Smokin' again! C&C welcome

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  1. KAikens318

    KAikens318 TPF Noob!

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    scorpion_tyr No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not a big fan of this type of art personally, but I do like #2. I think the colors and the way you mirrored the smoke work really well!
     
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    Im a huge fan!! how have you done this? is there much photoshopping done to it?
    I love all of them, but the last ones my favourite.
     
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    The first and the last weren't really PP'd at all except for a little bit of sharpening and contrast. The second one took me about ten minutes, I just saturated the highlights and shadows with different colors and then mirrored the images and put them together. I love smoke art, it's so different every time you do it!
     
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    Very cool! I like the last one. I totaly see the head of a duck in the top left of it! lol All of the little swirls and all. Its amazing what happens when you stop life for a split second. Just as cool as water drops and much easier! Tho the first one looks out of focus on my screen. As the second is neat it doesnt do a lot for me.
    Did you do this in a studio? what was your setup? (lights, background)
     
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    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...to-gallery/204138-love-w-one-c-c-welcome.html

    That thread has my set up in it. :) The first one looks out of focus a little to me as well. That is the hardest part for me is getting the focus because the smoke is ALWAYS changing.
     
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    Since you're at f/11, set a solid object where the smoke will be, light it, and set your focus on that. You can even AF and then just switch AF off.
     
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    That is why I was setting the F-Stop as high as I could, so that more will be in focus. I tried with a stationary object but the smoke kept coming closer and then moving further, it was annoying to say the least!
     
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    Thanks , intresting!
     
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    You are welcome. Here is another from today...

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