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Fire and Ice
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Published: September 3, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 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.


-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.

Watermark | Curves | Border | Sharpen | Crop


Animated Gif @ 2secs a piece.


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


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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Lady-Leviathan104-24's avatar
"Kids don't try this at home!"
Good thing I'm not a kid. ;P
Bloo197's avatar
I have to hide in my favs!
lubnArt's avatar
wow! beautiful explotion of fire :)
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OmbraSovaStudent General Artist
I forgot this thingy for the vote ---------------------------^>
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OmbraSovaStudent General Artist
!_! :iconmegustaplz:
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warriorbernHobbyist 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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Dude that's awesome!!!
HorseyAnna457's avatar
Awesome work! Love it!
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AliAlJazeri Photographer
Wow .. i like this one
Nightshelter's avatar
thats really great...cant stop looking at it
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LonollyHobbyist Photographer
WOW :)
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This is awesome! I love it!
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KarmaIsKarmaStudent Writer
You know this is astonishing.
shuyin668's avatar
WOW O.O This is AWESOME!!!! Great job!!!! :D
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I can't have enough of it ;]
atbemo's avatar
This is awesome! What kind of oil did you use for it though? Lamp oil? Meths? Spirit?
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