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    JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    My attempt at this project will be with my trusty Canon 60D, and a 50mm f1.4.

    I don't use this lens nearly enough, and so I am hoping this will force me to work on composition manually, rather than via zoom.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    I'm in the same boat Andrew. I have a 50mm 1.8 that sits in my bag most of the time , so I will use it on my Sony A99 and see what i can come up with.
    Look forward to the challenge.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    I am NOT happy with my results for my first posting for JanuWednesFest, but it's all I've got. Sorry to disappoint!

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Pretty neat shot imho if not at least it is different.

    Perhaps crop the top down a bit so that the flame goes directly into the right top corner and cut out a bit from the bottom so that the lower bit of the burner has "support" on the edge?

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    What are you not happy with? I like it quite a lot, though consider allowing more black space above and to the right of the tip of the flame. That tip seems to be too crowded for me.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Thanks Bobo, and Mike.

    Mike, I'm not sure what I don't like. I think it just lacks creativity, and execution. I expect more of myself.

    I plan to try both of your suggestions tonight, as far as the crops go. Thanks for looking!

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Better? Worse? Worth the effort? Ha!!

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    I like the extra room at the tip of the flame. Simple but nicely done. I have a thing for fire!
    That looks like propane. Have you ever tried Mapp gas and a Turbo head? It will give you more colors.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    I like the edit with more room for the flame.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Exactly as I was thinking. Well done and definitely worth the effort to make the change!

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Can't add any more than what has been already said with the edited one Andrew.
    A definite improvement with just a slight adjustment.
    Nice work.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Andrew, I broke out my Mapp torch in an attempt to capture some more color and, well, I have to tell you that you made it look easy when it is not so. I cannot get the flame and the torch head to both look anywhere close to as good as yours. And I am not getting the colors I expected. Might have to dig out the acetylene torch?

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    you made it look easy when it is not
    A hallmark of almost all wonderful photographs and this one is no exception.

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    Re: JanuWednesFest - Andrew76

    Wow, thank you gentlemen. You're too kind. I'm still not sold on the image myself, but I suppose it has some merit.

    Jon, I haven't tried an MAPP torch, would be interested to though!

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