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This little light of mine...
This little light of mine...

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Challenge: Single Light Source (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: home
Date: Nov 15, 2005
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1.0 sec
Galleries: Family, Candid
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

So I asked my boy if he wanted to play with fire. A more willing model I could ever find! I duplicated the shot and equalized the background. Then I played with the opacity and fill of the second layer to get the right effect without being over done.

Place: 228 out of 291
Avg (all users): 4.4077
Avg (commenters): 5.2727
Avg (participants): 4.1368
Avg (non-participants): 4.5417
Views since voting: 701
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 287
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2005 01:07:47 AM
A bit of noise, although I like the double meaning title.
11/20/2005 01:06:28 AM
I really would have liked this better if the light source was a candle. I find a child with a lighter disturbing.
11/20/2005 12:14:49 AM
future chain smoker or pyro, just kidding. seems a bit over exposed.
11/18/2005 01:59:06 PM
I rated this quite low due to the subject matter that I find unappealing. Children playing with lighters is not a good thing to portray, even just for a contest shot. The light is artificial, which did give you a bit of a step up by one point.
11/17/2005 07:40:35 AM
I like the idea, but I think I would have liked it better with a candle.
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11/16/2005 09:10:39 PM
Although there is some noise in this image, I love the idea and composition.
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11/16/2005 09:03:56 PM
what's he doing playing with fire???
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11/16/2005 07:20:08 PM
they say don't let children play with matches, but lighters are ok! :) good shot!
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11/16/2005 06:35:23 PM
I can see you put some time and effort into this. It's really hard for people to hold still enough to shoot in very low light - you might try a fast shutter speed and then bring up the midtones during post-processing. Unfortunately, this shot is not in as sharp of a focus as some of the others in the challenge. It also looks like there is some digital noise on the sweatshirt. Overall, this is a decent idea that suffers from too many technical deficiencies to score very highly.
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11/16/2005 11:39:48 AM
A candle would be a nicer match to the title, unless you want to make a much darker statement.
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11/16/2005 02:32:04 AM
it's a nice idea, a little disturbing seeing a kid with a lighter. Maybe a candle? :) Or was the disturbing aspect deliberate?
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