Smoking... my new addiction

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  1. oldmacman

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    Colourizing is done in PS. C&C welcome.

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  2. oldmacman

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    Processed a few more tonight.

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    Cool! I'd say to crop them in closer or compose the shots so that the smoke takes up more of the frame. Several of the shots, for example, could be cropped vertically.
     
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    Thanks for looking and commenting Mark and Molsen.

    @Markw - I checked out your link and you are right, the similarities are incredible. I guess it's hard to get original looking smoke once you have the technique down. The thing I love about these are how precise the curls get... like little scrolls.
     
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    This has always been one of my favorite photographic subjects and you did a very nice job!
     
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    Nice shots! Maybe try holding the cigarette vertically like | and move it up and back down once quickly about 3 or 4 inches, and it makes for a nice smoke ring. If you shoot up or down at an angle you may get a few nice smoke ring shots =]
     
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    Thanks for commenting. I was letting my son manipulate the smoke while I focused on the camera and lighting. We used incense sticks, not cigarettes though. I should try your suggestion and see if the stick will create a similar ring to what you get with a cigarette.
     

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