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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

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Challenge: Literary Adventure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: On a table
Date: Mar 12, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006

This shot was possibly more complicated than it looks... miniature culinary blowtorch, thick book as background, pages spread. Camera rotated 45 degrees or so to give a more dramatic angle. Longish exposure to make the flame glow better.

Halogen desk lamp reflected off wooden table for the firey glow fill light, which was turned off mid-exposure to keep the background dim. Highlight painted on with a blue LED keyring.

Shot with the 100-400 at the wide end with a couple of extension tubes, using the zoom to focus. Mirror lockup and cable release.

Editing: Tiny increase in contrast and brightness, cloning out dust specks on the blowtorch, a hot pixel, and a bit of sensor dust. No crop! Resize, sharpen.

Place: 73 out of 165
Avg (all users): 5.7330
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 5.9391
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 191
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/28/2006 12:00:33 AM
This picture is awesome, really conveys an image from the book with little in the image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 09:17:45 PM
Great tourquoise, focus, light, clarity!
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03/17/2006 03:32:45 PM
gr8 background
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03/14/2006 01:23:59 PM
451 if I remeber it right is the heat that is needed to burn a paper.
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03/14/2006 08:52:48 AM
Simple but effective.
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03/13/2006 04:50:30 PM
Nice flame, the diagonal lines on the bg work well her.
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03/13/2006 11:06:06 AM
I slowly realized that the diagonal lines represent pages of books. Nice subtle touch.
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03/13/2006 01:19:06 AM
thats cool, simple and effective
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03/13/2006 12:41:25 AM
Good lighting control and composition. Good Luck!
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