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Start the fire by Eitvys200 Start the fire by Eitvys200
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It reminds me a pokemon:


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Okay, I'm going to try another critique.

First, the title reminded me of the song by Billy Joel, "We Didn't Start The Fire" ( [link] ). It's what drew me to this photograph first. Great choice.

Second, I don't think the colors are too much. For something as bright as this fire is, having the other colors, especially close to the first explode with color looked great. Towards the outer edges of the piece would be the only place I could suggest toning the color down. The blue sky could have been toned down a little, since it's not as close to the first, but the grass would be brightened by the fire just above it.

I agree that the look of the wood used for firewood or kindling would look awesome if it was drawn further forward to the bottom of the picture for more. Though, I love the small yellow flowers (they look like buttercups to me) in the grass.

What does seem to me to detract from the image of the fire is the houses in the background. They just seem to pull the attention away from where it should be.
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I'm not sure if it's your watermark that's giving a sense of 'wonky' ness here or not but there's something putting this a little off kilter which is making the focal point hard to pick out. If you've got Photoshop perhaps consider drawing the ruler tool along the horizon in the background and just angling it up a little. If you've not got that editing program then picasa is free, powered by google ;) and useful for straightening pictures really easily. Apart from that I really like the atmosphere captured here - nicely done. The flames are crisp and vibrant and the heat and smoke add to the sense of realism.
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19LoganKaneRhodes95 Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like a potion from a game with fumes coming out. just saying. :D (Big Grin) 
anger-problems Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We didn't start the fire! It was always burnin' since the world was turnin'!~
Sorry I just had to!
Eitvys200 Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
anger-problems Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sundayykota Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting photo. Is this an hdr shot?
Eitvys200 Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No. :lol: It was made with a simple camera without any fancy settings. ;P
Daghrgenzeen Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just pure awesome. :o
Eitvys200 Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :aww:
Daghrgenzeen Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Xcetera Oct 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Participating in the Monthly Photography Critique Thread

Interesting subject matter, and good catch of the shape of the fire! I do have some suggestions for you though :)
1) As someone mentioned before, the colours are all a bit much. The green and the blue are distracting from the red a lot. I'd desaturate them.
2) Compositionaly, the horizon is a little bit crooked. It would be good if you straightened it out. And if you haven't before, I'd take a look in DA for a tutorial on compositional technique. Unfortunately, the smack-dab-in-the-middle just leaves a bit to be desired. While you're at it, go out and take some photos! Pick a subject, and try to compose the photograph and shoot it in five different ways. Find the ones you like best and try to find out why those ones are better than others. It's going to help heaps, I promise!

Keep up the great work!
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