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Icy Hot!
Icy Hot!

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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: My kitchen
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2006

I poured used lighter fluid to get the flame. I could not get it to burn in the middle of the ice like I wanted, so I soaked a few pieces of match sticks and stuck them in the back of the ice where they did not show. I used an in camera flash to get enough light on the ice.

I made some adjustments to exposure, tint, brightness and contrast and saturation during processing. Then post processing in PhotoShop I cropped, adjusted levels and contrast, merged layers, sharpened and saved for web.

Place: 73 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.4126
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2877
Avg (non-participants): 5.4554
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 286
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 09:34:01 PM
Excellent shot!
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10/22/2006 09:35:43 PM
Nice idea, lighting, refraction, overall execution. Too bad the flame is blown out, a smoother gradation would be really good. I think that a stronger colored candle would also help.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2006 05:29:10 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing how this was done--great inspiration for a new photographer such as myself!
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10/18/2006 11:58:01 PM
Forth one! A commom sense.
10/18/2006 02:50:02 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 2
Score: 10

I really love this shot ~ I hope it does well!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/18/2006 09:31:54 AM
Nice !!!
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10/18/2006 05:12:39 AM
there are a few of this particular oxymoron...this is the best one
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10/18/2006 01:51:33 AM
Great idea.
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