:28 AM
the fire looks fake to me
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01/11/2009 01:11:59 PM
The flames add impact to this, make it stand out from the crowd.
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01/10/2009 08:51:50 PM
Wow! 10
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01/10/2009 04:46:27 AM
NICE COMPOSITION
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01/09/2009 11:23:30 PM
of all the dice photos, this one really stands out.
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01/08/2009 09:54:55 PM
Nice clear shot with good lighting. Good composition and reflections.
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01/08/2009 02:09:00 PM
Great concept and execution. The whole thing works for me, maybe just cropped a little tighter on the right - that empty black space seems sudden and awkward.
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01/07/2009 10:45:13 PM
shame the reflection of the dice on the right is much darker than that on the left. Everything else about this is very good. 8
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01/07/2009 10:43:03 PM
I really like this - the focus, reflection, composition, color.
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01/07/2009 03:57:47 AM
I really like this shot especially what appears to be a liquid ripple at the base of the right hand dice.
If you are able would you PM me please to let me kmow if you used a flash as I'm struggling to capture flame and you've done a great job here.
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01/07/2009 12:37:05 AM
i like the composition of this a lot!
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