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Hot & Spicy !
Hot & Spicy !
Tom_Robbrecht


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Challenge: Fire II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: my garage
Date: Aug 8, 2006
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2006

Yes it is a cliché but in my defense : I could not find any examples on the web that I actually liked.
I was planning on making a picture of a real burning pepper but after some unsuccesfull experiments in the garage I went for another approach.
This is a double exposure. First I shot the pepper and then I shot the flames.

Edits : cloned out minor distracting element, adjusted levels, resized, usm, added border and saved for web.

Post-challenge
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Wow, I really can't believe it did as well as this. This is actually one of the vey first shots out of my new Nikon D200. To be precise, its number 13.

Upon reflection I might have adjusted the white balance of the pepper shot to more closely match the flame color temperature for a more natural result.



Statistics
Place: 5 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.4406
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.2436
Avg (non-participants): 6.5645
Views since voting: 2847
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 202
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/21/2006 06:23:37 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place, excellent shot!
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08/21/2006 01:15:21 AM
Sizzling hot! Great capture. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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08/21/2006 12:12:24 AM
I'm partial to peppers, I had this one marked high :-) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 09:01:26 PM
Great work all around! Should see this in the Ribbons!
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08/20/2006 05:29:18 PM
Great composition, great fire, great colors. I like the idea and the lighting looks to be just right. There seems to be a bit of harshness in some areas with the lighting but overall its fine. The focus is good, though seems soft on the ends of the pepper, possibly because of the lighting? Not sure. Nice entry. I gave a 7
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08/18/2006 01:44:17 AM
Border makes me feel as though the flames are being unnaturally cut off at the top and left. Otherwise, I like the shot - especially how the pepper seems to go through the fire.
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08/17/2006 10:40:07 PM
This looks like a chille commercial. Good job.
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08/17/2006 09:56:37 PM
Nice take on the often used "chilly on fire"
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08/17/2006 08:49:48 PM
Back to bump up the cool firey peppa. Very pretty. 8
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08/16/2006 10:50:25 PM
Quite impressive. It has a commercial feel to it. Well done. (Maybe the reflection should be a little less white on the pepper.)
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08/15/2006 11:18:51 PM
Looks real hot to me. Bump,
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08/15/2006 04:58:01 PM
Very nice image. 9
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08/15/2006 01:55:45 PM
Nice idea .....
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08/15/2006 07:40:52 AM
nice "sheet" of fire. great colors too.
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08/15/2006 12:09:49 AM
Why do I hear a Chili's commercial in my head? 8
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08/14/2006 09:08:00 PM
Well there are a lot of similar shots in this challenge. However this is very well executed. Perhaps I'd like to see some of the highlights toned down a touch. 7.
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08/14/2006 08:22:22 PM
nice focus on the pepper, but it doesn't look like it's actually on fire. It looks rather disembodied. There's a small flare along the top edge I would clone out. Despite the criticisms I've mentioned, I think this is a fairly solid shot and it should do well in this challenge.
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08/14/2006 07:51:12 PM
great shot,nice soft flames,nice colors too.
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08/14/2006 06:53:40 PM
I love me some peppers and the hotter the better! Very nice shot! 8

Wazz
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08/14/2006 05:57:15 PM
nice photo, reminds me of professional poster art.
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08/14/2006 12:17:21 PM
Great idea, nice colour in the flame and chilli :o)
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08/14/2006 09:08:33 AM
Classic shot, I wouldnt change a thing!
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08/14/2006 02:15:35 AM
Well done shot, like the crop and frame. Good luck.
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08/14/2006 12:30:27 AM
superb, one of the better ones so far...this should do well, good luck...love the colour, lighting and clarity
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