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I went to Cardiff bay yesterday and if all went well I was going to nip back to the city centre to see if there was anything of interest and this chap was definitely interesting and more will follow.

The bay was also interesting and a few from there will also follow.

The lighting and exposure was difficult as he was in the shade. I had one chance to take this unless I hung around for half an hour and I really didn't want to.

Camera:Pentax K-x
Lens:Sigma 18-125
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2012 - 2:46 PM
Focal Length:26m
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Shade

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 12:23 PM

Simply excellent, Ken - grab the opportunity while you can.
I'm looking forward to more.
Regards
Bill

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43894 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM

A stunning, well timed, well composed image of the highest order, simply quite unique.

Regards Nathan

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digital_boi
9 Sep 2012 - 1:14 PM

well worth waiting for a fine capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44626 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 1:28 PM

Perfectly timed, Ken. He looks as if he is holding the bar in the air by some invisible force, and not about to catch it. The droplet of flame under the main blaze is a bonus detail.

Malc

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 1:50 PM

Wow, what a shot Ken, you should be very proud of this one.

Nick

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CaroleS
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9 Sep 2012 - 2:18 PM

A superb shot Ken.
Carole

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achieverswales

Must say Ken this is up there with your best captures, the exposure and clarity is awesome, I hope this gets the recognition it deserves.

Regards

Trev.

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JohnChambersPhotography

The timing and detail are outstanding, this is very good work indeed.

John

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WhiteRose1
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9 Sep 2012 - 5:24 PM

The detail and colour in the flames are amazing, Ken, and the whole image is so well timed. Excellent street photography of a street performer.

Dave

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

Explosive !!! Ken, hot image.
Ron.

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 8:36 PM

Fantastic shot Ken.
Brian

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 10:12 PM

Goodness gracious - great balls of fire.Wink Nice one Ken.
Brian.

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 12:04 AM

great image..though I;m surprised he has any stubble left!!

GarethSmile

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 7:45 AM

A great shot Ken - done well with the exposure - "great balls of fire" came to mind

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 9:30 AM

Very well captured Ken SmileSmile
Helen

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 10:19 AM

Incredible capture, Ken, flames exposed really well.


Ray

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

Have an RC on me Ken..It deserves it.

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Maiwand
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10 Sep 2012 - 2:41 PM

Well worth the time spent on the visit and the effort Ken. Cracking good shot.
Ron

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 4:32 PM

Great shot achieved in difficult lighting xx

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 6:00 PM

Wow! Those are two giant fire balls. Excellent capture............Sandy

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twelvemegs
10 Sep 2012 - 6:19 PM

Red hot image Ken.

David

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Sep 2012 - 3:50 PM

Spot on with this shot love it, great balls of fire springs to mind lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121090 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 5:30 PM

that's a great shot Wink

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Source
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13 Sep 2012 - 11:19 PM

Wow!A fantastic capture
-source

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:28 PM

A most impressive image indeed, you are on red hot form Ken

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