Third in my series of smoke photography. Here I used gradient tool in PS to add colors :D. In these abstracts, I tried to find close relation with the spirituality, nature, creation & forms

This is an image purely made of smoke. I used incense stick to produce smoke flow and Elinchrom Dlite RX2 studio light to illuminate smoke against dark background in a darkroom created at home. While it raised, I followed the patterns created during the combustion process.
I used various other means in order to originate shapes and patterns purely by smoke.

These images later emphasized and brought to a more enhanced visual state by post processing in photoshop using different tools. I improved black & contrast using brush tool in the images.

To achieve details and the sharpness precisely and clearly, during the formation and shooting process, I used pen / pencil for prefocusing at the location & turning on to manual focusing mode, to achieve the visual impact and avoid blurred and fuzzy results.

I hope you enjoy the series.

Equipment : Canon EOS 7D, Tamron 28 – 300 mm lens @ 129 mm.

Av – F13.0, Tv – 1/200 Sec, ISO – 100.

Location : India

Processing : Single RAW file was processed in CS6 for color, levels & sharpening. :)


Copyright © Prasad 2012


1. A World of EOS – 08.07.2013
2. International Showcase – 08.07.2013
3. Canon DSLR – 08.07.2013
4. A love of Canon – 09.07.2013


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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 1 year ago

    fantastic work Prasad, really love what you did here

  • Great to see you, Vesna

    – Prasad

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 1 year ago

    Oh a rainbow of color! Great work Prasad!

  • Hi Jo, Thanks friend

    – Prasad

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago

    8th July

  • :D

    – Prasad

  • kenspics
    kenspicsabout 1 year ago

    OUTSTANDING Prasad!!!
    A wonderful creation!!!

  • Thank you, Ken

    – Prasad

  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanabout 1 year ago

    Beautifully done Prasad.

  • Hi Phil, Thanks friend

    – Prasad

  • Fern Blacker
    Fern Blackerabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks Fern :D

    – Prasad

  • ienemien
    ienemienabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Featured July 7, 2013

    Congratulations with your feature, you can also find it every Sunday in
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    Your art and photo quality is wonderful and deserves it to be featured!
    Warm Greetings from Ien … Bye

  • Thank you, Ien

    – Prasad

  • BigD
    BigDabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you :D

    – Prasad

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 1 year ago

    Hi Prasad,

    With the FEATURE in International Showcase!
    Excellent Work, very well done!
    Take care, Jo ;)

  • Thank you, Jo

    – Prasad

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 1 year ago

    magical work Prasad

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