I've posted a string of Canadian pics of late, so I thought I'd throw in a travel pic today to mix things up. They are 2 separate pics, I just stuck them together so I didn't have to post them twice and I figure it's the same theme...
These were taken the evening after the Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Beach (the night of the party I knew I'd be in no condition to take pics!).
Playing with fire is a pretty common site on Thailand's beaches, but especially so here. The pic on the left is of someone playing with a firestaff, my personal weapon of choice when it comes to pyro fun! It looks cool and it's surprisingly easy to learn (the basics at least).
Both pics were taken without flash so the sharpness is a little off, and the pic to the right suffers from too much noise (a problem with the Panasonic in low light, high ISO conditions), but hey whatever! I'm posting these pics to show some beach life, not because they're technically great.
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AdrianW (2274) 2003-11-15 16:34
Nice shots! Of the two I much prefer the left hand image - but then I've never really been a fan of selective desaturation... The trails on the left image are surprisingly sharp for a fire shot - well captured! NeatImage is probably the solution to your noise problem - why not post the image as a Workshop (or email it to me) and I'll see what I can do :-D
Liora (1857) 2003-11-15 16:46
Two good photos, but I don't like the presrntation of the both of them together -- although they relate to the same theme, they have different colors and composition. IMHO, they would benefit a separate posting.
As to the photos themselves I liked the left one better - very interesting pattern of fire and beutiful colors.
green (1014) 2003-11-15 22:13
Au contraire! I have to totally disagree with Liora. Both picture work well together. I like how the circle shape and horizontal line shape of fire interact together. The same about the colours; the fact one picture is desaturated except for the fire contrast with the other and it does enhance the readability of the composition.
I will also desagree with you Alex about using a flash (even in slow sync); I'm glad you didn't use it, I dont't think adding more sharpness would have improved the pictures in the contrary. The same goes for the grain (I won't call it noise). This does give back the true atmospher of a full moon party on the beach as I know it.
ree (1) 2003-11-17 10:40
great pics. both have the feeling in them. the fire on the left so sharp and the yellow light on the sand. the right one is like i was at the party.
Luko (13998) 2003-11-26 11:26
This is to me a very smart composition of shots. I like the way you assorted two different sizes, format and medium in your presentation, it really adds a special twist and renews the genre.
The really good part is that you kept the same level of abstraction for each of your shots. The first thing that comes up to the eyes is a simple shape : funny these shapes recall the logical symbols I and O.
Is there something metaphorical behind?
eduaraujo (185) 2004-06-30 0:14
Hi alex. I like very much this kind of fire-photo. I prefer the left one too but all the two form a good composition. See you. Eduardo
voodoo (60) 2004-09-07 2:31
Its hard to take photos of this stuff. I have tried only print film...next time i will try slide I shoud get better results...Yes, I have tried it it is quite fun, but the guy who I photographed had burns all over the place. I dont know if I would enjoy that aspect...the guy on the left must have been spinning fast!! Was 1/74 the sh sp for it?? Have fun....matt
zto (292) 2004-11-08 11:17
Oh Very Nice Alex. TFS. What a great circle of fire you got from the staff. I haven't tried the staff yet. Hey, i am bran new with the pois. I just bang my own head at teh moment...well my knees get some too...Ouch...hehe. Taht is just part of the fun hehe. Hope i'll be able to use fire in teh spring or summer. Wanna do a fire show at my friends wedding in June so :)
coco (30439) 2005-06-24 5:48
I like both, but I would prefer two post for two photos. Anyway, a good job.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-03-21
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC20
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/74 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Full Moon Party--Koh Phangan, Thailand [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-15 15:43