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1.96 - "Needs Work" 

This is one of my most technically difficult panoramas. Pictures were taken in 2am pitch black in the Oman Wahiba sands desert where we went camping out. It is comprised of 7 image stitched together. However, each one of them is a 15sec long exposure, with everyone doing their part to light paint the scenery and spray the fire with some gasoline to give it that extra flair.

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I think the concept here is solid--I could almost see something like this being used for a rugged car ad. It's a great location that seems to frame your camp well in the sand dunes. I'd tone down the red light coming from the SUV's tail lights on the sand dune a bit. I might also spread the cars out a little more so your see more of the truck, but that's being nitpicky. I think the biggest issue for me is how bright and blown out the fire itself is. Taking campfire shots are always challenging, and I don't have an issue with the flames themselves being blown out depending on how it's incorporated into the scene, but here it sort of loses its shape and is a white hole in the scene. The lens flare is a little distracting for me too, but getting the fire under control more might take care of that too. That being said, I genuinely do like this and with a few adjustments I think you're onto something.