Fourth 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 @ 208 mm.
Av – F14.0, Tv – 1/200 Sec, ISO – 100.
Location : India
Processing : Single RAW file was processed in CS6 for color, levels & sharpening. :)
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