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Old Mar 6, 2006, 9:29 PM   #21
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that is really cool, exp if you can black out the background...
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Old Mar 6, 2006, 9:38 PM   #22
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thanks jules and d-man.

btw, is the bg not black?

it looks black on my monitor. please let me know so i can fix it.


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Old Mar 7, 2006, 11:15 AM   #23
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An incredibly creative shot. That should be on a wall someplace. What equipment are you using? Very impressive. Woody
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Old Mar 7, 2006, 11:29 AM   #24
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Scot, no the background's not completely black. What is your setup for this - is it simply a black (ish) background and window light?

Another great shot.
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actually, the background is completey white.

the sun coming through a window made the smoke bright enough that i was able to

kick up the shutterspeed quite a bit and not loose much of the subject.

i then raised the aperture so the dof is even throughout the smoke, shot about a million

pictures (they never burn the same twice, even in the same burning!) and hoped for the

best.

i then cropped, played with the shadows a bit to completely loose the rest of what i can

still see of the background and this is the result.

i think it was worth the effort.


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ps and for woody, i am shooting with a little pentax optio 550 digicam.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 11:59 AM   #26
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What can I say , it's really a WORK of A MASTER!!!!

And the fact that it was taken with compact simplest digicam only emphasize that...



I'd like torepeat your success, if you don't mind. please tell me in details, how you did it. Is it a big window or just a little split in shades? morning or evening?How you succed to remove the background with such a large DOF of compact camera?

I'm eager to try it at home...
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im a really big fan of these shots. fantastic work

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Old Mar 21, 2006, 3:58 PM   #28
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thanks, everyone, for the wonderful and inspiring comments on this series.

for those of you who are eagerly awaiting more of these, unfortunately i have not

been able to duplicate this effect as of yet (the house is smelling marvelous,

though!).

in think it might have been the pressure inside the house that created the effect (it

was the day before a huge windstorm) and we have not had any similar weather

patterns.

i will keep trying, though!

as for how the shot was done.

pentax 550 digicam (best 5.0 i have ever used, actually)

bright sunlight coming through un hindered, east facing window above my bed.

wondered what a shot of the smoke of an incense stick i had just fired up would look

like (sensuality scent, i think)and put it on the bed and fired away.

nothing all that spectacular so i went back to the computer to work on other photos.

happened to look over and saw that the smoke was no longer going up but

horizontal in the coolest patterns i have ever seen.

shots were at 1/310, f/4.3 with a focal length of 9.3.

good call for i think they came out quite well.

thanks again everyone! if you would like to see the whole series, go to

http://wyndstryderstudios.com/ and check them out amongst a bunch of my other

captures.


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