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Challenge: Fire III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Dec 26, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2007

A tribute to all of the match pics that have scored well in the past - gaurawa, jadedyouth, and kiwiness are the three that come to mind.

I have never done a shot like this. This entry is a combination of trying something I had never done before and wanting to get a decent score as I have three mid to low 5s on my update page right now. Pandering to the DPC voter. Hopefully it works out for me.

This was the first capture of nearly 50 attempts. I tried matches at different angles, matches stacked single, double and triple, and waiting for different times in the burn. This was the cleanest of the bunch. The match is sticking out of some floral foam, black velvet backdrop (only lit that on fire once) and the 420ex bounced off a silver umbrella to the left. Overall much easier than I expected. The flash made all the difference.

PP - RAW conversion, several selective color adjustments to tweak the smoke color, heavy NI several times on the blue channel and one normal on the whole pic, USM, resize, more NI, USM, border and another NI.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.3216
Avg (commenters): 7.9474
Avg (participants): 7.3043
Avg (non-participants): 7.3254
Views since voting: 10130
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 255
Comments: 55
Favorites: 18 (view)


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09/17/2009 01:30:05 PM
Hey! This is the first I've seen of this. nicely done. funny thing is that it was the first capture. that's how it always works for me too. spend hours trying tons of different things and the best one is the first one. lol. great job! Gotta fav it!
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01/18/2008 01:46:51 PM
What a nice start to the year Tim! Congrats.
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01/12/2008 06:17:34 PM
Nice job!
Debbi
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01/11/2008 06:45:35 PM
Beautiful colors/congratulations
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01/10/2008 09:09:17 PM
Superb shot...congratulations!
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01/10/2008 02:26:50 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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01/10/2008 11:43:53 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon! Excellent colors with no "blow-outs" in a subject that invariably creates them! Tip-of-the-Hat to someone with great skill from someone who hopes to learn them! Blessings! :)

Message edited by author 2008-01-10 11:44:19.
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01/09/2008 11:29:04 PM
Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great to share the front page with BLUE's with you! Great image mate
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01/09/2008 07:55:29 PM
Congratulations! Excellent shot and gives an idea for something to try with one of my PaD shots.
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01/09/2008 07:51:52 PM
I think this is the best match shot I've seen, either on DPC or elsewhere. Congrats!
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01/09/2008 06:52:35 PM
Great job Tim!
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01/09/2008 06:00:15 PM
Congratulation Tim, this is a great picture. Well deserved Blue Ribbon :)
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01/09/2008 05:45:01 PM
Congratulations on first place. So you are saying that you got it right the first time...lol! Good work.
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01/09/2008 12:32:28 PM
go on tim bang that blue in there, nice start to the year
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01/09/2008 10:57:35 AM
Very nice! Congrats!
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01/09/2008 10:14:19 AM
Congratulations ! Amazing picture.
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01/09/2008 09:57:03 AM
Very nice. Congratulations on the Blue Ribbon!
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01/09/2008 09:00:26 AM
Yes. It's perfect! And well rewarded for your efforts :)
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01/09/2008 08:56:47 AM
Excellent capture Tim, Love the way the smoke bellows up to the center of the frame the composition and the added frame really make this one stand out above all the others in the challenge.

Congrats on the Blue.
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01/09/2008 05:42:01 AM
Congrats Tim on the Blue. Excellent shot with wonderful details and composition.
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01/09/2008 05:20:54 AM
Pandering pays off. :-) Nicely done and 'grats on another one of those blue thingies.
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01/09/2008 02:40:46 AM
Congrats, Tim, what a nice start for the 2008 Ribbon Chase!
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01/09/2008 02:00:04 AM
Congratulations, Tim. Another ribbon for the trophy cabinet (if that's where you're keeping them ;-Þ )
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01/09/2008 01:37:15 AM
well done/congratulations
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01/09/2008 01:08:05 AM
Congratulations, Tim! It's a great shot for sure, and you did it more than justice here. :)
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01/09/2008 12:51:18 AM
Congratulations, Tim. Excellent tribute and an excellent image.
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01/09/2008 12:45:40 AM
Well done Tim! You're on fire! There's no stopping you!
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01/09/2008 12:42:00 AM
Congrats on your Blue a wonderful clear crisp shot
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01/09/2008 12:29:03 AM
You've got a really hot picture, Tim.
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01/09/2008 12:15:40 AM
That's a beautiful example. I particularly like the texture in the flame, the sharp outline of blue, the wispy quality at the top.
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01/09/2008 12:14:06 AM
TIMMY!!!!! Congrats! :-)
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01/09/2008 12:11:04 AM
EXCELLENT RESULT and so worthy of the BLUE.....
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01/09/2008 12:04:26 AM
Well, you certainly convinced the voters! :) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2008 06:27:41 PM
really nicely captured flame im not too sure about the border though - 7
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01/08/2008 03:30:54 PM
Great use of the blue border! Excellent composition!
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01/08/2008 01:34:14 PM
Everyone seems to be taking this picture.
01/07/2008 07:22:40 PM
I like the flowing shape of the fire.
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01/06/2008 06:58:04 PM
Great colors.
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01/06/2008 02:13:34 PM
Very cool, love the blue flame to go with the red and orange.
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01/06/2008 07:35:02 AM
For another good ol' burning match picture this one is actually pretty good. Nice work.
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01/05/2008 07:47:41 PM
This is my pick for the blue. Everything from the composition to the colors and sharpness etc is perfect. Congrats on the ribbon. ;-)
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01/05/2008 07:26:34 PM
love the blue
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01/05/2008 05:04:13 PM
Love the cropping
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01/05/2008 06:58:35 AM
My favourite in the challenge so far. A thoughtout idea with an artistic merit. I especially like the abstract feel to the image, the attention paied to detail and subtle line flow... A very good composition and execution. Bravo!
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01/04/2008 10:17:38 PM
Well done. There have been a few of these types of shots. However, none of them had this great of color..
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01/04/2008 06:12:15 PM
Nice - good frame too.
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01/04/2008 01:32:21 PM
very nice capture.
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01/03/2008 11:36:29 PM
Very clean photograph. Good use of the dark background to the orange of the flame. Nice sharp image all around. The blue frame works very well with the blue of the smoke.
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01/03/2008 05:53:50 PM
Very nice, not just the flame but the smoke also... awesome!
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01/03/2008 02:08:01 PM
great focus, lovely colours and nice compostion. Best one in th challenge for me, 10
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01/02/2008 09:53:47 PM
Awesome capture! Love the blue flame around the brighter red. Really great shot. Only issue is that there is some green fringing on the match stick.
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01/02/2008 12:58:21 PM
Beautiful. Tribute to Kiwiness, I imagine. Hope you ribbon with this, it's definitely the best so far.
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01/02/2008 07:10:29 AM
head of match looks oversharpened, match has a greenish cast. other than that very well done, like how the border repeats the thin blue lines of the smoke
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01/02/2008 03:36:27 AM
Another excellent flame shot. I love how smooth the outside blue flame is. Nice capture.
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01/02/2008 12:23:03 AM
My favorite among the "match" pictures in the challenge. Good combination of fire and smoke.
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