Smoke composites

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by torsteinh, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

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    During a lazy sunday with rain outside, I thought I'd have some fun trying to capture some smoke. Fiddling with various lenses I eventually got some smoke columns onto the chip.

    Looking at the results, the smoke had this organic quality which I think make it a good source for some fun creating composites.

    Anyway - here is one of my first trials. I've never met one in person, but I get that genie-feeling from this one.

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  2. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Rob Campbell
    very nice. I like the lighting and color processing on this.
     
  3. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Veteran

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    David D.
    Wow it seems a dancer


    Sent by HAL 9000
     
  4. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dan
    Thanks for the next rainy day project :2thumbs:
     
  5. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

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    Looking forward to the results :)
     
  6. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

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    I just had to have another go at this. A bit more sensual and not so threatening as the last one. Shares the same legs and torso though :)

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    Ballerina by Torstein Hansen, on Flickr
     
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  7. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

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  8. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Neat! How are you doing this?
     
  9. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

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    Basically it is a composite of multiple smoke images.

    The smoke itself is photographed in front of a black backdrop. I got a radio controlled flash which I put behind and below the insence stick facing forward so not to lighten up the backdrop itself.

    After that it was a process of cutting and pasting selected parts of the smoke images together with heavy use of free transform and warping in photoshop. A few hue/saturation layers where used as well.
     
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  10. TheMenWhoDrawSheeps

    TheMenWhoDrawSheeps Mu-43 Veteran

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    Hah , thought so.)
    Next step would be minimize Transformation and wrapping - meaning control the smoke only by stick movements. So you will just need to move the shots. That would make it even greater than it already is.)
     
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