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The Burner

By dusfim
Hello all fellow photographers.

Hope all Safe from Coronavirus.In Malta till now we are doing fine thank GOD.
I am trying some light painting for a change and other subject which I upload in my nex image.

Take care all and stay safe.


Tags: Still life Light painting

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chase Plus
14 1.7k 411 England
9 Jul 2020 8:30PM
Hi Mario,
I really like this, right up my street !
Just needs those verticals straightening a touch, which I have done in my mod, approx 1 degree counter clockwise.
I did very slightly reduce the yellows, just a touch in the camera raw filter on a separate layer.
Lightened the handle and a couple of other bits using a levels layer.
Darkened the black bg, again in the camera raw filter within Photoshop.

Applied the sRGB colour profile as it was set to AdobeRGB.

The light painting has worked very well here, well done.

Then....I added a teeny puff of smoke, that is purely a selfish addition Blush and this image doesn't need it.

I wish this was my image Mario, one that would certainly have my vote and even a User Award from me in the main Gallery.
I so want that burner !!!

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dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1679 England
9 Jul 2020 10:05PM
Light painting is fun, and this has worked well.

What was your light source? A torch, or something more specialised?
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4149 Canada
10 Jul 2020 4:30AM
Looks lie you've done well with this Mario

pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2020 3:53PM
You did well with the light painting, Mario, and the old blow torch/burner is an interesting subject, too.

I suspect that you wanted to keep your subjects simple for experimenting with this technique, but I feel that one extra element might add a bit more interest to a viewer. Nothing large, but a different shape and texture of some kind, even if it's just an oily rag or a workman's gloveSmile.

I find very little to critique on this image, I like it a lot. However, I had a strong desire to see a little more detail, and so I did a modification where I lifted the shadows a bit. I also straightened the image, and added a bit more space on the left, where to my mind the burner is "facing". This resulted in a square format.

dusfim 10 Malta
11 Jul 2020 9:43AM

Thanks for your comment and upload. I agree with your constructive comment.

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