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Challenge: Twisted II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Home
Date: Sep 29, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2009

My 1st attempt at shooting smoke.

[Oct. 6th, 2009 03:37:05 PM]

Black sheet for background and incense stick for the smoke about 3 foot back.
One flash off camera, pointing straight up into smoke.

Cropped, levels, inverted,neat imaged, saturation +30%, hue-9.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 155
Avg (all users): 7.1871
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 7.1020
Avg (non-participants): 7.2213
Views since voting: 4049
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 171
Comments: 29
Favorites: 15 (view)


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10/12/2009 05:46:07 PM
Beautiful
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10/11/2009 02:08:56 AM
sweet image! congrats on the Blue
and thanks for sharing the steps..sounds almost "easy"
:)
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10/10/2009 03:01:33 PM
Looks like a photogram... I am the president of our photography club. Could you share with me the technique that you used to take this picture?
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10/10/2009 01:09:45 PM
i'm happy that a photo like this, a beautiful photo, has taken a ribbon! mine similar photo were not even rated...
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10/09/2009 12:32:13 AM
Oh, that's very nice.
And thanks for adding your explanation for how it was done.
:-))
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10/08/2009 12:33:47 AM
And a great attempt it was too! Congrats on the score and ribbon :-)
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10/07/2009 11:59:01 PM
Excellent job on your first smoke photo. Congrats on the blue!
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10/07/2009 05:25:09 PM
Perfect smoke. Well done! Congrats on your Blue!
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10/07/2009 01:03:53 PM
Hmm, if you get the blue on your first go, what's going to happen when you practice? :) Well done. Very effective.
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10/07/2009 09:13:14 AM
shouldn't make this the last attempt either, Great job!! Congrats!
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10/07/2009 08:00:23 AM
Stunning Image and a well deserved Blue!
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10/07/2009 07:48:57 AM
Mark, not bad for a first attempt at a smoke shot! Wonderfully crisp, and lit beautifully. Fits the challenge perfectly. Congrats on the blue.
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10/07/2009 06:08:21 AM
Congrats on the Blue! This is a great image and a well deserved winner.
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10/07/2009 04:12:47 AM
haha! Turns out I also got a good result (red ribbon) with a negative of incense stick smoke. Congrats!
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10/07/2009 04:01:11 AM
Congrats on the blue! Great image!
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10/07/2009 02:37:44 AM
Not bad for a first attempt ;) Congratulations on the blue!
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10/07/2009 12:51:38 AM
Perfecto! Congratulations!
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10/07/2009 12:43:30 AM
Congratulations, Mark! It's a really beautiful smoke shot.
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10/07/2009 12:03:43 AM
You hung on to it!!! Congrats on the blue--awesome shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2009 09:10:51 AM
Bit tired of smoke shots personally (that's what comes with being here too long I guess), but you've done a nice job of capturing good sharp curls. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/03/2009 03:46:15 PM
Fantastic tones and shapes. Top marks :)
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10/03/2009 01:39:57 PM
outstanding smoke shot - the colors the tones and the lines are fantastic - i figure this for at least top 5
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10/02/2009 10:11:35 PM
Beautiful picture. I'd love to see how you did this picture.
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10/02/2009 03:18:22 PM
Oh, how beautiful! My favourite so far.
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10/01/2009 04:10:32 PM
best one of the series for me, smooth creamy colors, sharp and good composition, 9
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10/01/2009 09:46:21 AM
*not voting as I'm in this challenge-just commenting since I've seen requests for comments in the challenge thread*

Soooooo Beautiful. Wouldn't be surprised to see this on the front page. Perfection. Good Luck!
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10/01/2009 02:39:19 AM
Nice use of the smoke theme. Inverted?
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09/30/2009 10:24:50 PM
Wow, very cool. It almost looks like an X-Ray of smoke. I dig the crisp-ness of each line, adn the mellow tones and shades is a huge plus.
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09/30/2009 12:42:23 AM
I wish it wasn't clipping the swirl on the left.
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