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Challenge: Smoke (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Date: Sep 12, 2004
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125th sec
Galleries: Still Life, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.2921
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.9688
Avg (non-participants): 7.4420
Views since voting: 3850
Views during voting: 546
Votes: 202
Comments: 42
Favorites: 14 (view)


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01/01/2005 07:46:25 AM
A superb technical photo. Still photography reveals much about nature to me. It is especially good to see here in a moment how particles and heat move. I never get tired of looking at this shot.
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11/04/2004 09:36:50 AM
After seeing the wagging finger in Kiwi's original, I looked more closely here for fun details hidden in the smoke. In yours I see a face - upper left. Do you see it?
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09/23/2004 01:31:28 PM
I like it...also my number 1.
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09/21/2004 10:53:57 PM
Congrats on the personal best Bongo! While you just missed a ribbon, you can be proud that you topped the 7 mark AND scored the 10th highest rated photo ever taken with the Canon Rebel.
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09/21/2004 09:25:50 AM
This is number 1 to me. Great shot...
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09/21/2004 03:12:58 AM
Great title and stunning shot - WOW!

A smoke jellyfish of sorts...

Congrats Randy!
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09/20/2004 09:41:26 AM
Believe me when I say this, as I have the UTMOST respect for kiwiness and his photography, but I am really shocked this did not get the blue instead... the shape, form, and depth of this one is just astounding. What a crime that you didn't get your 2nd ribbon... but that's just me bellyaching about it. It's a beautiful image! :o)
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09/20/2004 09:22:01 AM
Congrats on 4th place! I hope you submitted for stop motion, and I hope you will win a ribbon and enter Masters! Good luck!
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09/20/2004 02:54:39 AM
It a lot of fun to do isn't it :) I was wondering if anyone else would be doing the same kind of shot, actually I was surprised there was only one other person... Congrats on the greeny :)
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09/20/2004 02:03:13 AM
Congrats on 4th place, a well done tribute...
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09/20/2004 01:14:17 AM
Who had the audacity to copy Kiwinesses idea?

I did.
This is a tribute shot to an excellent photographer whom I admire and aspire to achieve his level of expertise.
I loved "Fingering Ghost" and had always wanted to try a similar shot. Along came the Smoke Challenge which proved to be an excellent opportunity. Tried different things...lighting etc...and loved this one.
What a wonderful learning experience and I am so pleased with the result.

Thank you Gary, (Kiwiness) you should take pride in knowing you inspire others. Your inspiration took me to a new level....I broke the 7.00 score barrier!
09/20/2004 12:17:06 AM
Looks a bit like Kiwiness's shot, well done on the green ribbon.
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09/20/2004 12:09:39 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing with this silky and twirling study. I am deeply impressed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2004 11:01:22 PM
Wow this alsmost looks like glass, wish I could see the source though. Possily cropping it a bit closer to make the plume more dramatic.
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09/19/2004 11:02:32 AM
Wow
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09/17/2004 06:47:02 PM
in my opinion this is the best of the best of this challenge...i love everything about it...clear, great colors and sharp...it almost looks like a sea plant floating in the tide...9
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09/17/2004 02:19:48 PM
Really Cool
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09/16/2004 09:33:06 PM
Great job 10
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09/16/2004 09:20:31 PM
Wow! This has a very interesting look to it. It almost looks more like plastic than smoke. Super job!

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09/16/2004 07:02:33 PM
This is by far the most beautiful and provocative entry in the challenge, IMHO. The lighting is superb, the composition is appealing, the exposure is perfect... all I can say is that this shot ROCKS!!!!
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09/16/2004 05:04:44 PM
Beautiful and sensual smoke pattern. The orangy area at the bottom is really effective. Dark background perfect.
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09/16/2004 02:05:30 PM
been seen before (kiwiness did a great one of this), but still very impressive. 10
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09/16/2004 01:38:26 PM
very well done. i like how you hid the source and lit it like a mushroom cloud.
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09/16/2004 01:07:03 AM
Very nice... Is this Kiwiness?
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09/16/2004 12:50:17 AM
You and "Bulb Burner" must have collaberated! :-) How could two such similar and fantastically beautiful images have ended up in one challenge? It makes it so hard on those of us who pride themselves in being able to discern differentiating and distinctive details between comparables in rating images. I hate to give multiple 10s because I want to pick out the very best one each time and give it the top score. It's hard to comprehend that there are multiple images EACH deserving of a 10 or even higher.
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09/15/2004 07:22:23 PM
Wow this is awesome.
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09/15/2004 05:50:28 PM
Love it, sharp yet smooth and perfectly fits the challenge :) I have this down for a ribbon and would love to know how you created this effect.
On the web I think you have the right crop to show the detail in the smoke, as a print I'd like to see a little more space on the sides and top
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09/14/2004 06:55:33 AM
Looks to be inspired by the Kiwiness
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09/14/2004 06:19:31 AM
very good shot
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09/14/2004 01:32:07 AM
Like a medusa ! I like it ! Creative and excellent ! Congratulations !!!
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09/13/2004 10:42:31 PM
This has the feel of liquid rather than smoke... I love the colors and the undulating shapes. Way cool.
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09/13/2004 06:33:32 PM
I like the lighting. I really loved the first time I saw this concept in kiwiness's portfolio. The execution is perfect here.
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09/13/2004 05:51:21 PM
This is art. The colors are amazing, as is the shape of the smoke. 1 of my 2 tens. Good luck!
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09/13/2004 02:28:40 PM
pretty colors, very nicely done!
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09/13/2004 12:52:37 PM
Winner! Awesome capture!
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09/13/2004 12:38:42 PM
That is really neat looking......
How did you do it?
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09/13/2004 11:54:50 AM
10 - the most detailled capture of smoke so far and good composition.
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09/13/2004 05:32:41 AM
Quite beautiful. Broken lightbulb?
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09/13/2004 04:40:37 AM
Very like one of Kiwiness's shots, though the lighting is poorer here. That front flash is rather strong - and rather harsh; use of a reflector might have softened that light a touch, to remove those hard shadows.
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09/13/2004 04:12:20 AM
lightbulb? looks very alike kiwiness's finger ghost
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09/13/2004 01:25:56 AM
That is really something! I haven't seen a 'solid' smoke like this! How did you do that?! 10.
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09/13/2004 12:13:47 AM
so far this is the best of these types of inverted (im guessing) smoke shots on this challenge.
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