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The Beauty of Smoke
3rd PlaceThe Beauty of Smoke
terje


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Smoke (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Oslo
Date: Sep 12, 2004
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.3171
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 7.1231
Avg (non-participants): 7.4071
Views since voting: 10066
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 205
Comments: 50
Favorites: 33 (view)


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08/16/2005 02:47:53 AM
Great shot!

There is something about soft, swirling smoke that can be so captivating.. like a smooth song.

You have captured that feeling perfectly.
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05/31/2005 01:03:25 PM
Wow...it seems painted! One of the most beautiful smoke capture I've ever seen! Very well done! :)
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12/21/2004 02:27:53 AM
WOW............nice
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11/22/2004 03:42:36 AM
i'm amaized.
congratulation, nice one.
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09/29/2004 08:26:48 PM
I Love your photographs. My partner got me hooked on this sight and so far i have enjoyed your worked.
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09/25/2004 11:35:28 AM
My new theory is that the true measure of the greatness of a DPC challenge photo is how many 1's and 2's it's given in voting. Your image got 0 in both categories (and only two 3's), which means that even the idiots couldn't bring themselves to vote it down.

Your image is a true winner and one of the best shots of the last few months, period. Outstanding!
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09/25/2004 07:23:29 AM
simply beautiful
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09/22/2004 09:47:15 AM
Originally posted by Morreke:

Yoo man this is FAKE !!! It's not a photo but it's created with a little 3d converting tool ! I did the same and got exactly the same results. The program is called CHAOSCOPE and you can download it here:
//www.btinternet.com/~ndesprez/

After careful examination, I can confirm this image was not created on Chaoscope, which isn't a little 3D converting tool either. It's a little 3D strange attractor rendering freeware.

I would be glad to provide my expert knowledge in this matter, whatever the subject may be (house, portrait, landscape, etc.) I am able to give you a definitive estimation of the chances for the picture to have been created on Chaoscope or not, all that for a very reasonable fee.

Nicolas Desprez (creator of Chaoscope)
09/22/2004 08:44:13 AM
Cigarrette? Cigar? Candle? Incense? Unmentionable?

Regardless, I love watching smoke dance. It really is beautiful. Chaos anyone?

Message edited by author 2004-09-22 08:45:33.
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09/22/2004 07:48:32 AM

This is a wonderful photo, This guy Morreke is obviously some jealous person who is pissed that they didn't place in the top 3, maybe they just suck? Anyways. Congratulations on an excellent image...

Message edited by author 2004-09-22 07:49:07.
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09/21/2004 08:04:19 AM
Morreke, this photo has been validated, you can copy to your computer and try to invert it in Photoshop.

09/21/2004 07:49:45 AM
Yoo man this is FAKE !!! It's not a photo but it's created with a little 3d converting tool ! I did the same and got exactly the same results. The program is called CHAOSCOPE and you can download it here:
//www.btinternet.com/~ndesprez/
09/20/2004 08:37:38 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!
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09/20/2004 11:30:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon man!
way to go :D
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09/20/2004 10:22:09 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Terje! And also for the smiles as I read your comment on my entry... and then saw it change a few days later... and then change again... =]
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09/20/2004 10:03:41 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great shot!!!
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09/20/2004 08:50:53 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon! Great abstract of smoke. Enjoy the masters!
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09/20/2004 04:53:36 AM
Wooo hoooo! This rocks. Looks like you'll be making the Masters challenge. Great shot!
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09/20/2004 03:42:30 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Beautifully executed shot.
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09/20/2004 02:51:33 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Terje, now you can take part in the master's challenge :)
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09/20/2004 02:00:10 AM
great photo,Congratulations
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09/20/2004 12:38:29 AM
;-)

Thank you all for your votes and comments!

Flash on the floor pointing upwards, 6 Insence stick smokin' and invert in Photoshop.

09/20/2004 12:32:44 AM
Congrats...so sharp and so much detail...just love it
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09/20/2004 12:31:55 AM
Congrats ...welcome to the Masters!!!
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09/20/2004 12:29:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. love the inverted smoke look...
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09/20/2004 12:16:09 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon Terje! I hope your Master's Challenge entry is as successful ;-)
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09/20/2004 12:09:45 AM
Beautiful shot. So different from the others using the "high key" approach.
Congratulations on your ribbon!
A beautiful image indeed.
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09/20/2004 12:07:53 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. Fascinating enough to score. Well done and an image that leaves an after impression in the minds eye.
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09/20/2004 12:03:19 AM
Congradulations on the yellow ribbon. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2004 11:00:15 PM
One of my favorites, just wish I could see the top, the rest of the mushroom. Trixie thing that smoke is.
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09/19/2004 08:17:44 PM
Beautiful!
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09/18/2004 03:47:57 PM
This one is my pick of the litter. Almost looks like ribbon.
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09/18/2004 04:56:09 AM
great shot. this typifies the reason i joined dpc--to find examples of images i want to learn how to make. thanks for a great entry! hope this does well.
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09/17/2004 11:14:41 PM
another one i can't wait to read about. :) sooooo cool. excellent. the best i've seen so far!
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09/17/2004 10:20:17 PM
nice composition and colours
good luck in the challenge
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09/16/2004 09:14:03 PM
I really like the way you handled this image. Very silky, yet nice and sharp, and the colors are great. Very nice!

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09/16/2004 05:49:19 PM
Perfect composition, this works relly well on the diagonal. Shapes, colors and textures really rock.
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09/16/2004 02:07:47 PM
great capture. 10
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09/16/2004 08:34:17 AM
lovely abstract image - b&w reversal adds interest - one of my ribbon picks this challenge
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09/16/2004 12:51:17 AM
Oh, man! I agree. You really captured it. Black smoke against a white background with really net swirls and great contrasts. Nice focus, too. The kind of image that you can really spend some time viewing. Congratulations. You're my top rating, so far.
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09/15/2004 05:56:05 PM
Not suprised validation was requested (not that it would have altered my score). The detail and smoothness of this shot is quite stunning.

There are a couple of 'spots' that could maybe have been cleaned up. I hope you let us all in on your secret to success?
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09/15/2004 11:48:05 AM
Very nice. I like the transparency of the smoke. The high contrast against the light background works well. It's a little busy at the top but that's only a minor distraction. Among my top picks.
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09/14/2004 11:41:19 PM
returning for comments...

here we leave the realm of smoke and move to the texture of silk-like impression. Bumping up for creative effort, for it does not look like smoke but it looks cool.
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09/14/2004 12:40:49 PM
I was hopjing for something similar but it's a difficult shot to get - congratulations
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09/14/2004 07:10:54 AM
I had to copy it to PS and invert it to see if this was a inverted photo of a smoke or ink in water. I would have rated it with 1 if this would have been ink, but after I saw it was an inverted smoke photo I rated it MUCH higher! good luck.
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09/14/2004 06:19:18 AM
Very nicely done
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09/13/2004 10:35:01 PM
Indeed this is very beautiful and sensual.
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09/13/2004 07:17:40 PM
Looks like silk
great image
good luck
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09/13/2004 05:53:48 PM
Very nice. The complexity of the patterns near the top make this one stand out. I love the border too! 9
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09/13/2004 11:50:06 AM
georgeous (8)
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