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Fire 'n' Ice

By JCowlan
Fire n Ice,
Another image from my college days. (About three years ago)
A black velvet background was used; it also covered the table we were working on.
On top of the black velvet on top of the table we placed a piece of plate glass.
My aperture was f8 and the shutter speed was 11secs .
By using methylated spirit as our ignition agent it gave us a blue flame.
The ice cubes were made of glass and we used glycerine to give an illusion of the ice melting.

If you try this at home be careful because methylated sprit burns very hot.

JCaslin another EPZ user was at college at the same time and we worked together on the set.

Only the border and title was added using photoshop
The image has been scanned onto my computer using my Epson 4990.

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Voters: taggart, tonymarq, Chant57 and 20 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Feb 2006 2:35PM
Wow--talk about iving dangerously--made you a good image!


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tonymarq 12 1 United States
28 Feb 2006 4:48PM
James amazing colour from the flame and the reflection of flame and glyserine on mirror perfect illusion well done and captured!

stay well
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2006 11:06PM
Lovely reflection with the glycerine providing a wonderful illusion of melting ice. lol @ "if you try this at home" about living dangerously!
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
1 Mar 2006 7:59AM
Hi James,a bit too dangerous for me,love the result though.Class composition.Take care.AnnSmile
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
1 Mar 2006 10:08AM
This is a wonderful image James,you brave person.
evelen 13 5 England
1 Mar 2006 10:30AM
Wow what a wonderful image .excellent capture.
1 Mar 2006 11:09AM
A great image with lovely colours.
lilipolala 12 8 Northern Ireland
1 Mar 2006 11:22AM
Interesting image
Well captured
Miriam xx
jcaslin 14
1 Mar 2006 11:23AM
I remember it well James! I am just pleased to say that my eyebrows grew back eventually!

vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2006 12:04PM
wow! great image!
well done
Jaye 12 3
1 Mar 2006 6:59PM
Terrific shot James well taken..Judith
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2006 10:09PM
Very interestind shot,
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2006 11:49PM
Very imaginative shot.

Well done .
mrsdaffy 12 16
3 Mar 2006 11:38AM
Good grief James, you certainly make it look easy, getting a shot like above was alot of work by the sound of it.. well worth a click Smile

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2006 12:44PM
like it!!
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2006 12:46PM
cool shot!or hot shot? lol made for a good abstract,sounds a bit dodgy with the meths and that!

3 Mar 2006 2:40PM
Brilliant shot, great imagination!
Well done bro xx
VNelson 13 3 United States
3 Mar 2006 2:57PM
Now this required some thought...and guts. It's a fascinating result, James.

LOL, James....Don't think I'm even going to try this at home...You are Too Funny!
But do Luv the shot and the title, Very Well Done!
Hope you were careful with this....Smile
Cheers and have a good weekend,
Suzan Smile
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
4 Mar 2006 5:58PM
Super capture!
donnaw 12
24 Mar 2006 12:21PM
this is a good photo, a very interesting and different picture.

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