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This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 9 April to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a general understanding of the artistic aspects of photography. Remember, the selected photo will be displayed on our main site header for a week. Submit something that you and the members of our site will want to look at and admire for seven days! This contest is for the community to choose what they LIKE (not what they dislike), with the most liked being displayed on the main site header for a week.

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THIS WEEK's theme is FIRE

(And the last of our classical elements series.)


This theme is the fourth of a four-week series. The NEXT WEEK will conform to the theme below. Each week will be for a different element: Earth, Air, Water, Fire. The idea is to depict the ancient "Classical Elements", often involved in magic, fundamental to the workings and creation of the universe. Opposing and complementary.

This week's theme is about the Classical Element of Fire. All photos must involve this searing element in some way or another. We encourage you to show you creative side here - show us fire in a whole new way. See full details about the theme here.


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Ignition

Match igniting

A very literal translation of the theme. Bigger version here.

Nikon D5000 w. Tamron 70-300 at 135mm, f8, 1/640, ISO 200

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    Nice capture. The one thing I'd try to change is to add some fill light so we see the details of the match head. – ysap Apr 3 '12 at 18:51
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    Thanks - tricky to add fill light in such a small area with such a fast shutter speed. – ElendilTheTall Apr 3 '12 at 19:05
  • Fill with a poorly focused laser? – rfusca Apr 4 '12 at 13:52
  • I'm all out of lasers as it happens. – ElendilTheTall Apr 4 '12 at 13:59
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Vigilante Justice

Vigilante Justice

Larger version on Flickr. Probably a little busy for this size, but what the heck, I like the image. :)

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    +1 There are no words for how much I like this – rfusca Apr 3 '12 at 5:14
  • @rfusca - Thank you! :) – John Cavan Apr 3 '12 at 10:36
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    Burn! Burn! MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!1 ...Yeah. – Mateen Ulhaq Apr 4 '12 at 1:34
  • "If you strike me down now I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" – ElendilTheTall Apr 4 '12 at 10:57
  • Wow... this definitely gets my vote. – Nathan Osman Apr 6 '12 at 0:36
  • This town ain't big enough for the two of us. +1 – J. Walker Apr 7 '12 at 23:52
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The Dragon

The Dragon

This photo was taken using Canon PowerShot. I was playing with long exposure and trying to draw something using the fire that we set for warming on the lake, I guess I was lucky to get this dragon.

Larger version can be found here

  • voted for you, even though I have myself posted a pic here. :) – Aquarius_Girl Apr 6 '12 at 14:14
  • @AnishaKaul Thank you so much :) – K'' Apr 6 '12 at 14:22
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Abstract Flames

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Very late submission, an upside down photo of rooibos tea. Larger Version

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Birth and Death

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Agni - God of fire

Fire

According to Hindu culture, Agni is the god of fire.

Larger version at Flickr

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The forge

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