Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Making Fire by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

December 2019 - Making Fire

About the Image(s)

Making Fire was created a few months ago as an image for the camera club monthly competition assigned subject: having fun with kitchen gadgets. The meat grinder secured to a piece of wood we have had in our kitchen as a decorative piece. It originated in Germany at the beginning of the 1900’s. The colorful peppers I got at the local produce market on sale for $ 1.00 since they already had some dark spots. I photographed the grinder on the stand on a table top and used a complete black background away from the table using a Nikon D850 with the prime Nikkor lens 50mm f/1.4 on a tripod and with these settings: ISO 160, f/2.8 and 1/400 sec, I had an on camera flash set at a very low output power. Placed the peppers as seen on the image. Did several shots with different settings. Took the images to Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop CC 2019 and cleaned the pepper’s blemishes, desaturated the color of the stand’s wood to B&W and added the fire that found searching a lot of images on line to be “free” and put them together. Ended adding my signature. The image received the maximum score of 10

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2 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80. Fabulous image as a result of a very creative mind and a lot of hard work. Extremely well done. Would love to see the originals.   Posted: 12/04/2019 20:39:47

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Nice idea, Isaac, and well put together! I'm not sure I find the fire totally convincing though. It's a pity you weren't able to shoot your own jet of flame from a gas blowlamp or something similar.   Posted: 12/13/2019 10:46:07