August 03, 2015, 11:21:49 AM

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Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire...  :o

http://petapixel.com/2013/07/13/photographer-gets-so-close-to-lava-that-his-shoes-and-tripod-catch-on-fire/

When you need a good picture... ::)

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If you read the update at the bottom, they used an accelerant to actually get ignition to flames. That's pretty crappy that it wasn't disclosed in the original. It's fine that they used it to get those shots, but it's that they didn't disclose that with the original photographs leading us to believe that it was natural combustion.
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I have missed that part, now that you pointed it out to me, it's less sensational.  :(

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I like the photo... but i don't think it is worth getting 1st degree burns over.
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Just curious, why not using a tele lens and shoot from far?
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Just curious, why not using a tele lens and shoot from far?

They were trying to get that shot...
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He must have a special camera. He is looking through the viewfinder while Live View is on?

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He must have a special camera. He is looking through the viewfinder while Live View is on?

Nice catch.  Maybe he's blind...  quite an accomplishment for someone of his "abilities".
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He must have a special camera. He is looking through the viewfinder while Live View is on?
Nice catch.  Maybe he's blind...

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Maybe he deserves to be roasted for wearing a pirate shirt?
(Assuming no one on CR actually supports a group of cash hungry good for nothing pirate wannabes?)

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Photoshop guys, photoshop!

F A K E...

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Photoshop guys, photoshop!

F A K E...

How can you say fake???? Tripods burst into flame all the time..... That's why firetrucks are not made from aluminum or carbon fibre :)

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Update on 7/17/13: Hawaii News Now confirms that this was done as a stunt:

The photo is real, but the flames are not the result of spontaneous combustion. “The flames on the tripod and my shoes did not start because of the lava” Singson freely admits. “It’s like if you put your shoe in a hot frying pan, it will not catch fire right away”.

Singson used an accelerant to start the flames then had his buddy snap the shot. The reason? “It’s just something I wanted for my Facebook cover photo”.


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The tripod head seems a very simply/cheap one and the lens seems an APS-C zoom...

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