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Challenge: Five (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: santa clara ,ca
Date: May 5, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2005

Photo taken around 11:20pm on May 4th, PDT

I cropped 50% of the frame to get this. I had my camera set for more smoke in the frame, but I like this crop better. Used curves for contrast enhancement and color-balance layer for a blue cast and another blue photo-filter. resized and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 182
Avg (all users): 7.3874
Avg (commenters): 8.3103
Avg (participants): 7.0833
Avg (non-participants): 7.6947
Views since voting: 14516
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 191
Comments: 60
Favorites: 83 (view)


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06/12/2005 12:05:29 AM
What a great take on the challenge subject. Really interesting!!
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05/29/2005 10:33:21 PM
great image!
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05/14/2005 02:33:46 PM
Congratulations Again!! This time a Blue! Wonderful work and one of my ribbon picks, knew there would be more ribbons for you, didn't know it would be so soon!
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05/14/2005 12:10:48 PM
Excellent work here! I love the whole shot (cropped it well) and the title is fabulous.

Message edited by author 2005-05-14 12:11:49.
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05/14/2005 10:32:51 AM
Congrats on the blue! Very nice :)
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05/14/2005 09:42:44 AM
Beautiful, very nicely presented....good job
congrats on the blue
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05/14/2005 09:02:08 AM
this is an awesome shot - i loved the tones and the capture of the smoke .. the DOF is done very well - great job!
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05/14/2005 05:35:58 AM
how good is this shot. Fantastic
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05/14/2005 04:31:29 AM
Nice image Congrats on your blue ribbon
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05/14/2005 03:50:50 AM
nice
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05/14/2005 02:55:18 AM
Congratulations !
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05/14/2005 02:39:21 AM
must admit it's brilliant ! Congrats ! :-)
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05/14/2005 02:27:40 AM
congrats on the blue! so _now_ what's the goals for 2005?
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05/14/2005 02:04:39 AM
Congratulations for two ribbons in a week....
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05/14/2005 02:03:37 AM
I guess I should have put some kind of disclaimer in my note about the composition!! Hey, what do I know? Congratulations on your ribbon! :)
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05/14/2005 01:33:45 AM
Simply Amazing!
Congrats...
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05/14/2005 12:43:54 AM
Congratulations on your well earned blue with this dazzling group of sulphur.
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05/14/2005 12:42:34 AM
Fantastic! I wonder how many people (like me) scored this high on nostalgia value alone, echoing as it does the much-discussed color-switched red, green, blue smoke image? Congrats and blue and 2 in a week.
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05/14/2005 12:35:47 AM
Two ribbons right in a row! Congratulations and VERY well deserved!!!

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05/14/2005 12:19:42 AM
Congratulations!
Yet another (revised) goal achieved!
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05/14/2005 12:13:02 AM
Originally posted by nshapiro:

You're on a roll! Congrats.

I can't believe it myself, two ribbons in a week :)
05/14/2005 12:11:00 AM
You're on a roll! Congrats.
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05/14/2005 12:07:52 AM
Congrats. Nice roll/streak you're on :)
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05/14/2005 12:05:16 AM
You've got to be kidding me!!!!!! Congrats! Eh, how much of a role did the title play in winning this? ;)

Message edited by author 2005-05-14 02:03:12.
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05/14/2005 12:01:31 AM
Congrats! Definantly deserving of the blue
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2005 11:08:06 PM
Simply superb. Perfect exposure, contrast, lighting, DOF and composition. Among my top picks.
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05/13/2005 09:38:52 PM
I like this one. Everything seems to work. I can almost smell the sulfur in the air.
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05/13/2005 12:41:12 AM
I like t his very much. Good job!
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05/12/2005 09:26:01 PM
Early congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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05/12/2005 12:43:35 PM
Ineresting shot. The soft focus on the smoke makes the picture I think.
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05/11/2005 11:02:53 AM
A perfect smoke capture! Very nice! :)
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05/11/2005 07:24:17 AM
Nice, looks like the band is smoking for peace
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05/10/2005 09:55:26 PM
Wonderful.
What was your lighting setup?
10
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05/09/2005 03:26:46 PM
Great concept, and beautifully executed. Love the smoke. Nicely cropped.
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05/08/2005 11:53:56 PM
nice photshop work 7
05/08/2005 05:39:25 PM
While five spent matches don't usually pique my interest, you managed to arrange them in a pleasing way and the smoke trailing off is just mesmerizing. Everything is edited very well and the focus and DOF is spot on. Bumping up.
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05/08/2005 05:30:06 PM
This is great. I think it should do well. I think the focus is great and I love the composition.9
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05/08/2005 04:12:38 PM
nice family..neat idea!!
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05/08/2005 01:22:39 PM
Wow! Impressive stuff!
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05/08/2005 11:30:13 AM
i love this photo. the texture as achieved in the match heads to the dance of the smoke..
one of my top 3 choices
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05/08/2005 09:52:48 AM
one of those wow shots. the details on the spent matchheads are striking, perfectly set off by the dissipating smoke. the arrangements of the sticks is evocative of a v(5) and that adds to the theme requirements. perfect lighting. i admire this shot and happy to rate this one of five 10s in the challenge.
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05/08/2005 04:20:55 AM
Very cool colors...love how the smoke is in the background. 9
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05/08/2005 01:33:40 AM
clever and well done
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05/08/2005 12:45:32 AM
very nice!
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05/08/2005 12:17:29 AM
Wow. I love this photo. The border too. Five Chemically Reactive Fire Sticks. Cool.
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05/07/2005 11:10:51 PM
nice smoke swirls good image
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05/07/2005 09:29:20 PM
Great smoke highlighting - DOF is excellent here.
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05/07/2005 03:29:58 PM
Nice work. Like the sharp focus on the matches and the out of focus smoke.
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05/07/2005 01:03:16 PM
love the smoke, great job
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05/07/2005 11:57:25 AM

I like the way that the blach match heads are separated from the black background by the drifting white smoke patterns. Not sure about central composition but do like the detail.
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05/07/2005 10:28:55 AM
Very cool shot!
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05/07/2005 10:21:47 AM
This is nice. I guess I feel I've seen this or the like before. Still I can't knock the good light, dof/composition and color. Your lens is super. 8
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05/07/2005 08:26:12 AM
I've never seen matches look so good! Skillful execution! You're obviously a much better photographer than me, but I am wondering about the composition -- or lack thereof. Would it have been a stronger image if the cropping put the matches on the left and the smoke trail leading to the right?
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05/07/2005 05:08:20 AM
great colours and smoke movements
great comp
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05/07/2005 02:02:37 AM
Nice smoke capture. Been a while since we've seen one of those.
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05/07/2005 02:02:21 AM
Great shot, nice lighting and DOF.. 8
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05/07/2005 01:27:12 AM
love it very well done 10
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05/07/2005 01:19:33 AM
Nice!! Centered - which seems to be considered such a no-no, but I like the effect. Sharp foreground, fuzzy background and lighting that gives it a 3D quality. Very nicely done!
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05/07/2005 01:09:54 AM
This is a cool effect... I'm not sure about the name, though.
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05/07/2005 01:00:25 AM
Nice work, Good sharp image, well done
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