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Blue Fire Cog
Blue Fire Cog
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fire II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Our Kitchen, Melbourne
Date: Aug 13, 2006
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2006

Stovetop shot with a macro lens...basic editing including burning, dodging, healing and saturation and some noise reduction. Border, resize, a little more burning and dodging and the some more noise reduction to soften the whole shot.

I wasn't going to enter this, but I liked the abstract nature of the shot...at such a slow shutter speed it was hard to get sharpness on the flame, but I actually like the softness of the flame and the little highlight on the burner.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.3689
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1341
Avg (non-participants): 6.5242
Views since voting: 3584
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 206
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/26/2006 09:01:11 PM
Greets from the Critique Club

First off, congrats on the top 10 finish with this shot. Not sure I can add a whole lot to what has already been said, but I'll try.

This is a beautiful abstract macro and the softness of the flames does help against the hard cold black of the burner. However, the focus point seems to be on the edge of the burner, where you can easily make out the scuff marks on the black edge of the burner.

The colors of this are magnificent, the orange, blue and black complement each other magnificently.

The crop and angle are superb. It shows just enough to make this very interesting. I think if you would have had more of the burner, the photo would have been very boring.

Great job on the top 10 again.

--Mike
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08/23/2006 12:39:58 AM
Awesome picture! Congratulations on your top 10!
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08/21/2006 07:14:10 PM
Congrats on the top ten finish. I am surprised you were not a bit higher up in score and in rank. Great shot!
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08/21/2006 06:26:13 PM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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08/21/2006 07:51:24 AM
Way to go taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. Beautiful shot!

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08/21/2006 07:30:48 AM
The subtle simplicity makes this an absolutely stunning image. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/21/2006 06:41:27 AM
Congrats to your top-ten finish, Enzo, like the abstract quality very much.
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08/21/2006 01:35:15 AM
i didn't enter in time, but funnily enough this is almost exactly what one of my outtakes looked like. Shallow DOF, cool colors. Glad to see top 10
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08/21/2006 01:19:33 AM
Clever use of mundane apparatus to create a super image! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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08/21/2006 01:17:40 AM
Archive Collection - Gas Burners
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08/21/2006 12:13:59 AM
WTG Pastor Pasta! By far the best of the gas ring shots. Congrats on top 10.
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08/21/2006 12:11:50 AM
Enzo!!! Congrats on top 10. WOO HOO
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 11:59:24 PM
While I am not normally drawn to shots of burners - this one is very nice. The crop and DOF is perfect. The shapes from the flame are smooth. One of my favorites of the challenge and I will bump up one for now. Good luck!

Back again - still lovin this one. Bumping to a 9. Last minute bump to 10.
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08/19/2006 01:04:59 PM
Back to bump you up. Very cool composition...feels sorto of like an abstract. Great color and clean. Good luck. Bye bye 6...hello 8!
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08/19/2006 01:16:46 AM
Ohhhhh... amazing title, and composition, and gradients.. and focus...

I should try commenting when I'm more awake, heh.

But yes. I like this image a lot. :-)
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08/18/2006 02:55:45 PM
I like this abstract shot very much. Well captured!
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08/17/2006 11:07:47 PM
It looks like a crown.
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08/17/2006 10:26:40 PM
nice and simple: 7
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08/17/2006 09:06:04 PM
I like the way this is abstract ... a common subject but unique composition
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08/16/2006 11:09:11 PM
A beauty!
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08/16/2006 01:22:22 PM
Awesome!
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08/16/2006 09:14:14 AM
Beautiful!
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08/15/2006 06:00:17 PM
Excellent image. Orange and blue always work so well together. I like your chosen crop. Should do well in the challenge.
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08/15/2006 05:54:24 PM
This picture is ok, but I feel it lacks a focus point... I find it difficult to follow the fire "curves". Nice idea though, may work really well with a different angle/perspective.
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08/15/2006 12:37:19 PM
very sweet! 9!
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08/15/2006 12:16:49 PM
This is one of my favorites of this challenge! Love the colors! Hope it does well! 10
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08/15/2006 10:49:52 AM
I like the composition and the detail in the flames. There's similar images in the challenge but imo this is the best executed one.
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08/15/2006 07:22:04 AM
beautifully simple. This is the type of photo I'd by a print of for my kitchen. fantastic. 10
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08/15/2006 04:08:24 AM
surprisingly few burners in this challenge, don't you think? i think this is a lovely shot of one; the flames are so well captured that they look tangibly touchable. i also like the detail and the texture of the black metal element. it's a very lovely macro - 8.
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08/14/2006 11:33:06 PM
Nice study.
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08/14/2006 08:41:03 PM
Yay for abstracts! This is a really nice mix of shape and color. Nice work!
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08/14/2006 06:57:28 PM
I really like the composition, colour and good focus on the flame in this shot, nice one :o)
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08/14/2006 06:31:22 PM
beautiful abstract!
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08/14/2006 03:34:35 PM
Mmmm artistic...love the abstract look and composition.
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08/14/2006 02:59:14 PM
Clean, Tight, In-Focus, great composition. 8
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08/14/2006 01:48:41 PM
Nice composition and colrs. Well done
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08/14/2006 10:21:26 AM
this is excellent, i really like this one ! 10 from me
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08/14/2006 09:46:25 AM
Weird that a burner could be pretty! I like the waves of blue. 7
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08/14/2006 06:35:44 AM
hope your camera is OK ;-) Very nice abstract macro, good crop!
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08/14/2006 05:38:15 AM
I love all of the shades of color in this.
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08/14/2006 02:53:46 AM
Very artistic.
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08/14/2006 01:07:29 AM
Excellent macro! Good Luck!!
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08/14/2006 01:03:56 AM
Simple, bold, colorful, rich, I could throw in a few more. I'm half-way through and I'll give you the kiss of death: Blue Ribbon IMHO. Beautiful.
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08/14/2006 12:50:46 AM
Interesting angle, perfect exposure. Well done. 9 from me.
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