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Chasing Demons
Chasing Demons

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Challenge: Fire II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Canada Malting, Montreal.
Date: Aug 9, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Urban, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2006

3 flashes where diffused, then collimated, to obtain a soft spotlight effect on the background. 1 flash lit me. All 4 flashes where color shifted to incandescent lighting to match the color of the fire.

My wonderful assistant Carina was snapping away as i danced, refuelled, and danced. This one was the best of the 100 we took.

This was definitely a difficult shoot. We had to trepass into the good old Canada Malting abandonned building for this shot, twice.

Place: 7 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.4213
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4634
Avg (non-participants): 6.3913
Views since voting: 2754
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 197
Comments: 30
Favorites: 13 (view)

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08/21/2006 06:25:27 PM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
08/21/2006 10:41:26 AM
This is really good. On my screen, I like this a lot better when the darkness is turned down a bit to really highlight those eyes and teeth... the graffiti is somewhat superfluous and could stand to be a fair bit lower in lightness.

This picture looks amazing like that, the flow is improved greatly IMHO.

I'd rather be looking at the way the fire complements the creepy faces than just the rather nondescript character of the fire itself.
08/21/2006 01:26:07 AM
Top 10 - well deserved. I like it.
08/21/2006 01:17:52 AM
Great combination of two inggredients and excellent execution. Good work! Congratulations on your 7th place finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 09:41:44 PM
Very nice work. Great capture of movement in the flame with excellent sharpness on the poi swinger. The background graffiti and low keyness works great too. Bumping up.

Back again - one of my top 3 favs for the challenge. Bumping up to a 9.
08/20/2006 05:42:45 PM
Coming back to comment and I think this is a fantastic image. Great movement and action. I love the graffiti art in the background and your choice of highlighting it really works well. The focus is excellent, the control of the lighting is perfect. Everything that needs to be seen is very well lit but not so much that its harsh or unattractive. I started this at a placeholder 5 but the more I look at it, the more I see different elements that have been handled very well and the more I like it. Bumping to an 8 and adding a favorite.
08/20/2006 02:22:52 AM
Great lighting! Love this shot.
08/18/2006 06:57:05 PM
That's great! I'm adding it as a favorite, and giving it a 10.
08/18/2006 12:30:46 PM
Well done, you got the composition of the flames perfect to show the grafiti and the guys face
08/17/2006 10:02:35 PM
great choice of backdrop for this shot
08/17/2006 09:07:37 PM
Well done hitting non-fire subject with a single flash / strobe. Meaks for an intriguing image.
08/17/2006 08:48:19 PM
Ok - so this is just plain cool. So crisp and the lighting is perfect. Excellent composition. Bumping you up to an 8.
08/17/2006 03:28:13 PM
Great shot and composition. One of my top picks.
08/17/2006 03:18:46 PM
Your background adds a great effect to the shot.
08/17/2006 01:47:34 PM
Nice capture
08/16/2006 11:03:27 PM
Great dynamics and muted tones. Great composition and stop action.
08/16/2006 04:51:28 PM
What an amazing combination of foreground and bckground. The "gleam" on the tooth at first looked like part of the streaks of fire. I like how the background is visible but not completely - how it fades out on the left side.

I think this is a *very* awesome image.
08/15/2006 10:42:05 PM
Amazing pic, like the use of color and the brightness contrast against the background. Would be interested to know how you made it, and your source pics, it turned out one hell of a pic.

08/15/2006 09:23:46 AM
Love this shot, a winner for sure! I'd give it 12 if that was possible.
08/15/2006 09:16:16 AM
this is possibly my fav of the challenge. I LOVE it! 10
08/15/2006 08:33:45 AM
I love this shot, great pattern with the flames and the whole composition is really nice :o)
08/15/2006 05:43:43 AM
don't care for the title but like the look of the shot
08/14/2006 09:26:34 PM
Fantastic clarity here! Overall I think this is a bit dark, but what you can see has excellent detail and color.
08/14/2006 05:58:04 PM
Great composition. Rockin' fire action. Love it! 8
08/14/2006 05:37:19 PM
Combined with the grafitti this is so cool. 10
08/14/2006 01:55:13 PM
good effect, but I am missing the meaning of the light trails. Maybe there isn't any, but I find myself trying to read someting into it and I can't
08/14/2006 05:32:56 AM
The coloring and lighting is perfect for this...I only wish there was a more definate shape to the flame's pattern.
08/14/2006 04:38:28 AM
That's fantastic! Instant fav.
08/14/2006 01:05:50 AM
Excellent idea and execution! Love the background too!!! Good Luck!!
08/14/2006 12:44:50 AM
very good, and that graffiti works with this as well...great work and good luck

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