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Classic Hell

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Challenge: Hell (Basic Editing)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Dec 11, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2007

Classical interpretation, and I got to play with fire (usually that's reserved for the Boy Scouts in the house). Should be worth a 5 ... although lately I've been guessing very badly!

Envisioned a hand reaching out of the flames with nothing else in the shot. Alone and in pain sort of mood to it, mutely entreating someone to help.

Draped a black cloth over my cabinets and stove, placed a glass where my hand would go so I could focus, then made a little tray of aluminum foil, poured rubbing alcohol in it, placed it in front of the glass, hit the timer on the camera, lit the alcohol and put my hand in place of the glass. Trying for a supplicating hand gesture ... flame was hot so I may have moved!

More or less turned out the way I envisioned. Might have preferred not to have that gap in the flames but fire is kind of hard to control. Could have put another Tray O' Fire behind my hand but thought that the concept came across well enough here without risking my kitchen.

Not really sure what galleries this would fit in.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, levels on red channel, adjusted gamma and contrast, white balance shift to redder, reduced noise, increased brightness, decreased gamma, increased contrast, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Place: 54 out of 80
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2007 10:05:59 AM
Too nice to depict hell. Clean picture though with nice contrasting colors.
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12/12/2007 11:19:01 AM
i think the hand could use a more awkward pose here to emote the whole "anguish and burning" concept.
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