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Fire and Ice by DuvallGear Fire and Ice by DuvallGear
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Kids don't try this at home!

With this deviation I wanted to break the tradition of an ice cube creating a splash by adding a little more pizzazz. It's not that I don't like those types of shots-I think they are amazing- but I wanted to add my own spin on things.

I will add a print for the second frame of the animated gif later this week.


Please note that this is very dangerous and can easily get out of control if not properly executed.




Setup

-One Strobe light with umbrella to left placed high at a 45 degree angle.
-One glass sitting on a piece of 18" black plexiglass.
-One piece of black foam core board to the rear of the glass, held in place with an boom arm.



PSCS2
Watermark | Curves | Border | Sharpen | Crop

IRCS2

Animated Gif @ 2secs a piece.


Tools

30D | 24-105mmL IS Lens | Tripod | One Glass | Gas and Oil Mixture | Wired Remote | B1600 Strobe light w/ umbrella | One ice cube | One Fire Extinguisher



Edit:

I added a third image to the gif download. Please note that the quality of the gif images are very poor and there is a slight difference in exposure, due to the recycle time needed on a strobe light.

Also, to those who attempt to venture this-I highly advise against it- ice, oil and fire do not like each other, the ice will POP! at some point which may cause the fire to spray every where!

You have be warned :)
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:icondreamterra:
dreamterra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
predivno ...
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:iconlady-leviathan104-24:
Lady-Leviathan104-24 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
"Kids don't try this at home!"
Good thing I'm not a kid. ;P
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:iconharpyeagle45:
harpyeagle45 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
awesome!!!!!
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:iconthejps1997:
thejps1997 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
incredible
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:iconbloo197:
Bloo197 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I have to hide in my favs!
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:iconfoxglove103:
foxglove103 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Wonderful
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:iconlubnart:
lubnArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
wow! beautiful explotion of fire :)
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:iconombrasova:
OmbraSova Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I forgot this thingy for the vote ---------------------------^>
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:iconombrasova:
OmbraSova Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
!_! :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconwillihelm:
Willihelm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
WTF! genial
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:iconwarriorbern:
warriorbern Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, I love these shots and thought I might give it a try. Do you think it is really necessary to use oil or would alcohol work?
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:iconsupershadow3:
supershadow3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Dude that's awesome!!!
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:iconhorseyanna457:
HorseyAnna457 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Awesome work! Love it!
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:iconalialjazeri:
AliAlJazeri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Photographer
Wow .. i like this one
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:iconnightshelter:
Nightshelter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
thats really great...cant stop looking at it
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:iconlonolly:
Lonolly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW :)
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:iconjenhow:
jenhow Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
LOVE IT!
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:iconspacebirdsr71:
spacebirdsr71 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
This is awesome! I love it!
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:iconkarmaiskarma:
KarmaIsKarma Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Writer
You know this is astonishing.
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:iconshuyin668:
shuyin668 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
WOW O.O This is AWESOME!!!! Great job!!!! :D
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:iconcatkinglover:
Catkinglover Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
AWESOME
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:iconwithindisarray:
withindisarray Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Writer
I can't have enough of it ;]
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
WOW:iconwowplz:
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:iconatbemo:
atbemo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
This is awesome! What kind of oil did you use for it though? Lamp oil? Meths? Spirit?
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:iconroxnebres:
RoxNebres Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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:icontheblueotaku1125:
theBlueotaku1125 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student General Artist
woah, that is awesome! two thumbs way up!^^
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:iconnikolaes:
NikolaEs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very strong impression!
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:iconthejokerface:
thejokerface Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Fucking amazing!
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:iconduvallgear:
DuvallGear Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Y TY ;)
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:iconlanayru19:
Lanayru19 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Sweet. As. Hell!
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:iconvarawdn:
varawdn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this was featured here: [link]
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:iconoh-shytt69:
oh-shytt69 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
i liike hoow it seemz thaat sum of the splashed water iz on fiire itselff.thaaatz soo guud.ur extreemlyy talented
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:iconcaranthang:
caranthang Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
this triggers the pyro in me. hahah. amazing.
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:iconblackhawkrocket:
Blackhawkrocket Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconpaperdollxdecays:
paperdollxdecays Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Featured! [link]
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:iconcheekydesignz:
Cheekydesignz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
You've been featured, hope you don't mind!!! here's the link : [link] :D great piece!
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:iconmegabytze:
Megabytze Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Wow. That's...incredible. I was a little freaked out at one point because I thought the glass had shattered, but it was just the liquid going in all directions. Speaking of which, I'm still a little confused - you filled the glass partway with oil, poured a little gas on top and then lit the gas on fire, before throwing the ice cube in? I thought that stuff was water, and you'd lit the oil on fire...
But, anyway, these shots are WELL DONE.
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:icontravisirick:
TravisIrick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
not the best photos ever cant understand how this is #1 on still life but very nice concept. like how you filled the frame with the fire and the splash going on with the water.
could have done a better job at stopping the moving ice cube though.
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:icondatkin:
datkin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
INCREDIBLE!
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:iconregeneratedsdf:
RegeneratedSDF Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
ohh my godd!! could you please send me the links fo the pictures, i want to affix it to my poem if you dont mind?
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:iconspringlight:
SpringlighT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I've featured your great photo in my journal [ [link] ]

Hope that is okay :aww: !
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:icondream-seer:
dream-seer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, I giggled :D Things that go POOF! make me happy :P I'm a chem student, can't ya tell?

Pretty pictures :heart:
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blond-bombshell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what i've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great and would suffice.

one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost. This is beautiful, i love it.
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:iconlancerlover:
Lancerlover Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This great piece has been featured here: [link]
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:iconmdpeters:
MDPeters Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
mesg()
{
wow++;
fave++;
return awesomeness;
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:iconduvallgear:
DuvallGear Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, thanks for the function/method and the comment. :)
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:iconmibiko:
mibiko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
neat
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:iconpirakathok:
PirakaThok Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
A-mazing!
Friggin Awesome!
Words completely fail me
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:iconkasiorka:
kasiorka Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
spectacular, unbelievable:D
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:iconiyay08:
iyay08 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
or you could make an ice cube out of gasoline, and then light it up!!!

that shot is incredible.
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