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Old Sep 12, 2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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Let me admit right off, I was playing with matches. Here are some of the results.

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Old Sep 12, 2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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After the initial flare.

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Old Sep 12, 2009, 7:45 AM   #3
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Both cool shots. Im sure anyone who has tried to photograph a flaring match can attest to its difficulty.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 8:21 AM   #4
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Great job. Did you read the link on photographing match flares or did you do this on your own? Either way, the shots are great.

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Both cool shots. Im sure anyone who has tried to photograph a flaring match can attest to its difficulty.

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Great job. Did you read the link on photographing match flares or did you do this on your own? Either way, the shots are great.

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Thank you Cal. I didn't read the link I just messed around on my own. I used a tripod for the camera and a long flexible clip I have that is designed for holding things for macro photography to hold the matches. The first thing I discovered was that shooting in a totally dark room didn't provide enough light to be able to see the match stick. I was just using the light from the match. In my fiddling I tried shining a red LED flashlight on the match and then shot a rapid burst just as the match caught fire. That's what you see above.
I really need to explore this some more. The biggest down side to doing this in my computer room was all the smoke it created. Thanks for the compliments.

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I just went back and looked at the link on shooting matches. I am going to see if I can't recreate some of those shots.
Very Cool....Thanks

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Old Sep 12, 2009, 5:42 PM   #7
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SMAC,
Very well done!
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