Dan spins fire.

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  1. TiCoyote

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    My friend Dan does poi (fire spinning). I went over to his place and took some shots. These are my favs.

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    I have to admit. That is pretty good, #3 is my favorite. Good shots.
     
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    The selective colour was a really good idea on your part!
    #3 looks amazing.
     
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    Here's my own thoughts first:
    #1, really like the color of the fire. Wish I could figure out how to replicate it. I'm not sure I really like the angle, but I'm not sure it's any better when I straighten the horizon.

    #3 I like the closer crop and the selective desaturation. I wish I could have left the color of the flame in the lenses of his goggles, but alas, it looked too weird.

    #4 Cool, but cheesy a the same time.

    #5 Raaaaaar!

    #6-7 I could do without the red "ghosting" near his face.

    #8 Again, I like the close crop. I know that flash shadows are undesirable, but I think it adds to the form and shape of his pose.

    #9 I really like how the flames are more subtle here.

    Overall, I wish we weren't in his back yard. The grill, the trash cans, the plants and even the lights are distracting. But this was my first experience shooting anything like this. First time "dragging" the shutter too. I got a lot of cool images.
     
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    Looks like you two were at it for a few hours!! Well done...I like them. The selective color one is really neat!
     
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    So basically you went over to your friend's house and made him spin fire for you all day? :D

    Very cool shots. I don't really have a lot of time to look closely right now but one thing I noticed was because of the snow on the roof of the neighbors house was the same color as the sky, the chimney looks like it is just floating in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    nice shots. may i suggest a field for the pictures next time, if you could ditch the background clutter of the houses, fences, xmas lights, etc. they'd be even better imo.
     
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    the third one is definitely the best. looked like a fun event.
     

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