Next in my series of smoke photography. Here I tried to express conversion of one colour to another through process of burning :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 – 1/250 Sec, ISO – 100.

Location : India

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


Copyright © Prasad 2013


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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    fabulous, I wish I could tolerate a smoke, so I can shoot something like this

  • Thank you so much :D

    – Prasad

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Robyn

    – Prasad

  • BigD
    BigDabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you :D

    – Prasad

  • katarina86
    katarina86about 1 year ago

    nice rainbow,I like it.

  • Thanks Katarina

    – Prasad

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Tane11 months ago


  • jewelskings
    jewelskings11 months ago

    Congrats on you awesome piece being featured in the GCS Group! Your host Julie and Martin


  • TheBrit
    TheBrit11 months ago

    Very creative and beautiful colors !!

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedt9 months ago

    Very beautiful Great image Prasad!

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