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Shot with and MP-E 65 at 1x (minimum magnification) f16, 15s exposure in dark room (long exposure to allow time for the spark while letting the finger disappear)

Lit with a ringflash (M 1/64) for fill and a handheld 580 EX II (Manual, 1/128, zoom 105mm) fired 4 times handheld, three against the background to give the smokey look and one from above right to add some detail to the wheel and inside of the lighter.

No postprocessing -> straight through lightroom default settings.

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  1. leesure 63 months ago | reply

    The 'how' is more interesting than the result. Good ideas...thanks for those.

    -Voted "deleteme4" (by the Delete me! Group)

  2. [x] 63 months ago | reply

    bores me to death

  3. Yareque 63 months ago | reply

    At this rate sofilou should be dead by now

    -Voted "saveme3" (by the Delete me! Group)

  4. eljoergen 63 months ago | reply

    Nice cam.


  5. jojobeanz 63 months ago | reply

    It's kinda neat but...


  6. Daniel Espinoza 63 months ago | reply

    good technique but it doesn't seem to be as interesting as the explanation does


  7. ~Shanth 63 months ago | reply

    Good technique, but nothing special about the subject

    -voted as "deleteme" (from the DeleteMe! group)

  8. katachthonios 63 months ago | reply

    Great technique, well executed, but the compostion doesn't work for me... I 'm having a hard time coming up with a good suggestion on how to change though.

    Just because I couldn't do any better doesn't prevent...


  9. rUKA mIGUEL [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    Great Pic, good work, I'm a zippo fan...................

  10. alifareed 60 months ago | reply


  11. Geekr 52 months ago | reply

    thanks 4 sharing

  12. Zach Zerr-Photography 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fire, Flames, Explosions!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. Magic Mushr00m 44 months ago | reply

    wwwoooww, sooo awesome, dude!!!!!

  14. lundyd 35 months ago | reply

    I'm a bit perplexed that so many people don't like it. I think it's great!

  15. Agostino Zamboni 34 months ago | reply

    Wordless! I love this shot!

  16. CindiK. 27 months ago | reply

    Very cool. I grew up where they make Zippo Lighters in Bradford, Pa. I'll bet you could send them this for advertising. Nice work!

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