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Conservation of energy. by VisualArtist-Jorn Conservation of energy. by VisualArtist-Jorn
For everyone that is skeptical or does not believe in climate change [link] here is a nice and easy to follow 'how we know it exists' article from nasa.

I made this piece with climate change in mind. I think it captures that when you burn something like oil, or in this case a matchstick, that energy does not just vanish and can have a great negative influence on our environment.

Comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated, I will try to answer all. And you can share my work, it's even appreciated but please link it back to me!

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esalazioneHg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great definition!
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WillCook Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shot, I love the soft smoke and the subtle grey tones in the smoke make it look like satin, awesome work :)
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thank you very much.
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazin photo, perfect capture!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
thanks!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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luckytoyn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I think this is more about mass conservation ;) the energy dissipate and radiate to space (if possible).
I agree with your fight anyway, we pollute our planet like porks (or perhaps even the porks are cleaner than us).
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Octocolombus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the concept.
It's a strong and heavy thought you manage to share here...
:+fav:
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thank you very much. glad you agree with the thought
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Octocolombus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :)
Keep posting great works ^^
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leseraphin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Very impressive image. Did you tweak it a bit ? If not, the exposure is amazing and you caught just the right moment when the flame vanishes into smoke. I'm also very concerned about environment and I'm mindfull about all those small things that happen billions of times a day. I pray for better tomorows. You can leave a comment in my gallery if you're interested, but if you don't no big deal cos' I was really attracted by your image.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
The only thing that I did was crop it into a square and up the contrast. The rest is just the raw photo. I almost lost my patience making this photo it took some shots to get it right :faint:

Thank you very much for your comment!
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know ne to nothing about photography but i really like hope you captured the swirl of the smoke here great job
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LeeBailey Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a very nice photo, I love the way you've caught the smoke! It's also an original idea to represent your worthy cause. Quite often I see pictures taken with a message on DA and feel that they are insincere or cliched, but I like what you've done- I think there needs to be more work like this on DA.

I thought the link you posted was interesting, although I think it needs to address the issue of where these facts are coming from, because the reason some people are skeptical to global warming is because scientists make claims such as "650,000 years ago, the CO2 level in the earths atmosphere was X" without explaining how this information is obtained. I'd like to know how this is possibly measured. If anyone has any insight on this, I'd be pleased to hear it.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
first of all thank you very much for taking the time to write shush a wonderful comment!

There are multiple possibilities in the example that you give.

One of the most reliable methods is polar and mountaintop ice. As snow falls, it traps small bubbles of air and as even more snow falls, the layers compress to become ice with tiny bubbles of trapped air. In places where that ice has not melted, the bubbles of air can be recovered and examined by obtaining large cores of ice by drilling into it and carefully melting them so that the air can be captured.

A not so direct method is to look at the growth rings in trees. Trees grow quicker when the climate is warm and especially when CO2 levels are higher, just like animals get bigger when oxygen levels are higher.

There are lots of more methods of course and most of the time a claim like the example you give is based on the data of all those ways combined from polar and mountaintop ice to trees or layers of calcium.

Hope that helps a little bit.

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MarcoFiorentini Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful
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Mireielle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice ^^ great use of the smoky effects
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Awesome work.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thank you very much
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Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Every skeptic I know of, Knows that the climate is changing, and in fact, a number of them have published peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of climate change, I myself, have a degree in geology- climate plays a huge role in geology- and have been following the controversy for three decades. Claims that we do not believe in climate change are totally false.

Those people who say that the climate is not changing, are primarily uneducated on the subject, nor do they have time to educate themselves, for the most part- there are bills to pay, children to raise, bosses to work for. In other words, people living their lives, all across the globe.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Well I wish every day that what you say would be the case. But if you only look at some of the people in the republican party in America today, then you know that this is not the case. They all went to universities and have the data and every study on it available to them and some even read it. But still they keep saying that it's a hoax.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Strange that it is just Republicans, don't you think?
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
It's not just republicans. Even here in the Netherlands good and educated people think it's a hoax. And all over the world there are educated people, who make these bizarre claims, and just deny the evidence. I just gave this as an example to show that your wrong. You can't underestimate the power that this has. We would be way further on our way to sustainable energy otherwise.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What bizarre claims are those, may I ask? And why are some of those educated people, ex-members of the IPCC, many of whom were expert reviewers of the science?
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Things like this

"The sun itself has variable output, which affects temperature cycles." Todd Akin.
While they have actually gone in opposite directions

"even if the zealots had their way, and the most extreme measures were taken, by their own computer models, we don’t move the world thermometer at all." Mitch Daniels.
I can only laugh at this one.

The second question does not matter, I already showed that there are some people that have had a decent education that deny climate change, which was the whole point of this discussion.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
First one- quite accurate. There are several recent papers out of Europe, showing regional effects on temperature due to slight variations in the sun's output.

Second one- also quite accurate. Not to mention, the computer models do not even take into account the fact that water vapour and clouds (among other things) are demonstrating Negative feedbacks. The models posit them as being positive, and recent research shows that is absolutely Wrong.

If Republicans are saying these things, they are getting the information from scientists doing climate research.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
First one,

Again the sun and climate are going in opposite directions.

The data of global temperature [link]
The data from the sun [link]

It's one of the most common and persistent myths that the sun is the cause. But it's made by cherry picking data showing past periods when sun and climate move together but ignoring the last few decades when the two diverge. This my friend is complete bullshit.

I'm not even going to bother with the second one I'm getting bored of proofing you wrong. If you want to then you can just show me why CO2 limits of all countries will make little difference. Good luck!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I find it striking how abstract and stylized the smoke looks. It could be an screensaver on my Mac desk top. The firematch looks much more 3 dimensional and less stylized. Are you a professional photographer? Did you photoshop on this?
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Other then cropping my photo's, and sometimes play a little bit with the contrast in Lightroom. I never photoshop any of my photos and this is no exception. I think it would take a lot away from the photo in most cases. And you improve faster. photoshop makes lazy photographers.

I do sell my photos sometimes, not as much as I would want, so I don't know if that makes me a professional photographer..

Thank you very much for your great comment!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know much about photography but I thought you must have a professional studio, equipment and skills to make something like this.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
No not really, just a decent camera, an idea and a lot of patience. And you need some improvisation. The gray background is a really dirty black/gray thing out of my oven. The matchstick is stuck in a candle and the smoke is just me blowing it out. And the light was achieved by gathering all the desk-lamps in the house!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting :)
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bwahahahdinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That looks really cool! ;D I like the smoke ; v ;
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iamBlackfox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks interesting, yet i would have done it a little darker.
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Photographer
everytime I watch a movie and see a big explosion scene or whatever, that is exactly what I'm thinking also. On that note, I think this photo is a good representation of the point you are trying to get across. the match is very nicely focused upon as well and nice movement of the smoke :)
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Watersmoke Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really beautiful, also thanks to the title ;)
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you! Yea I thought that this would be a suitable title.
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BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like it.
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VisualArtist-Jorn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Glad you do! Thanks for the comment!
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