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Mar 21, 2011 01:42 |  #1

One of my favourites from this year so far. The composition isn't perfect, but it was a pretty intense day of shooting and this was a lucky shot, one of those ones you see through the viewfinder and just know it's going to look awesome. Then you pray you don't blow the exposure...


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Feb 27, 2012 20:33 |  #2

You didn't blow anything! Great shot.




  
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Feb 27, 2012 22:04 |  #3

I agree... exposure looks excellent.


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Feb 28, 2012 10:11 |  #4

NIce job, the flames look great almost like they were dropped in after... I like it! :)




  
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Feb 28, 2012 10:33 |  #5

Great shot!


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Aug 25, 2012 12:57 |  #6

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Aug 25, 2012 20:20 |  #7

It would look even better if you actually went into the house and shot through some flames as the foreground with the firefighter as the subject. If you do that, I can guarantee you that you'll have real expressions on the firefighter since they'll be yelling at you to get the hell out of there.


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Aug 25, 2012 20:25 |  #8

Definitely didn't blow the exposure and the composition is fine, great work in a tough situation.


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Aug 25, 2012 21:54 |  #9

Wow high impact shot, I love it.


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Aug 26, 2012 07:35 |  #10

The pic is quite nice but great shot


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Aug 26, 2012 09:10 |  #11

Great shot! I would print this to 8x10 or 11x14 and give it to the firefighter. That would very likely gain you some access to the next fire....

You nailed the exposure right down! However, in chancy situations like this, the AEB capability of your 60D along with your User Selected Mode are your friends. Just register a one or one-half stop AEB along with burst mode as your User Selected Mode and you can select those parameters with a simple turn of the mode dial.

That way, when you come upon situations in which you might worry about the exposure, simply select the User Selected Mode by turning the mode dial and cease worrying. You will shoot three exposure bracketed shots at 5.3 frames/second with each press of the shutter button and then quit shooting until the next press of the shutter button.

It is unfortunate that the "Canon Gods" decided to reduce the three User Selected Modes of the 40D to two modes on the 50D and a single mode on your 60D. I am thrilled that they reversed their thinking and decided that User Selected Modes were important; providing the 7D with three User Selected Modes.

The User Selected Modes capability is one of my favorite bells and whistles on my 40D and 7D. I usually have one mode set up for shooting action, one mode set up for AEB and another mode set up for panos with manual exposure.


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Aug 26, 2012 09:44 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #12

Background flames are not easy to work with at all, as I found out with this one. This was a last-minute "Let's try this!" setup.....

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Aug 26, 2012 13:15 |  #13

Nice shot, although I feel like he is not looking in the right direction :)


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Sep 01, 2012 10:51 |  #14

a really really great shot, love it!
the color of his face looks off a bit, I bet if you added some contrast/clarity, then play with the highlights and shadows some it might get even better (and the flames would become even more "alive"...)
great work, good info on the AEB and user modes from RPCrowe too, thanks!!


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