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Fire Dance
Fire Dance

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Challenge: Dance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Feb 23, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

Thanks to both of my parents who braved the chilly wind to assist with this shot. My father stood in front of me and hand-fired the on-camera flash from another camera while my mother clicked off the shutter.

My fire poi started falling apart after about 20 shots, and it started raining, so I had to pick the best of those few if I were to pick anything at all. This was the best of them.

Went with the tritone because it was the best way to even out the flesh tones and eliminate background clutter in Basic Editing. I would really, really have liked to clone out the blob on the right (which I think is a neighbor's window).

I'm not enthralled with this shot for a number of reasons, but I went to the effort of taking and processing it, so I'm submitting it anyway. Here goes nothing!

Place: 14 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.0450
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.5667
Avg (non-participants): 6.1004
Views since voting: 1318
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 289
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2010 07:31:13 PM
this is great
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02/26/2010 06:35:32 PM
Cool shot of someone playing with sparkler. I still don't see the dance
02/25/2010 06:52:54 PM
love his expression and the movement of the fire. Great shot
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02/25/2010 05:19:31 PM
Beautifully captured. The light on the dancer is great and so is the composition.
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02/24/2010 08:40:57 PM
loved the fine details of the fire
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02/24/2010 07:29:40 PM
Wish I knew how to do these shots. Very interesting indeed!
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02/24/2010 03:58:30 PM
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02/24/2010 02:41:39 PM
Nice job of capturing the man's face in the center of the fire.
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02/24/2010 02:15:17 AM
He seems very static to me.
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