Stu Smokes Up - This Time He Inhales

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  1. astrostu

    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    And it smelled pretty gross. Need to find better-smelling incense. I took 59 photos, kept 17, processed 11, and from those, I had 70 variations. First pass to post got down to 25, next 17, next 14. I've decided to post them all, though they are somewhat delineated: First 6 are "original" color, next 4 are playing with gradient overlays, and the final 4 are variations on the same photo that I think, when inverted, looks like a stylized illustration of paint pouring from a magic paint bucket. :)

    If for some reason you are interested in all of them, you can view the directory listing and browse.

    #1 - Original Color, Slight Saturation Enhancement
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    #2 - Inverted Colors
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    #3 - Inverted Colors, Saturation Enhanced
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    #4 - Inverted, B&W, Rotated 180°
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    #5 - Hue Rotated 60°
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    #6 - Inverted, Hue Rotated 180°, Saturation Enhanced
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    #7 - Inverted, Gradient Overlay
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    #8 - Inverted, Rotated 180°, Gradient Overlay
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    #9 - Gradient Overlay
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    #10 - Gradient Overlay, Rotated 90°
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    #11 - Gradient Overlay
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    #12 - Rotated 180°, Gradient Overlay
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    #13 - Inverted, Rotated 180°, Gradient Overlay
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    #14 - Inverted, Rotated 180°, Gradient Overlay
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  2. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    Astrostu

    I like the color with the black backround and the swirling drift upwards is captivating.

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  3. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Wow! #11 is one of my favorites. I really like how you've demonstrated how much variation in post processing can be applied to this subject matter. This incense smoke stuff is just too cool for school...
     
  4. The Historian

    The Historian TPF Noob!

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    Very nice. I love the colors in 3 and 7.
     
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    K8-90 TPF Noob!

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    Very awesome! How did you get the smoke to curl in on itself? And great job with the variates of pp!
     
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