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Burning Steel
3rd PlaceBurning Steel
sarampo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shutter Speed II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Carrasqueira, Portugal
Date: Oct 1, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30s
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2011

Taken in Carrasqueira, in Portugal.
A great place full of little wooden piers, around 20 of them, just a photographer's paradise.

This is another one of burning steel wool, with my good friend Sam (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' insomniac and Paulo.



Thanks for the great comments everyone, really really glad where this one ended up :) !!!

As for the photo, we had the opportunity of doing this with high tide, which required a lot of planning.
Actually, we had it setup for 2 months, it was just lucky that the challenge came when it did.

These piers are over 2m high and when in low tide there's mud everywhere. So we had to time it to get the sunset and the high tide around the same time of day.

As for the photo itself, we looked up a tutorial on how to burn steel wool, this was the best we found:
Burning steel wool

Please be very careful when trying this, it's very hot and you could burn something!

Then we setup the cameras and it was a normal long exposure photo.
Editing is mostly a lot of selective sharpening, and a few tweaks with the colour temperature of the photo.


Also, as a few people mentioned, the place was awesome even without the pyrotechnics.
A few shots we could get from that day:

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 116
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Avg (commenters): 8.3000
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Views since voting: 5671
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 129
Comments: 26
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10/13/2011 09:40:47 AM
prettiful

Message edited by author 2011-10-13 09:41:18.
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10/11/2011 05:20:47 AM
The effect on the water is mystical!
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10/10/2011 11:16:42 AM
Neat-O! Congrats!
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10/10/2011 10:33:48 AM
Congratulations on a great finish!!

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10/10/2011 10:13:05 AM
Congrats to you,lovely stuff.
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10/10/2011 08:01:03 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - it looks dangerous!
Love your other pier shots too.
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10/10/2011 06:07:48 AM
Congrats and welcome back, buddy. Other shots are great as well. Save one for the free study!
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10/10/2011 03:05:27 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. These images are so much fun.
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10/10/2011 12:27:49 AM
congrats on your ribbon!
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10/10/2011 12:27:45 AM
Very dynamic image Joao, congrats on your ribbon! And be careful not to set any of those wooden piers on fire... ;)
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10/10/2011 12:24:46 AM
Very dynamic photo! Congrats on the yellow!
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10/10/2011 12:12:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon João! Linda foto!
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10/10/2011 12:11:37 AM
My absolute top pick! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/10/2011 12:06:22 AM
Awesome...looks like a massive grinder. Congrats on 3rd.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2011 01:09:10 PM
Awesome!
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10/07/2011 02:55:23 AM
Stunning 10.
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10/06/2011 05:20:59 PM
I love the movement and stillness...
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10/06/2011 01:41:29 PM
Love the angle and perspective.

Great Shot!
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10/06/2011 12:05:45 PM
Very cool shot
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10/04/2011 12:00:55 PM
So cool
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10/04/2011 08:46:56 AM
awesome color and backdrop.
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10/03/2011 07:36:04 PM
that's just amazing and reflection adds to it nicely
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10/03/2011 02:59:43 PM
I assume this is steel wool on fire? I really have to try this one day. Nice shot.
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10/03/2011 12:46:31 PM
Front page in my eyes.
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10/03/2011 12:17:21 PM
Eye-catching shot - Looks like a great spot for a photo, with or without the sparks.
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10/03/2011 08:36:14 AM
Fabulous concept. Stunning PWL image. Should do well. Front page.
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