CD Buner : How I did that?

The idea to capture this shot illustrating visual pun was playing in my mind from many days. I was unable to find the way to execute it without any accident & damage. I am not a great photoshop expert so it was not easy for me. Finally I did it using multiple exposure trick. I had used it very first time & really enjoyed it.

The details about the procedure are as:

1. I placed a paper in the background & on a box with my CD/DVD driver on it.

2. I used a flash for background on camera left while another flash on camera right, light bouncing from a white foam adding fill light to object. The flash were fired by using wireless trigger units.

3. I used a 10 sec exposure with camera on tripod.

4. I put on the timer & took my first exposure with flash light.

5. For avoiding fire drag after flash firing I blocked the lens with black piece , meanwhile the flame generated by camphor tablets on a spoon was moved on CD. then I removed black piece. During this period camera lens was blocked so no exposure.

6. Before removing that I have holed ND + tobacco filter in front of lens too avoid overexposure in the fire. The fire was moved all over the place & completed second exposure.

Don't worry everything is safe. Anyway I was playing with old CD/DVD burner.Thanks to my wife for assisting me to complete the shot. Many of you might be knowing this trick but I did it first time & excited about it. Hope you will like this :)

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May 13, 2010

Joezachs

Even though there are no downloads, the 79 views speaks a lot for your idea and to execute it with perfection.
Good one.

March 10, 2010

Tan510jomast

good work.
actually, there is an even faster way if you use Photoshop liquid to make the fire effect.
there are several posts on the web on how to make this "fire" effect on the internet. just google it. it's a lot faster and more predictable.
but of course, you did a great job with your own .

February 22, 2010

Chrisrawlins

Great shot! You obviously put a lot of thought in to it. Thanks for sharing your idea.

February 21, 2010

Marilynv

Looks great, well done! I would add the word flames (plural).

February 19, 2010

Irisangel

Very good shot, I hope it brings you many sales!

February 16, 2010

Hlehnerer

Cool! Well done!

February 16, 2010

Indianeye

Thanks for so nice comments & very helpful keyword suggestions!

February 16, 2010

Justmeyo

Nice image!Congratulations!

February 16, 2010

Creativei

Nice one nilesh, Good luck with it

February 16, 2010

smartview27

great cool idea!

February 16, 2010

Keki

very very very cool!! :)

February 16, 2010

Rosedarc

Hot photo :-) You might want to add flame and driver to your keywords. Good luck with your sales!

February 16, 2010

Ebamo

smart !!!

February 15, 2010

Adamjw

thats awesome, great effect

February 15, 2010

Elimitchell

Cool trick! Thanks for sharing.

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