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The lone ranger
Brin


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Challenge: Fire II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Kleifarvatn, Iceland
Date: Aug 13, 2006
Aperture: f20
ISO: 800
Shutter: 2sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2006

Post processing in Photoshop: Crop, clone, shadow/highlights, dodge&burn, hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, NoiseNinja, USM.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.4593
Avg (commenters): 7.7727
Avg (participants): 6.2949
Avg (non-participants): 6.5573
Views since voting: 3055
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 209
Comments: 38
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
08/31/2006 12:53:49 PM
Thanks a lot everyone for comments and votes, much appreciated.

And thank you Mike for your good critique.
08/27/2006 11:12:16 AM
Greets from the Critique Club

What can I say about this photo that hasn't been said? Congrats on the 4th place finish.

The composition is lovely. The orange flames really stand out against the very understated scenery. It is a very calm and peaceful setting, and draws you into it.

The only thing that I can say is that the big rock tends to compete with the fire for my attention.

Congrats again!!

--Mike
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08/21/2006 04:18:17 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place Bragi, excellent shot!
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08/21/2006 12:16:28 PM
Originally posted by Larus:

I just gotta ask, why the f20 and iso 800? Why not iso 200 and f10, wouldn´t that have lead to better image quality? Eh who cares, you still beat my ass so maybe I should try those settings too next time :P Congrats on the honorable mention, looks like you guys beat us this week :(


I think the best answer I can give you Lárus is the photo itself and the results in the challenge. But in fact I did take several shots this evening with different settings, but this one had the right grainy appearance I was trying to achieve.
08/21/2006 07:50:29 AM
Oh, another stunning one Braggie. I loved this one the minute I saw it. I'm go glad it won you top honors once again :)

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08/21/2006 06:52:15 AM
My favourite in the challenge, well done on your 4th place;)
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08/21/2006 06:10:07 AM
I just gotta ask, why the f20 and iso 800? Why not iso 200 and f10, wouldn´t that have lead to better image quality? Eh who cares, you still beat my ass so maybe I should try those settings too next time :P Congrats on the honorable mention, looks like you guys beat us this week :(
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08/21/2006 02:33:22 AM
Mysterious and absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the 4th place.
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08/21/2006 01:14:37 AM
Great mood setter with seductive colors. Congratulations on your 4th finish.
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08/21/2006 01:11:00 AM
They should just rename this site Icelandic Challenge. :P

Congrats!
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08/21/2006 12:51:40 AM
Soooooo close! So very close. One of my very few 10's and I hoped it would ribbon. Well done and congrats!
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08/21/2006 12:28:07 AM
Iceland is ruling this site and with good reason...what an amazing place and a great image Bragi...you are on a roll! GO ICELAND!!!
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08/21/2006 12:09:08 AM
Fire on cold beaches does seem to be the ticket for top-10 in this one :-) Congrats on a fine image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 10:29:56 PM
My favorite in the challenge...nice composition. Good Luck!
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08/20/2006 09:41:02 PM
Nice pleasant shot. I like that the only real color is around the fire. Goo d job and bumping up 1.

Back again - One of my top three favs for the challenge. Bumping up to a 9.
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08/20/2006 09:04:26 PM
wonderful work beautiful shot perfectly composed and the orange from the fire and the glow on his face really draws attention to the subject fire without taking away from the lovely setting. Fantastic work!
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08/19/2006 01:22:17 AM
I think what makes this image so awesome is this: the surroundings are so beautiful and impressive looking, but that has the potential to draw attention away from the fire in a composition like this. But the colors of the surroundings are understated (while still being pretty), so the fire is what the eye is drawn to more.
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08/18/2006 06:28:01 PM
This is really nice. Great composition and lighting.
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08/17/2006 08:57:44 PM
To be honest the scenery in this stops me voting lower as the fire aspect itself doesn't really say much
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08/17/2006 08:46:49 PM
Gorgeous! I think this one is my favorite (don't tell my husband
since he entered Fire II). I love the gray tones and the contrasting bright fire. I can feel the warmth in all that chill. Bumping you up to 9. Good luck.
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08/17/2006 02:10:06 PM
I'd love to be there right now
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08/17/2006 10:22:59 AM
Nice atmosphere, story.
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08/17/2006 02:47:04 AM
Excellent take on the challenge. Amazing photography that would do well in any category. Nicely done.
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08/15/2006 08:31:54 AM
I like the dark, misty feeling the shot has and then the great bit of light the fire gives here :o)
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08/14/2006 10:15:37 PM
nice capture 10+ gl
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08/14/2006 08:31:21 PM
I am so appreciative of the photos that give fire a context like this! Good light here, but I would like to see it a bit sharper.
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08/14/2006 06:31:10 PM
beautiful photo - if this doesn't make the top 10, i will sacrifice three kittens
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08/14/2006 05:58:59 PM
Beautiful image. The main reason for fire in the first place. LOL 8

Wazz
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08/14/2006 05:42:15 PM
beutiful. great idea for this challenge. and that big rock looks like a lion. very cool.
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08/14/2006 05:39:23 PM
Nice compo, I also like the cold tone of the landscape vs the warm tone of the fire.
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08/14/2006 03:45:06 PM
good job on the cold vs. hot tones.
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08/14/2006 02:29:56 PM
this is a good shot, but I think the fire should be bigger and more the center of attention
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08/14/2006 09:35:35 AM
great!
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08/14/2006 09:02:30 AM
I like how the fire is the only real color in the shot. It has such a deserted island/desolated feel to it. I like it!
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08/14/2006 01:09:38 AM
Love the dreary atmosphere with the light and color in the corner.... Good Luck!!
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08/14/2006 12:59:22 AM
I'm 48% done with the voting and I have finally found one I can say "RIBBON!" to. Very well done.
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08/14/2006 12:46:54 AM
wonderful the way the warm flame breaks through the cold in this shot...lovely comp
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08/14/2006 12:27:40 AM
Wonderful!
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