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Challenge: Heat (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2006

A retake of one of my very first challenge entries, with the benefit of two years of DPC experience...

I sprayed my patient model with water and covered the pepper with rubber cement, then set it on fire. The background is black cloth, and I've got a brolly box on the right side of the foreground and a monolight behind her to the left. There's also a reflector directly behind her.

Processing: Coverted from RAW, levels, USM, cloned out a few specks, spot saturation and dodge & burn adjustments, colorized her face a little toward the red side.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.5111
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6140
Views since voting: 2379
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 180
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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06/05/2006 12:52:20 AM
Hehe, priceless. I love her expression and the reddening of her face you did. Looks lots better than you're first attempt so long ago. :-)
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06/01/2006 11:25:30 PM
Very funny and very well presented. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/30/2006 08:01:01 AM
No offence to the blue ribbon winner, but putting the 2 shots side to side, how can the winning photo emphasize heat by using a neutral white background while this one with a much more powerful representation comes in 16th ??? :-\
In my eyes this says " Heat " to me so much more.
Great photo and nicely done !
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05/29/2006 02:38:23 AM
this is great, made me lol.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2006 05:44:01 PM
what a wonderfully creative take on the challenge
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05/28/2006 03:32:27 PM
Wonderful depiction of heat! If I'm right you get to cross 3 goals off your list? The 'perspiration' turns a super shot into fantastic one! My only niggle (if I'm allowed to nit pick) is that the fork is just a little too close to the end of the image. Good luck in the challenge, for me there is a ribbon of a certain colour waiting for you (bumping up 2).

Edited to say I (now) think I was wrong about whose challenge entry this was so guess the goals comment is wrong.
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05/28/2006 01:32:33 PM
cute!
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05/28/2006 03:23:32 AM
Great setup, the sweat on the face adds alot:)
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05/27/2006 05:36:01 AM
Great take on the challenge and one of my pics for a ribbon based on originality and a really nice product. Well done!
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05/26/2006 04:44:25 AM
Great pose. The dark background and stark lighting on the subject add impact. Great job!
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05/25/2006 05:09:56 PM
Nice shot
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05/24/2006 09:47:06 PM
Very nice lighting and effect---a little tighter composition would have made me give it a 10!
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05/24/2006 08:46:33 PM
Very funny! Great composition & lighting.
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05/23/2006 07:42:32 PM
Wow great expression and fantastic setup.
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05/23/2006 06:03:44 PM
Nice photo. Very funny picture. Beads of sweat are a nice touch.
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05/23/2006 10:10:55 AM
LOL...great idea. Well excecuted, facial expression, sweat, flame, even slight redness of the face (not sure if it was intensional, never the less). LOL
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05/23/2006 07:05:57 AM
Comic and quite well performed. 7
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05/22/2006 09:36:39 PM
Funny and so true.
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05/22/2006 08:15:37 PM
The composition is very good. The image quality is ok. The subject matter is ok. This photo is very creative.
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05/22/2006 06:48:18 PM
very creative, and nice details and very sharp picture, good job
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05/22/2006 01:52:34 PM
this is absolutely perfect! The fire on the pepper, the red sweaty face, the expression... good job!
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05/22/2006 11:12:53 AM
This is perfect!!! The expression on her face and the drops of "sweat" add a lot to the photo.
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05/22/2006 09:06:29 AM
my only suggestion would be to have had a bite taken out of the pepper so she had a reason to be sweating and looking like that.
Otherwise it's a good attempt at the challenge.

edit...maybe there is some pepper missing at the end of it, but it isn't very clear.
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05/22/2006 08:19:15 AM
Funny and good :o)
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05/22/2006 08:09:15 AM
nice idea :) hope the lady has not actually eaten the chilli :o)
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05/22/2006 08:08:55 AM
ROFL. Love her expression. That's hilarious.
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05/22/2006 04:07:46 AM
I can't imagine anything that would improve this photo! Picture says it all! 10 from me.
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05/22/2006 12:30:09 AM
well done, very creative and well executed 8
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