The Tempest by Chris Richards


Small (21.9" x 16.4")

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Do you see the scene unfolding?

The seas are unforgiving,

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Smoke photography.



  • taylorcoyne
    taylorcoyneabout 6 years ago

    amazing work!
    simply mind blowing!!
    is this all natural. obviously not all but the total structure of it all is awesome!

  • Thanks Taylor =)
    Yea, aside from the change to total B&W and an inversion, this is what you’s get if you shot smoke =) I love it so much – you never get the same thing!

    – Chris Richards

  • stacks22
    stacks22about 6 years ago

    this is awesome!
    How do you do it??

  • Thanks stacks!
    All you actually have to do is set up your camera on a tripod or something, light up a stick of insense, and the shoot away!

    – Chris Richards

  • taylorcoyne
    taylorcoyneabout 6 years ago

    yeah. i’ve seen similar stuff like this but something about this one strikes me. i hope to see more of this kinda stuff. maybe a series? haha

  • Well, I’ll do my best to impress =) Check back from time to time!

    – Chris Richards

  • AuntieJ
    AuntieJabout 6 years ago

    Looks like a Lake Superior November storm brewing.

  • I can’t agree with you throuh experience, but I’d imagine this would be similar to something of quite a squall!

    Do you see the tall ship in the storm? =)

    – Chris Richards

  • xbrokendreamsx
    xbrokendreamsxabout 6 years ago

    Love this one =)

  • Thanks Arley! =) I actually took this months ago with my other smoke shots…. it’s amazing what you can see with a different set of eyes in just a few months!

    – Chris Richards

    DARREL NEAVESalmost 6 years ago

    fanblooming soooperb …p

  • Thanks pluggarts =) With any luck, there will be more coming soon in a small series, as suggested.

    – Chris Richards

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    Freaking wicked shot! As soon as I looked at it I saw a sailboat on the rough seas! I really, really have to try this :)

  • Chris Richards
    Chris Richardsalmost 6 years ago

    =D I’m glad to see you can see what I see, if you’re still following =P It’s definitely worth while to play with =)

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    I see a smoke group coming!!! …..great shot.

  • aussiedi
    aussiedialmost 6 years ago
    a very cool shot.. Never thought to try something like this..
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