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Old Dec 3, 2005, 3:57 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I am new here and new to photography. My name is Del and I am atempting to post a photo for the challenge, I think it meets the criteria. Oh yes the trade, how about "Arsonist"
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 4:47 AM   #2
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Del,

Very well executed. Personally I think it meets all of the requirements. Love the subtle lighting and composition. My only really picky con is that I would personally prefer a touch more light. That's total idiosyncratic.

The cigarette looks hand rolled and it's a shame that someone that careful about their cigarette would be in such a profession....:-)

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Old Dec 3, 2005, 7:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to view the image, and also for your kind words. I see what you meen about more light.



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Old Dec 3, 2005, 8:35 AM   #4
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This is a very good photo but I don't know if smoking is a trade?? Great shot tho!

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This is a very good photo but I don't know if smoking is a trade?? Great shot tho!

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Thanks for your comment, :?

as I stated the trade is Arsonist



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Old Dec 3, 2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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O.k. I accept! :blah:

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Old Dec 3, 2005, 3:37 PM   #7
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I hope law enforcement is not watching this! Nice moody shot. I agree that that must be a hand rolled cigarette or another kind of smoking material??:G:G:G

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Only the finest Virginia.:homey:
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Old Dec 7, 2005, 2:45 PM   #9
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I really like the darkness of this photo. It seems appropriate to the hand-rolled cigarette and the well-used Zippo. Additionally, the composition is excellent.

It looks as if you did the vignette in a photo editor. If you really like vignettes (I love them), then you might want to practice creating them naturally using a single, narrow light source, though it might have caused problems in this particular photo because of the high reflections you'd get on the metal.
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Don't know if this was intended but the cigarette could serve as a time delay fuse for an arsonist, or for a kid wanting to set off a firecracker (how I learned about this technique) BTW - I really like this photo.
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