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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

30 Days of Photographs II: Fire





This post is a part of the 30 Days of Photographs II challenge. Please visit the rest of the participants for more fantastic photos: MikeWJ, Nicky and Mike, Mo, Meleah, John, aka nonamedufus, Bryan, aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A., 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine. *
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36 comments:

  1. Mine was a similar idea, but nowhere near as close in execution. As always, you rule. I bow.

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  2. Someone is dancing a little to close to the flame!  Wonderful photo!

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  3. Very pretty -as far as the "f" word goes. Is that how you keep warm in Finland?

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  4. You have REAL matches! That looks awesome!

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  5. Very pretty and very simplistic...and such a beautifully lit photo.  :)

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  6. If you'd waited any longer that would be an entirely different picture. I like how you chose to snap it half-way down instead of when it was struck. The burnt part of the match simply adds to what is already a great pic. Nice, Ziva.

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  7. It is better to light just one little candle than to...shit! That hurts!

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  8. Just admit it, you're only bowing because you're afraid of me, aren't you? ;)

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  9. Thanks, Linda! It was a close call, but luckily, no one got hurt. ;)

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  10. Yes, actually, it is. Although, I'm not sure we're talking about the same "F" word...

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  11. Thank you, I'm really glad you liked it. :)

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  12. Thanks, dufus. Will you think less of me if I told you I snapped it half-way down just because it was fun seeing M try to hold the burning match as long as possible?

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  13. Oddly, that's the exact same thing M said while posing for that photo.

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  14. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    There are several things I like about this photo: 1) It's simple, including the background; 2) the lighting is very dramatic; 3) it's simultaneously beautiful and a little bit scary because M's fingers are about to get burned; 4) I'm impressed with your ability to hold the camera still enough for long enough to get a picture in that little light, and also impressed with M's patience. He must be a Kung Fu master.

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  15. I really like this, mostly for its simplicity.  Nice shot!

    ;-)

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  16. I assumed that these are M's hands, rather than those of a random stranger that you persuaded to hold a match.

    The raw nature of this is perfect. Not just the dark and light, but the way the hand is caught is lovely.

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  17. Ha! Maybe to switch my luck with that word I should move to Finland!

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  18. So pretty!  I nearly burned my house down as a kid playing with matches!

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  19. M doesn't need patience to do what I ask him to do. ;) I'm glad you liked the photo, though. It was a bit of a last-minute solution when I couldn't think of anything else. So a dark room and some matches it was. Simple, with the flame as the only light source.

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  20. Thank you! Sometimes, thankfully, simple is enough. ;)

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  21. Yup, they're M's hands. Although, persuading a random stranger to hold a match for me couldn't possibly be that difficult, could it?

    Out of about 20 photos, only a few really showed the hand and how the light fell on it, the rest were way too dark. I guess I was lucky to get this one. ;)

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  22. Oh wow, that sounds scary! To think that something so pretty can be so destructive..

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  23. Yes! Finland is awesome, full of great "F" words.

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  24. Excellent shot, and I can totally see the smoke detector going off while you try to get the perfect take. 

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  25. Wow! You truly captured the low, warm glow of a match. Awesome lighting! I'm convinced that I can smell the sulphur in the air from the striking of the match.

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  26. Very pretty, Ziva. This is the second time M's hand has played a part in this challenge. Is he going to help out on day 27 as well?

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  27. I love it. Perfect photo. Beautiful. 

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  28. Hah, the matches did not make the smoke detector go off. However, the same can't be said for when I made dinner...

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  29. It wouldn't surprise me if you could smell it, we had to light one or two before I got a decent photo..

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  30. M's hands have proved very useful, indeed. However, for day 27 I have something else planned, no M at all.

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  31. Thanks, Kristen, I'm glad you liked it. :)

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