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Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Mexico City
Date: Jul 28, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Studio, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

This is not a very original idea, I have seen it done a couple of times before and decided to give it a try, I wanted to go for a magical feeling.

PP was a bit tricky:
+ Changed color temp in RAW to get the blue colors in the bulb
+ Usual changes in Shadows, Brightness and Contrast in RAW
In PS:
+ Played with levels in Blue and Red channel separately
+ Played with curves in Blue and Red
+ Saturation
+ Brightness and Contrast
+ Crop
+ Sharpness

I wanted to get rid of the dust particles in the bulb but that is impossible in the Basic Rules (and probably very difficult even in Advanced, I would have to do a selective sharpening and then massive healing brush) but I like it the way it is.

This time I am aiming for a ribbon, GO GO GO GO!!!! time to get back to ribbon zone ;) let's see how this ends, and let's hope I don't get bashed bye DNMC nazis

Place: 24 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.4762
Avg (commenters): 8.9167
Avg (participants): 6.1412
Avg (non-participants): 6.6467
Views since voting: 3052
Views during voting: 549
Votes: 252
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/15/2006 02:03:14 PM
Hello from the Critique Club:

As you can tell from the comments during the challenge, you have an exceptional image. On the technical side, I would be foolish to even attempt to tell you how to improve your image. I see you had expectations for a ribbon and the quality of your image was worthy of one. However, I think your score reflects the number of high quality actions shots entered in this challenge and the fact that your image didn't have a lot of physical action to it. I can't say enough how much I like this image and I wish you the best in future challenges.

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08/10/2006 04:59:31 PM
Great picture. How about sharing your setup information. I am interested in attempting this for my photo collection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2006 08:29:09 AM
That is so hard to do! wonderful capture.
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08/07/2006 01:38:18 AM
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08/07/2006 01:05:12 AM
knowing DPC this should do really well
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08/06/2006 05:26:02 PM
Intiresting colours. The contrast to the lightness of the smoke and darkness of it's surroundings and the cool colours of the glass, well done.
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08/05/2006 08:44:58 PM
Great effort, but it took me a few seconds of studing to disingush the flame (Then I read the title). Maybe some more saturation in this would help
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08/04/2006 09:10:34 PM
OH MY!!!. this is just spectacular! amazing...

i really, really hope that this is real. A ribbon, unless i am very much mistaken. (10)
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08/04/2006 01:04:59 PM
I plan on only voting for the "not your typical" shots this challenge. What an electrifying shot. Must have been a bit time consuming. Looking forward to setup details post challenge. Good luck -8-
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08/03/2006 06:33:20 PM
That's hot!
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08/03/2006 05:22:40 PM
the best idea yet....very origenal (misspelled)
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08/02/2006 08:46:14 PM
don't you just love a mushroom cloud ?
Super photo. Hope you post some outtakes.
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08/02/2006 08:31:34 PM
Very Kewl!
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08/02/2006 04:22:49 PM
Unique shot with great result.
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08/02/2006 01:28:14 PM
Very cool and creative.... OR very hot and unique! 10
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08/02/2006 12:00:20 PM
Different, I like that!
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08/02/2006 10:02:06 AM
wow, this is sensational...excellent colour and lighting, great comp...good luck
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08/02/2006 08:43:53 AM
This is a great shot.
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