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Old Mar 9, 2010, 4:02 PM   #1
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had afew mins to spare and saw something online about taking photo's of incense smoke so thought i would experiment a bit and though there are lots of photos - this one is my clear favourite and am using it as my current windows desktop



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Old Mar 9, 2010, 8:14 PM   #2
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John that is a fabulous photo. IF I took it I would have it as my desk top. In fact that should be framed, matted and hung on a wall.

How about a little detail as to the set up for the shot?

Nice work John!

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I think its pretty cool looking myself! Now tell us how you did it.
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Old Mar 9, 2010, 8:27 PM   #4
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pretty simple really

little incense cone used to provide a consistent stream of smoke

used my 5-1 reflectors black side as a backdrop - setup wireless flash trigger on flash and placed it behind the incense smoke at about a 45 degree angle with zoom out so not much light fell on the backdrop and what did just produced a nice highlight rather than washing out the whole thing

set len 90mm tamron macro in this case for manual focus and the camera at 160th of a second i think it was and aperture at f8 if i remember correctly and just started snapping away - found got the most interesting smoke patterns by simply moving my camera back and forth quickly enough to disturb the smoke - ment i never had to look away from viewfinder

the image was shot in raw and has had the colour temp moved towards the blue abit and increased the blacks to deepen the contrast slightly then orientation changed (obviously) but thats about it
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This is so cool! I'll have to print out what you did and try that some time.

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Another vote for very cool picture! It's little things like this that can be so very interesting - well done!
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John, what a gorgeous and interesting shot! Your lighting and background is fantastic!!! Very well done!!! Ned
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What a wonderful abstract image! Great lines & curves, great tonal range. Very interesting work.
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Creative effort -wonderful result!
Thanks for posting, John.

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absolutely great shot
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