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Challenge: 1970s (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: In our cellar
Date: Feb 21, 2005
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2005

* Photo copy of South East Asia map onto photo paper.
* Sprinkle with Cigarette lighter liquid and set alight.
* Camera with 200mm lens approx 3 meters from "fire"

It is actually far less dangerous than it looks.

This was the 4th attempt as the flames were initially far to white.
I then directed a lot of lights onto the map, which allowed me to use a faster shutter speed and also to close the lens slightly. I had to use ISO 100 as 400 was giving me a lot of "noise".

I hope you enjoy it

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.3531
Avg (commenters): 6.6522
Avg (participants): 5.0430
Avg (non-participants): 5.4636
Views since voting: 946
Views during voting: 598
Votes: 354
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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03/07/2005 12:00:12 PM
For the record this was one of my persoanl top 3 picks. It is a great technical shot and certainly fits the theme for the challenge. Keep up the great work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2005 07:40:00 PM
Great job; but the red border is loud and distracting.
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03/01/2005 02:44:57 PM
I'm not crazy about the border. It distracts from the main image.
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03/01/2005 02:33:52 PM
i am not sure were i am, but... i still dont know were i am :S orry
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02/28/2005 06:00:08 AM
Great idea!
Although I find the border distracting and it seems it's not the map that burns and not even some alcohol on it. Would have been much more real.
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02/27/2005 01:14:00 PM
Great idea , great message and a great shot.
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02/27/2005 02:39:35 AM
I find your picture to portray the political and protest of the early 70's. Very nice effect, with good color, focus and focal point. I find the border a bit large and distracting IMO. Still good photograph. 7
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02/26/2005 11:39:11 PM
Original idea and very nice effect. I wonder how you did that... However, I think the red border is too large and too red! This would be much better with a more discrete one.
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02/26/2005 07:31:46 PM
Brillant idea, super execution, well done. 10
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02/25/2005 01:07:26 PM
Sorry dude, terrible border. Like..really bad. It's a cool shot, though..original.
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02/24/2005 09:25:09 AM
Because we bailed the French's asses again, and got stuck in their mire.
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02/24/2005 08:41:30 AM
Great idea. Tell us, did you destroy this map to make the photo, or was there an intervening surface?
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02/24/2005 07:51:34 AM
very nice idea. Well executed.
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02/23/2005 11:52:18 PM
This is a very poweful statement to those of us old enough to remember the sacrifices made by our brothers... but it may be lost on several DPC members. I really do like this and it is to date my favorite. I am certain I will be back to upgrade the score once I have completed viewing all the submissions.
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02/23/2005 08:52:26 PM
Ugh - the border is awful! the idea is good.
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02/23/2005 07:28:17 PM
Great idea. Border is a little much for the photo, but probably not for the 70s theme. 8
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02/23/2005 05:23:46 PM
Reminds me of TV programme Bonanza. that was the 60's? How did you do this? 6
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02/23/2005 02:44:09 PM
This is sweet. When I first looked at this, I wasn't so crazy about the red and black border, but it really adds to the theme. Good work.
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02/23/2005 02:33:15 PM
I like the idea and it's a well-exposed capture of the fire
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02/23/2005 01:10:47 PM
Great concept and very well done. You could have titled this one "Hue" and that would have worked too.
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02/23/2005 12:35:42 PM
not bad. not crazy about the boarder, but a good shot nonetheless. 7
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02/23/2005 10:05:27 AM
Red lines can distort the main sense of the photo. Maybe thinner...
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02/23/2005 09:10:19 AM
Red border is way too much...creative image though..
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02/23/2005 08:49:02 AM
Nice idea, good composition, I am a bit ambiguous about the red border. (9)
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02/23/2005 07:44:30 AM
Easily the strongest of all the 'protest' images, well done -9
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02/23/2005 02:44:46 AM
This red framing really takes away from the fire effect. My eyes go back to it all the time. Other than that, you nailed the challenge and very good capture of the flames... this is hard to do right. 7.
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