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    Talking Horse of Sparks

    This was a really cool shot I got last night while photographing fireworks. My dad had set off the firecrackers and I took the shot. Looking at it, I noticed the sparks took the shape of a horse erupting from the flames. Quite awesome. I bumped my camera's setting down from 8mp to 5mp as someone had suggested in my previous thread. I switched the setting to my camera's fireworks scenery and it seems to do a good job. I got my hands on a tripod so the pictures look more steady now that my hands aren't moving it during the shot.

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    ChaoKuang,

    Sort of "Equine Phoenix Rising." Good eye.

    Cropping to it would double the effect, taking away bottom and left third.
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    Thank you. I'll see what I can do with the cropping! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    This is incredible! This is definately one of those "once in a lifetime" shots! I agree with the cropping suggestion. I would also try to remove the balls of light coming from the horse's face. they can be a little distracting!!

    Great shot!
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    Wow. Nice capture of quite a coincidence there. Too bad 2008 isn't the year of the horse, now THAT would be freaky, heh heh.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Here's the fire horse cropped. Hopefully this works out better!
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    ChaoKuang,

    Only 2 days sent this one far back. Still, an illustration I think would be worth bringing it back. This is more what I thought would sell the image:

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    Cropped and edges cleaned up.
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    My old eyes could not "see it" in the original, but the crop really brought it out. Great shot. You have to be there for luck to help you.
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    Wow! That is awesome! I love it!

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    very neat!
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