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No Smoking

By Pirate_Chris  
A friend of mine fire breathing at a weekly gathering of fire spinners I attend here in Nottingham.

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Leightonhs 9 155 1
30 Nov 2007 11:49PM
That's great, love the effect.

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1 Dec 2007 12:10AM
Great shot. I like this a lot.
Tanya
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
1 Dec 2007 11:32AM
wow - a striking result - looks like either someone watching a bonfire or an alien leaving it's ship.

very soft on the subject, though with the split second you had to get it, fair enough. better kit may have focussed on it in time, who knows

I'd crop away quite a chink of the top - it's not adding to the shot
iainpb 11 39
1 Dec 2007 2:35PM
Great effect, has an almost surreal sort of animation feel to it. I like the slight motion blur in the fire breather. Also like the space at the top, the way the fire fades through orange to black adds to the shot
deci 9 8 England
2 Dec 2007 11:16PM
Like Iain I think this a great shot - the fire breather looks like some 'fuzzy alien' type being thanks to the blur. Though for me the white bit is too....... white? I don't know if there was any shading (rolling fire, smoke) there and it would have been difficult to catch if there was, but for me anyway it just spoils an otherwise brilliant pic.

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