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"A" is for Arson by wchild "A" is for Arson by wchild

I read on the newspaper about a house which had burned down last friday in my hometown of Kemi, Finland. The news coverage revealed enough details for me to easily find the location. It was kinda spooky out there and as I left, I noticed a POLICE LINE - DO NOT CROSS tape on the gate. Wonder if it was an arson!

This is a HDR out of six gloomy exposures taken in the garden.

Available as HDR workshop!


Another shots on the same location:



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Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G
Focal length: 20 mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/3 ... 15 s
ISO: 400
Metering: matrix
Exposure mode: manual
Tripod: Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod + 498RC2 ball head

Copyright © Jari Mäntylä 2012. All rights well deserved.
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks!!
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:iconrockin-billy:
Rockin-billy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
you can feel the cold after the heat of the fire, :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Well said. Thanks!
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:iconrockin-billy:
Rockin-billy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
your welcome :D
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endlessdarkphoto Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing work.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly!
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, you have done extremely well in not only capturing the the beauty within such a sad image, but the overwhelming sense of hopelessness and even neglect, the chaos and furious rage of fire all but spent, yet the wake or dawning of its devastation, left behind like a carcass eroding in the remoteness of some desolate place.
Thank you very much for opening my eyes to this rapture of hidden beauty, thank you, cheers, Mike.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for your kind words and support. This place is very close to where I live so maybe that's why there was perhaps more input into the making of an image than there usually is. =)
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, sometimes people see so many different things in the exact same image, this kind of thing always fascinates me as to how strong the impact of a simple image can be, take care and thank you, cheers, Mike.
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
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:iconsmallwaveplz: Hello!
This wonderful work is a Favourite I have collected from my +devwatch of #TheFavouriteShowcase and it's featured :heart: here [link]
Thank you so much for submitting your amazing art to the group!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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EvilBryan357 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot! Good work!
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the-shining Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding capture. Well done :thumbsup:
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Photographer
great work :heart:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconhatsoul:
hatsoul Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great HDR! Details are great!! :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, one of the better HDRs I've seen - superbly done!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Photographer
great outcome! going to try it myself :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks. Looking forward to your results. =)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
one of the most tateful HDRs i've seen in time ;)
nice project and result mate :clap:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly Sir.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome sir ;)
your signature is funny, it's essentially describing the german oktoberfest :P
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Yes it is. And many regular Finnish weekends too! :D
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
amazing HDR work my friend!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot.
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply World class HDR work my friend :omg: ,it`s early days but def one of my very favs of 2012 so far :worship:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly dear brother.

Lot of noise reducing in order to achieve a 'clean' and crisp look that I like. =)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup,had to do some myself today when I was editing your Workshop image too :pc:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Often I use the sky from one of the individual exposures blended together with the tonemapped sky since the tonemapped sky is often too grainy and high noise reduction leads to color bleed and artifacts.
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That`s a sound idea :thumbsup:
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sylverface Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great job !
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Lady-Sandglass Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Lovely, I especially like the colors :heart:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm glad you like it!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
like how you added the blue.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
=) It was one moment's thought. The original images did not have that tint..

It turned out ok, I guess.
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it was a good moments thought.......
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shadowprancer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Such intense lighting and the clouds in the sky seem to be rushing away, making a very dramatic effect.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks. I was lucky to have those clouds just there and then.

Photography often needs a bit of luck too. =)
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BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the clarity and detail, plus colors are really nuanced. Good stuff! Got to fave this one!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly! =)
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WilhelmBielawa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice one
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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flamekaat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I am totally amazed and impressed. i have to oogle this tutorial now to see how you did this. there are some cool abandoned places here in Wendover that would suit this kind of thing. Totally impressed by how ethereal this is and lovely despite the sorrow and the coldness of the snowy looking ground. Poor family though. Insurance does not replace family heirlooms and photos and such. It makes me mourn to think of it. They have my prayers, for all the good they might do...
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly. What I didn't mention so far in comments is that the nearby streetlights served as ambient light source while shooting this house.

You should try shooting those abandoned locations. For sure they will produce wonderful imagery. =)
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LuieOnTheMove Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
love this one!!
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