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Vision of pure light
Vision of pure light
purpleflutterby13


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F30
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Jun 10, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2007

Ok. and the story:

I had a 7 hour photo shoot with some fire spinners (Nick and Dave), involving body painting, random flammable substances, crazy posing and setups, all sorts of things. This picture was a random little interlude in the middle of it, and about the only time of the night when I wasn't the one pressing the shutter button. It was about 3 hours into it, and Nick wanted "some kinky photos to send his girlfriend", so I set up the shot, Dave was pressing the shutter button, and I was standing to the left and cracking a fire whip at Nick. I was almost tempted to submit the uncropped version with the title "Pure debauchery", but this one works better :) (god, the power of context...)

Editing - basic adjustments: levels, selective colour, brightness/contrast, shadows/highlights, usm, neat image.

Statistics
Place: 209 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.3061
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1029
Avg (non-participants): 5.4810
Views since voting: 684
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 147
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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06/23/2007 12:42:27 AM
beautiful and underrated shot. sorry I didn't vote in this challenge you'd've gotten a high score from me. oh wait, you showed me this, so I would've skipped it. I guess you were just doomed. :)
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06/22/2007 05:12:20 PM
Very wicked way cool. Or hot if you happend to be Nick. I love what you do with fire and a camera! It's a portal trying to suck him in...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 09:22:07 PM
Absolutely Biblical - impressive shot.
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06/20/2007 08:53:55 PM
Originally posted by Frankie_Lv:

Hi,
Don't know what to think about this. You entered this in a challange but in your comment box you indicate not once, but twice that you did not take this image. How this did not get DQ"ed is what I would like to know ?


Oh, don't tell me this is my Critique Club comment...?
06/20/2007 08:50:38 PM
Originally posted by Frankie_Lv:

Hi,
Don't know what to think about this. You entered this in a challange but in your comment box you indicate not once, but twice that you did not take this image. How this did not get DQ"ed is what I would like to know ?


Oh, the challenge rules are quite specific about this. You photo must be "taken and post-processed by you. Someone else may press the shutter button if you set up the shot and the camera settings. No one else may post-process your entry for you." The camera was on manual settings, which were adjusted by me at the start. Also the zoom, the angle of the shot, etc. were all picked by me, the person pressing the shutter button was quite specifically told to do just that. I can give you examples of ribbon winners doing exactly this, it's not all that uncommon.
06/20/2007 05:37:27 PM
This is really cool. I'm starting to be able to pick out your stuff and I like it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2007 05:20:52 PM
Hi,
Don't know what to think about this. You entered this in a challange but in your comment box you indicate not once, but twice that you did not take this image. How this did not get DQ"ed is what I would like to know ?
06/20/2007 11:41:48 AM
Wow, really neat shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 03:14:46 PM
This is so cool. Please tell us about the settings. Hope to see this on the front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2007 09:33:52 AM
nice composition ... I like the lighting on the person ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2007 08:57:25 PM
nice capture of flame in motion. interesting composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2007 10:52:44 AM
Not really sure what that is... but it looks cool!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2007 06:09:36 PM
This picture makes me feel both serene and anxious. I like how the long strands of light blend into and mimic the grass, and I appreciate the yoga pose! Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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