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King Flame's Court

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Challenge: Before and After (Classic Editing)
Collection: art/abstract
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: studio
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

200 takes to get this just right shot .. combination strobes and candle light. the wb is set to 3000K, rendering the light of the strobes deep blue but preserving the quality of the candle's flame

Place: 10 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.4286
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.4314
Avg (non-participants): 6.4255
Views since voting: 1784
Votes: 98
Comments: 12
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/11/2003 03:34:17 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
To my eye the composition of this image is very good the only thing that I would have liked to have tried would have been to place the burnt match slightly lower in the frame.

Background: This would not have been as effective against any other colour background.
Camera work: Good, colours correctly exposed, the smoke leading the eye from one point of interest to the other. May be a little more light on the burnt match.
Digital processing: Not intrusive or overworked!
My Opinion!
What more can I say but congratulations on producing an imaginative and well shot image that fits the challenge exactly.
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02/10/2003 11:15:23 AM
True, great minds do think alike. :) Congrats on your placement.
Great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 05:05:36 PM
This is one of my favorites of the challenge. Focus is good. I love the color tonalities on the picture. I don't quite like the blue border, maybe it's better with the black one by itself. But it doesn't detract from the picture for me. Good luck!
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02/08/2003 09:32:17 AM
This is beautiful. I can't fault it. I especially love the blue theme, a colour that shows off the smoke so beautifully and compliments the carbon on the burnt match. Perfect composition. 10 from me.
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02/07/2003 03:20:55 PM
awesome. i like the smoke leading my eye diagonally through the photo, right to the still burning flame on the match on the left. your colors on the flame and the smoke are very well, the unburned part of the matches is a little darker than i would like, but since they don't play a big role in this, that doesn't really matter too much. the frame works very well here, too, both in color and composition. i probably would've made the blue/purple line a pixel thinner and the black part a pixel wider, but that's purely personal taste. what you have is fine.
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02/05/2003 12:11:35 PM
This one seems to show the true before and after along with being eye appealing.
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02/04/2003 08:28:59 PM
Nicely done. The smoke adds a measure of motion....good!
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02/04/2003 02:11:15 PM
Good idea. I like the framing of the matches and lighting. Nice shot - Inspzil
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02/04/2003 11:45:22 AM
Really nice shot, deep colors and meets the challenge theme perfectly! Love it!
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02/03/2003 02:09:58 PM
Needs just a hair more light, so the burnt match shows up a little better. Other than that, this is a really neat photo. I especially like the swirl of smoke between the two matches. Great addition.
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02/03/2003 02:01:06 AM
This is Great photo love the colour this is my winner well done-10
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02/03/2003 01:02:53 AM
great color!
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