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Tikis in flames - Original photography set
Hemp Paper
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-09-24 4:20 pm   Permalink

Aloha, I know I've been focusing a lot on marketing my Tiki collection, that I don't know much about to all of you, and realized that's not getting me anywhere. Tiki central is a great resource, and will help me greatly on my endeavors.

My main gig is photography, so let me share with you my original photography set "Tikis in flame" with the community. Any feedback is greatly appreciated, mahalo.



You can view the full album at
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.421533314555719.91351.416255081750209&type=3



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OnlyATikiLad
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Joined: May 06, 2009
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Posted: 2012-09-24 5:00 pm   Permalink

Wow…my first impression is sadness and I wish I could unsee them. They have a weird kind of photoshop thing going on for me. If you could give them some kind of cool glow or scintillating aura of power I may appreciate them a bit more…but yea I’m kind of sad now.


 
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Hemp Paper
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-24 17:00, OnlyATikiLad wrote:
Wow…my first impression is sadness and I wish I could unsee them. They have a weird kind of photoshop thing going on for me. If you could give them some kind of cool glow or scintillating aura of power I may appreciate them a bit more…but yea I’m kind of sad now.



These images are not photoshopped at all, and that's how I plan to keep it.


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:09 pm   Permalink

very cool,
I like them.

Jeff(btd)



 
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OnlyATikiLad
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Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 95
From: Bottom of the barrel
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-24 17:04, Hemp Paper wrote:
Quote:

On 2012-09-24 17:00, OnlyATikiLad wrote:
Wow…my first impression is sadness and I wish I could unsee them. They have a weird kind of photoshop thing going on for me. If you could give them some kind of cool glow or scintillating aura of power I may appreciate them a bit more…but yea I’m kind of sad now.



These images are not photoshopped at all, and that's how I plan to keep it.




Well in that case…..I very definitely do not care for them.


 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1225
From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:17 pm   Permalink

Stop, drop and roll tiki!

I like the pictures. I hope no tikis were harmed in the making.


 
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Hemp Paper
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-24 17:17, lunavideogames wrote:
Stop, drop and roll tiki!

I like the pictures. I hope no tikis were harmed in the making.



Nope, we only have them on fire for a few seconds, and all that does is burn the oil slightly, which can be rubbed off with a wet cloth. On one occasion (when we I was first experimenting with the photography, I burned one severely, and learned my lesson)


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:45 pm   Permalink

So now you burn our Idols!
It is time to issue a "fatwâ" on your dark soulless husk.


 
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LostIsland
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Joined: Jul 27, 2012
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Posted: 2012-09-24 5:47 pm   Permalink

Pretty cool pix

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:58 pm   Permalink

Makes one shutter to think about, given the history of the "Burning of the Idols"





DC


 
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Hemp Paper
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-09-24 5:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-24 17:45, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
So now you burn our Idols!
It is time to issue a "fatwâ" on your dark soulless husk.



Technically I didn't burn them, I just took the picture, my uncle was the one that lit the Tikis. And none of them were harmed (except one...) because we took precautions against that. These are mere image representations of Tikis on fire, or a spiritual representation of the power of Ku through photography, however you want to look at it is up to you.


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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Posted: 2012-09-24 6:06 pm   Permalink

Very unique idea (at least I haven't seen anything like it) Not any more "sacrilegious" than the Tiki Burn on the beach. I like 'em. Did you use the Tiki brand colored flame fuel?
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Hemp Paper
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Joined: Jun 21, 2012
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-09-24 6:14 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-09-24 18:06, MadDogMike wrote:
Very unique idea (at least I haven't seen anything like it) Not any more "sacrilegious" than the Tiki Burn on the beach. I like 'em. Did you use the Tiki brand colored flame fuel?




No we used a combination of gasses and oils to create a steady blue flame that didn't damage the Tiki. I saw that flame colored stuff, and wish we had it, it would make things a lot easier for us.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2012-09-24 7:17 pm   Permalink

I think they're amazing. Especially the first one. The historical facts about the burning of Tikis makes it that much more moving a photograph.

Ku looks like he's screaming through the fire but not burning. I love it.

As for feedback, my only problem at all, and it really might just be me, is I don't like the saw cut in the stump, it distracts my eye a little.

Very cool images.

[ This Message was edited by: The Granite Tiki 2012-09-24 19:20 ]


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-09-24 7:32 pm   Permalink

At 1st I thought u put to much 151 in there



 
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