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Fireman watches oversized camp fire!
Fireman watches oversized camp fire!
aKiwi


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Challenge: Newspaper (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Olching, Germany
Date: Jun 19, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

Taken at a party to celebrate the longest day of the year.
Minor crop, neat image, sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.7899
Avg (commenters): 8.3462
Avg (participants): 6.3960
Avg (non-participants): 7.0171
Views since voting: 5557
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 276
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/21/2005 08:25:23 AM
Cool image (or should I say hot). I like his silhouette against the bonfire. The fire colors are so vivid.
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05/03/2005 11:13:46 PM
This is a really cool photo. The fireman really ties this whole thing together. Great job and even though its a bit late, congrats on the top 10...
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06/30/2004 03:18:38 AM
Man I muffed on the headline.
I submitted early, and wanted to come back & redo the headline when I thought of a better one, but forgot.
A better one would have been "Authorities burn biggest drug haul in history!!!"
Thanks for all the comments to everybody
06/30/2004 12:22:48 AM
Dramatic photo and a well-deserved top ten finish!! Congratulations!!
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06/30/2004 12:09:12 AM
You dog you! Another top ten finish! Is there any stopping you? Congrats, he said, again. <sigh> Well deserved placement for a well-executed photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2004 07:11:07 PM
Beautiful catch on the light from the fire, and the fireman against it!

Good work!
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06/29/2004 04:40:56 PM
Great shot. The headline is not a headline...
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06/29/2004 02:26:36 PM
I think if you gave youre shot a more "serious" title it would have more impact
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06/29/2004 12:26:25 PM
Wonderful photo. Not such a wonderful headline... but never mind. I love the picture and it is one of my top picks.
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06/29/2004 05:53:04 AM
Great shot. I think this is the thing that looks great centered. I think it loses a bit of impact off to one side. 7
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06/29/2004 01:21:10 AM
Very impressive! 10 !
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06/27/2004 08:01:26 PM
Very nice shot. But the title doesn't sound like a headline.
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06/26/2004 07:46:50 PM
nice, 10
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06/26/2004 04:08:21 AM
Perfect plaement to make the silhouette. Newspapers love these as the high contrast makes it easier to print.
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06/25/2004 11:51:44 PM
It tells a story, it has so much movement, the color & sillouhette- it's all superb. Newspaper worth by far- i gave it an 8 at first, but i now give it a 9. great job
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06/25/2004 11:37:42 AM
Sensational. Great exposure. 10
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06/25/2004 03:10:46 AM
photo 8, headline needs work though. Flames too big for campfire, more like bonfire. IMO
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06/25/2004 01:52:54 AM
This is beautiful. I love the silhouette and the simple intensity of the heat and flames. I hope to see a ribbon on this one... great work :)
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06/25/2004 12:30:10 AM
excellent composition. I think it would do better with a different title. "Oversized camp fire" doesn't sound like something newsworthy. But I'm voting on the photo not the title.. 8
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06/24/2004 11:13:39 PM
Beautiful image.
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06/24/2004 05:52:59 PM
Fantastic action shot, the compostion has impact to it. The way the silohuette is sharply outlined by the brightness of the flames, and the way the body, specifically the head, curves slightly into the direction of the flames. I maybe would have given it a different title though, this one doesn't really have that newspaper, headline kind of feel to it. I would have gone for something more dramatic. But it is still my favourite for the challenge (9)
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06/24/2004 05:27:32 PM
Very dramatic photo. The silouette is wonderful! Super entry for this challenge! One of my top three picks!
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06/23/2004 10:55:06 PM
Great capture perfect title. 10
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06/23/2004 05:00:05 PM
very strong image.
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06/23/2004 03:15:41 PM
That isn't really a headline. Why would the news reading public care to read a story about a firefighter watching a bonfire? You are simply describing what is evident to the viewer from the photo. The headline should clue the viewer in to the events of the story assuming there is one.

Quibbles about the headline aside, the photo does have some journalistic merit although I can't help feeling that in spite of the blaze, there isn't a real sense of immediacy here. Maybe it's a human interest story rather than a news story? The firefighter's pose looks casual an unhurried. He doesn't appear to think anything of significance is happening. In the end, this is kind of a cool sillouhette of a firefighter watching a bonfire. If your headline suggested an actual event this might work better as journalism.
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06/23/2004 12:43:07 PM
A beauty. Very clean on the fireman and movement in the flame. Right on the subject. great work! 10
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06/23/2004 12:19:20 PM
My title would be different but nice shot. Firese season again
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06/23/2004 06:52:31 AM
Amazing photo! I can't imagine this one not winning a ribbon, but I've been wrong before. :-) Great job!
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06/23/2004 05:51:32 AM
This is one of my preferred photo!
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06/23/2004 03:37:03 AM
wow, one of the best photo's yet. i think we may have a winner here! i love the image, the black figure of the fireman against the bright flame is stunning. 10 easily,
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06/23/2004 02:04:05 AM
Cool photo. A better headline would've made it much better though. Maybe something like "Local authorities burn contraband". Or something. Oversized campfire just isn't newsworthy IMO.
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06/23/2004 01:09:27 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW...... did i said WOW.... a10++++
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