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Portrait of the Demon
Portrait of the Demon
EricMGB1974


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fire II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Pine City, NY
Date: Aug 13, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2006

Placed a bit of dried grass in a baking pan with some charcoal lighter fluid after dark, lit it, and shot with manual exposure and manual focus until it burned out. Sorted the photos afterward looking for interesting abstract images and this is what I found.
Converted in ACR
Crop, Shadow/Highlight, Levels, Hue/Saturation applied in PSCS2. Neat Image used. Resized and sharpened.


Thanks everyone for all the votes and comments. I just got in from vacation and had to check how I did. I have to say I'm very pleased with the results.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.3503
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.9615
Avg (non-participants): 6.6050
Views since voting: 2811
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 197
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/21/2006 06:26:31 PM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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08/21/2006 09:26:48 AM
Awesome flame shot. You don't need much imagination to see the demon.
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08/21/2006 01:20:53 AM
Somehow this reminds me of a red haired beauty I went out a long time ago. Outstanding color and ethereal texture. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 05:42:17 PM
If you're going to simply plonk a flame in front of the camera then this is the way to do it as it looks very appealing. The profile of Beelezebub looks good. Nice texture, definition and depth of colour, but not keen on border though.
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08/19/2006 10:55:09 AM
Nicely titled, I like the colour of the flame and the shapes it has created! :o)
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08/18/2006 06:36:13 PM
Wow! It does look like a demon. Good job.
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08/17/2006 08:56:51 PM
One of the better flame only captures in the challenge
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08/17/2006 08:35:47 PM
Yikes - I see him! Cool shot (even though I don't much care for demons)! :)
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08/17/2006 02:55:41 PM
nice capture.
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08/17/2006 02:08:47 PM
Not too keen on the double border
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08/16/2006 08:36:29 PM
So scary. Nice capture.
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08/15/2006 11:16:44 PM
Great smoke formation and detail. Bump.
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08/15/2006 05:02:39 PM
Okay, I see a chicken.... the curved part... nice capture. 9
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08/15/2006 06:46:18 AM
nice use of border. it looks more like a sad woman than a demon to me. a woman with a very large pointy nose but still a woman. beautiful capture. 8
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08/14/2006 10:29:24 PM
ROCKING A$$ IMAGE! Great capture of fire. (Lucky) LOL

Said all I had to say.

9
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08/14/2006 09:25:40 PM
My second look at this and still, all I can say is: wow... 9
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08/14/2006 08:47:49 PM
There are just too many contextless, dismbodied flame shots in this challenge, and to be honest none of them are terribly interesting. This is much like the Fireworks challenge, where the photos that scored best actually placed them in some kind of context. That said, I think this is one of the better versions, with nice clarity in the upper right.
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08/14/2006 08:21:53 PM
really nice
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08/14/2006 05:48:28 PM
Wow, it looks like silk. That is amazing. The ONLY thing I can see to improve would be maybe the border. I personally think it would have been better without the outer red border, and the inner border a tiny bit less yellow. But of course those are such nitpicks. This is an awesome entry.
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08/14/2006 11:43:26 AM
The brain's ability to create faces where none exist is pretty amazing isn't it? 7
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08/14/2006 05:39:30 AM
cool. I totally looks like a witch.
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08/14/2006 03:50:55 AM
well done! good detail and exposure. Had cloned out the small portion in lower left corner, frame is a bit overdone IMO - 7
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08/14/2006 02:03:54 AM
This one stands out for me beautiful intense fire, love the frame as well.
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08/14/2006 01:14:31 AM
Top ten, easily, IMO. Great capture!
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08/14/2006 01:08:17 AM
Nicely done, love the movement of the flame, good color... Good Luck!!
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