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Fire Tree
Fire Tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Caylabne Bay Resort, Cavite, Philippines
Date: Apr 11, 2009
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009

There is a funny story behind this picture. As soon as the sunset was over, we got ready to go back to the hotel, we packed up and rode the SUV. My brother, inserted the key and turned the ignition, "Click click click click"! The car wouldn't start, and we were in the middle of nowhere, 15 minutes drive away from the resort! We tried tightening the battery contacts but still no go. Soon, it got dark, my son started panicking and started crying. Haha! Good thing the guard house was close, so we asked for the guard's help. He radioed for a mechanic, but none was around, so he just radioed for a shuttle to pick us up and just leave the car there until morning. The guard also told us about another resort guest having the same experience at exactly the same spot happening the day before, right in front of the freaky fire tree. My mom immediately concluded it was supernatural, haha!! It was fun and tiring.

Shot in RAW.

Place: 7 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.5134
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.0182
Avg (non-participants): 6.7197
Views since voting: 2385
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 187
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/22/2009 12:45:08 AM
Wow! This is the highest place I've ever gotten! Thank you so much people!!!

Oh, if you guys want to see more from this vacation, you can view it here: //gallery.jml-i.com/gallery134.htm

And my blog: //www.singleshutter.com/index41.htm

Message edited by author 2009-04-22 00:46:53.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 05:18:32 AM
04/20/2009 10:32:27 AM
Now that's a nice effect! Painted with the last rays of the sun.
04/20/2009 09:17:45 AM
Good composition and depth.
04/19/2009 10:26:56 PM
More a image of lighting than a creative use of lighting. It's hard to rate this because of it's nature. It might have been a better approach to find a subject and then use the lighting to create the image rather than of the light itself.
04/19/2009 03:21:15 PM
Wonderful image, nice saturation and contrast giving a feeling of both warmth and drama at the sametime.
04/18/2009 01:14:38 PM
Great shot
04/18/2009 01:58:40 AM
Simple, serene and sweet! Nice contrast on the tree. 7
04/16/2009 03:36:15 AM
I love this!! Would make a beautiful wallpaper and also a wonderful Print!!I love how the tree is so gnarly at the base and then becomes so soft out at the ends.. and the colors of the sunset/rise are amazing how they light the tree. I would give ya 10 10's if I could
04/15/2009 10:41:14 PM
Wonderful. I like how the sun side lights the edge of each part of the tree's three big branches. Gorgeous.

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