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Quit Smokin'
3rd PlaceQuit Smokin'
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Date: Jan 7, 2007
Aperture: f/14.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

This image 2007 by Oliver Hoffmann. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable laws and will be prosecuted. Buy this image at Shutterstock

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Don't really plan to do it this year, either.

PP: Levels, curves, pushed saturation, color balance (+blue/cyan for smoke), dodging and burning of some smoke streams, healing brush for sensor dust, USM, crop, resize, USM, NI, selective sharpening for matchstick, canvas size, save for web.

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Another surprise! Thanks y'all!
To those who thought a cigarette would have been better: Ask yourself: "What did this match do right after the shot?"

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.7350
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.9924
Views since voting: 8692
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 200
Comments: 52
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/26/2008 09:35:39 PM
Hi, Great shot!!!! Can you spare some tips how ypu made this shot? I always have a trouble to shoot smoke against black background.
Thank you.
02/21/2007 10:40:41 PM
good
01/20/2007 06:23:48 PM
Best of top 3.
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01/18/2007 03:37:02 PM
congrats on your ribbon! hey, did you know? the best way to quit smoking is to carry WET MATCHES!?
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01/18/2007 03:24:15 AM
Nice one Oliver
Keep building now you have the set :)
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01/15/2007 04:52:43 PM
Originally posted by eyewave:

Originally posted by Techo:



"What did this match do right after the shot?" Well nothing I guess.


of cause: it quit smokin'.
;-)


Ok I get the drift ;)
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01/15/2007 02:16:16 PM
Nicely done! Congrats on the yellow!
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01/15/2007 01:05:47 PM
This is sweet - congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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01/15/2007 11:10:26 AM
Originally posted by Techo:



"What did this match do right after the shot?" Well nothing I guess.


of cause: it quit smokin'.
;-)
01/15/2007 10:06:54 AM
Nicely done, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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01/15/2007 09:58:09 AM
Congratulations! Excellent shot. I've tried to photograph smoke myself without much luck. Good job.
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01/15/2007 09:31:31 AM
Congratulations Oliver :)

"What did this match do right after the shot?" Well nothing I guess. It's already put out, so it went into the trash. But what was it used for before it was put out? Just thought a put out looking cig. would've been more in touch with the title as I also dont associate matches with smoking either. I dont smoke but everyone around me who does, doesn't use matches. But I hear using matches to light cigars is best. In general as an overall shot I would pick the match over a cig.

Message edited by author 2007-01-15 09:32:18.
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01/15/2007 09:19:30 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this very well executed smoke shot!
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01/15/2007 04:42:05 AM
Congrats on a btb ribbon! Go go go!
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01/15/2007 03:42:14 AM
Congrats with your 3rd place................
welldone & thanx for sharing
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01/15/2007 02:13:18 AM
Congratulations on that dreamily curling smoke. Well done.
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01/15/2007 01:36:45 AM
Lovely lighting and perfect shape on the smoke. You're on a roll!
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01/15/2007 01:25:59 AM
Congrats! I really thought you'd beat me! Your track record sure indicates it.
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01/15/2007 01:22:22 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/15/2007 12:58:09 AM
Two in one week, and a complete set now. Congrats!
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01/15/2007 12:52:14 AM
Ah, the triumvirate...
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01/15/2007 12:45:24 AM
Nice finish Oliver! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/15/2007 12:25:32 AM
Oliver, I've always known you were good. You just keep proving it. Congratulations on the ribbon, it's nice to see the trio of blue, red and yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2007 10:31:36 PM
Already did that after a year of threats.
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01/14/2007 07:43:56 PM
great shot!
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01/14/2007 04:30:09 PM
awesome execution, 9.
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01/14/2007 09:41:51 AM
Nice capture - Beautifully done!
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01/13/2007 10:12:00 PM
Very cool ~ love the smoke on the black background.
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01/12/2007 09:39:05 PM
Excellent capture. The shape of the smoke fills in the space quite nicely. But for the title and concept I think a cigarette or cigar would've worked better.
01/12/2007 12:27:48 PM
Beautiful smoke capture! ~9
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01/12/2007 09:23:43 AM
Good picture... btw, it's been 3 days now for me... not easy ;)
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01/11/2007 09:49:04 PM
haha you just missed the match competition. nice picture though. 7
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01/11/2007 08:10:07 PM
Nice job. Smoke is such a beautiful thing to see and you did a nice job capturing it! You could win the match challenge with this image. Wonderful lighting.
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01/11/2007 08:06:05 PM
this would have been great for the match challenge. Even so it is great for this one also. 10
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01/11/2007 04:34:42 PM
Ah, lovely. I really want to know in detail how you lit and shot that. Will wait for results.
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01/11/2007 04:10:45 PM
Lovely picture of a match. I just usually don't associate wooden matches with ciggies. I'm insanely literal sometimes. Still a nice pic and deserves a 7 at least. I'll be back later. ;)
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01/11/2007 12:04:21 PM
Really beautiful photo. I love the lines created by smoke, and exposure looks picture-perfect.
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01/11/2007 08:10:33 AM
that's my vaforite
good luck
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01/10/2007 11:41:19 PM
10
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01/10/2007 07:32:07 PM
Cool smoke. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/09/2007 08:47:09 PM
Good job with the lighting.
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01/09/2007 12:52:22 AM
Beautiful lighting on the smoke. I like this simple, uncluttered statement. Nice composition. 10
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01/08/2007 05:05:06 PM
I like the shot but think it would have worked much better with a cigarette instead of a match.
01/08/2007 03:52:03 PM
Well done.
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01/08/2007 12:08:00 PM
Great smoke curls!
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01/08/2007 11:24:15 AM
Oooooh. . .nicely done! One of the most appealing photos in this challenge!
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01/08/2007 10:03:36 AM
That's a cool shot EXCELLENT...where's the ciggy though? I light matches all of the time to light candles and other stuff.
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01/08/2007 07:45:51 AM
wonderful capture - great lighting on the smoke
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01/08/2007 01:43:25 AM
nice!
01/08/2007 01:24:53 AM
nice image - 8
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01/08/2007 01:19:23 AM
this is definitly dependant on the title. It just looks like a photo of a burnt out match.
01/08/2007 01:17:11 AM
great macro
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