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Playing around :-)

Off camera SB-800 fired from the left. Snooted with my Pringles snoot to keep the beam narrow.
Oh – the pic is inverted ;-)


smoke, domestic, vffeat


  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Whoa Vikram! What a great result! So you did the side lighting with this I am assuming? It is really perfect. LOVE the spoon idea….this turned out so great….awesome work bud!

  • Thanks so much Shelly. Yep – sidelighting (cactus trigger to my SB800). It was a fun shoot (but very smelly fun!). I’d lost all my smoke pics before I could upload them in Dec when my disk crashed so needed to reshoot.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullover 5 years ago

    Superb work, well done ;o)

  • Thank you so much Mark – this was a fun shoot. Not too much skill once the set-up is done, but the results are almost always attention grabbers.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesover 5 years ago

    Wickedly cool!!

  • Thanks Pamela – so glad that you think so!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • DApixara
    DApixaraover 5 years ago

    Stunning…how do you do it….

  • Thank you – flip the pic and you’ll see. The rest is a joss stick, a dark room and off-camera flash.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 5 years ago

    Nice Vikram – I’ll have to give it a go once I recover from my weekend of excess!

  • Thanks Dean – sounds like you had a fun weekend! I decided to be anti-social this weekend.
    Next weekend – splash pics (not drop pics – but things going splash!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserover 5 years ago

    Playing can result in some wonderful captures! Let me guess… did you rotate the picutre 180 degrees? If not, then I’m not really able to figure out what you’ve done to achieve this.

  • Got it right in one Peter! I still need to get smoke rings – I tried and tried – I need to fashion something (like bellows) to get the rings.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Are joss sticks addictive? LOL Fascinating work once again Vikram. You are so inventive!

  • I’m pretty certain they can’t be – the smell still lingers at home and I continue to get dirty looks from the wife – LOL.
    Thanks George – had to think of something to make this ‘different’.
    Note to self: get nice smelling ones like citronella or something and don’t just go for the longest ones to get more smoke.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image.

  • Thanks so much Jay – glad you dropped by for a visit!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Vivi Kalomiri
    Vivi Kalomiriover 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • Thank you so much Sylvia – much appreciated!

    – Vikram Franklin

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