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Old Dec 16, 2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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One hand on camera while the other strikes the match.
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 8:54 PM   #2
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All these views and no reply?

Sorry Fred, I must have missed it in here, but I would like to congratulate you on a magnificent idea.I think if that was me I would have burnt my fingers doing it.

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Old Dec 17, 2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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I thought you were going to let him stew awhile longer Paul ?????



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Hi Fred,,,,nice shot,,,,can`t afford a lighter there or what....



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Old Dec 17, 2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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brianhare wrote:
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I thought you were going to let him stew awhile longer Paul ?????



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No, that was your plan Brian, I remember you mentioning it.

I've beenfrying my brain looking for a load of darkroom stuff.

Looks like a 28-300mm lens is on it's way to me soon.

Hell, I may even keep the DCS back and have a 760mm lens?

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Old Dec 18, 2004, 12:30 AM   #5
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Hi Fred;

The match is really cool... er, I mean um... hot. It is different from a candle shot in that the match has more of a purpose - it is transitory; its purpose will be fulfilled in a short moment, whereas a candle is more static. The purpose of this match is unknown, which then becomes an unanswered question for your viewer.

Well done.

I find the background of this shot a little distracting, though. It is almost distinct enough to make out the details, but not quite. I admit that lighting the background would be difficult to manage; maybe it would work better against a blank background instead. But now I'm quibbling. I like your shot a lot - the match and the flame are dead-on.

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Old Dec 21, 2004, 5:47 PM   #6
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Thanks, I think . . . Paul and Brian. I never received a notice of these or Tom's reply although I've marked "watch item." oh well it was a nice surprise when I looked in today.
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Tom, your take on the photo is interesting. I agree it would have been better with a solid black background. I'd like to say that I was creating a mysterious background, which is what I see when I look at it but I was not.
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I agree it would have been better with a solid black background. I'd like to say that I was creating a mysterious background, which is what I see when I look at it but I was not.
Actually, Fred, the way I see it you have three choices: 1) shoot with a plain background 2) illuminate the existing background to expose the details, or 3) keep it the way you initially envisioned it. Any of these choices are window dressing for the match itself, which is our point of interest. I'm hardly one to suggest any one choice here is any better or worse than what you have in your mind. Keep shooting the way you want; you know what you like.

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