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Challenge: Heat (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: Spare room
Date: May 17, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2006

This is an idea I have had for a while, I got as far as setting fire to my thumb. Took a couple of \\\'dry\\\' shots then went and had plenty of single malt before filling a glass of meths and lighting a candle.

Just dipped fingers in meths, wafted over candle and clicked wired remote before dipping hand in pan of water. No acting here, it hurt like f**k!! (bought some much needed burn cream today as well).

Am hoping this does well - for the pain it caused me as much as being a decent shot ;)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.7293
Avg (commenters): 8.7778
Avg (participants): 6.4426
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 4854
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 181
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/27/2008 06:26:37 PM
YUP - Maybe
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06/03/2006 03:02:25 PM
Hello, Greetings from the Critique Club.

As requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission. Please keep in mind this is a personal opinion.

Auwtsj! That must hurt! Love the expression on your face. What people will do to get a great humorous photo! Taking a look at your score and the 10th place, you did a great job.
But, there is one thing I'd like to add.
First of all, The cropping is a bit strange. You've got a big space at the top & right of the image, and a bit tight at the left of the image. That makes the composition a bit weird. I don't know if there was a chance to change the crop, and this might be just nitpicking ;-)
Lighting, black background and focus are great, so no comments about that.
The shape of the flames are awesome, like they're arranged.

Big compliments for being so brave and taking a wonderful shot like this!

I hope you've found this critique helpful. Good luck with future challenges!
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06/01/2006 11:19:59 PM
Congratulations on your rop ten finish. Had you not explained I would have taken it as an illusion. This is the real thing.
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05/31/2006 10:14:59 PM
I hope you are mending well. Quite an amazing shot. I am guessing meths are gasoline. The word is used way different on this side of the pond.
Congrats on the top ten, great shot man!
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05/30/2006 10:52:21 AM
Good Lord! There are much safer ways to accomplish this type of shot. LOL! At least we know how passionate you are about photography and DPC!
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05/30/2006 09:06:11 AM
Oh man! You didn't think of any tricks to slow the flame down? Now that is hardcore! Maybe using a bit of wax or something on your fingers to protect them? AYEE! I realize that wax is also flammable, but I think it might burn slower and give you a moment to shoot and put it out...

Take care with those fingers... they are important for camera operation.... and a few other things I think.... Incidentally, there's quite a large number of nerve endings in our fingertips... I guess you know that pretty well now... :)

The lighting is really good in this. I am reminded of my own difficulties with a similar setup... Well done.
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05/29/2006 07:22:27 PM
Now that's what I call suffering for your art!but worth it, nice shot.
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05/29/2006 06:34:40 PM
dude, next time, get a piece of nicely cleaned glass and reflect the flame in it. much less painfull ;-)
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05/29/2006 04:40:01 PM
Great shot Andi - your mad!

Mike

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05/29/2006 02:54:03 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. It's a really amazing picture and you're a brave man to do have done it the way you did. Hope your fingers get better soon.
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05/29/2006 01:24:28 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish, great shot!
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05/29/2006 10:42:26 AM

Great job, Ecce. Great final placing! :)
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05/29/2006 08:03:07 AM
OMG is right.....you're nutz Andi!!!! Hope your fingers are ok (((hugs)))

Congrats on your very well deserved top 10
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05/29/2006 06:25:25 AM
Well done on Top 10 :o)
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05/29/2006 01:09:12 AM
Ouch...that would have hurt! I am so pleased you got top ten at least.
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05/29/2006 12:34:58 AM
Hahahahaha.....I wish you had got a ribbon for going the extra mile.
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05/29/2006 12:16:20 AM
10th to my 11th. Nice finish. I was thinking I was top 10, but you deserve it more with this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2006 05:36:05 AM
Really nice idea and pulled off very well. Very original... :)
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05/24/2006 09:37:48 PM
Gorgeous lighting! Love the treatment of the fire and the backgroud
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05/23/2006 07:01:23 PM
Wow! Nice lighting, focus, composition,...and a sense of humour. Fantastic!
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05/23/2006 01:52:21 PM
LOL, the expression on the subject's face makes this photo! I like the use of the black background which makes the subject jump out at you. The crisp focus and lighting are excellent!
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05/23/2006 11:32:17 AM
"No one was injured in the taking of this entry"? I hope? :) Nice idea, good detail in the flame and the expression is great
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05/23/2006 11:04:58 AM
This is what Sibelius said after performing one of his piano concerti for the first time!
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05/23/2006 10:30:24 AM
I always think that head on fire have more symbolic effect than hands on fire. None-the-less, it is a well executed image. The symbolism is obscure, though.
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05/22/2006 02:18:41 PM
Nice shot
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05/22/2006 12:57:32 PM
LOL!
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05/22/2006 07:10:20 AM
Wow, that looks like it's very dangerous
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05/22/2006 02:55:14 AM
Was going to do this, so you get a 10 from me
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05/22/2006 12:27:26 AM
how blistered on the fingers??? not too bad I hope especially if that is the you...10
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