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The colours. Stuffed. Again. CURSE YOU DEVIANTART (jks i love you). Please view here

Hmmm... not sure how i feel about this. Kind of interesting shooting though; turns out flowers really aren't very flamable at all. I got this shot with generous amounts of Zippo lighter fluid and two boxes of matches. Nothing does the trick like lighter fluid ;)
I have so many freaking ideas for photos but they all involve overhead views. So they will continue to torment me until i get a new (DECENT) tripod. I'm just gonna pretend i don't wanna smash my piece of crap against a wall until then.
I need to get out and take some more extravagant conceptual photos soon. I'm thinking some levitation, maybe? ;)

14 days till christmas... excited, anyone??
Have a wonderful holiday season, you weird ass deviants ;) :blowkiss:

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Copyright Azrael Cosgrove 2012
Shot with a Pentax K-r

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The idea, the execution, the composition, the subject, the intrigue, I love it! The scene, though, is actually heavily burdened by the background. I would suggest manipulating the lighting during your shoot. If you had, say, one or two lights shining directly onto your hands, and the rest of your body in shadow, it would pull the focus to the flower and take care of some of that seemingly accidental background. I think that's what you actually started to do by wearing black (which really does work.. good job!).

Suggestion for something to play with: you might want to play with the cropping more before deciding on your final image. The way you have it now, you're displaying the foreground and the background. If, for example, you want to portray only the foreground and mid-ground, you might want to pull in the top and bottom edges.

Anyway, your hands and the flower look fabulous and it really is a good photo. I look forward to seeing more.
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roguephoenix311 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
crazy i would have figured you had photoshopped that effect on the flower. very cool
ShutterBug97 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Nah man i don't really agree with adding things into photos that weren't there. Thats were i imagine the boundary between photography and photomanipulation. Like to keep it all in-camera :D
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! : [link] :hug:
ShutterBug97 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :hug:
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December 10, 2012
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Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 10, 2012, 3:05:06 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows