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Old Mar 9, 2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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From the challenge description...."Drops, bubbles, flowing liquid, air can make for facsinating photography. "........The fluidity of the gases in a fire...levels and sharpness only


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Old Mar 9, 2008, 1:43 PM   #3
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Fire can be an extremely difficult subject to photograph. Since it is constantly in motion, the auto-focus can't lock on to it. Since flame is transparent, when shooting outdoors against a light background it is almost impossible to see.

I like your composition here but the lack of focus troubles me. You might try again using manual focus. Since a fairly fast shutter is needed to capture the moving flames, depth of field suffers. You might try backing up about five to ten feet and use a longer zoom. This will give a greater DOF with the same aperture and shutter speed. This is a technique that portrait photographers often use and I've seen it recommended many times in photography magazines.

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