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By cattyal  
I tried a different candle this evening - and got some decent swirly smoke Smile I could however do with a candle that isn't bright white - my next shopping mission.......

Faffed with slightly - a bit of topaz adjust, a bit of unsharp mask, levels - the usual pratting about.

Tags: Books Still life General Smoke Digitally manipulated Quill Candle Skull Vanitas

Voters: morpheus1955, SailorBuoy, ireid7 and 22 more



Richsr 16 91 224 England
21 Nov 2012 10:08PM
Like the light and hint of smoke in this
Regards Richard
kaybee 19 8.6k 28 Scotland
21 Nov 2012 10:11PM
No - I never have.

Nice picture
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 10:55PM
A feather now in your prop bag.
Well used to let the smoke be seen curling it's way upwards.
Interesting to compare the white of the candle against the creamy tones of the pearls.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 8:07AM
lovely still life ... except for the smoke that is ....Wink
Bonvilston 12 61 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 9:46AM
Dark and intriguing. A photo with a thousand possible stories. Well crafted ....Peter
Joline Plus
17 38 59 United States
22 Nov 2012 12:56PM
Niknut Plus
13 3.6k 82 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:43PM
Cracking shot !!!...that whispy smoke is great !!

I've done a mod. to save you shopping for coloured candles !!......I just went to the Adobe candle-shop
& they'd got some Red ones in stock, but you can have any colour you want !!!....saves traipsing round
the Cheltenham shops ??.WinkGrin
cattyal Plus
18 9.2k 6 England
22 Nov 2012 10:27PM
Thanks folks Smile

The feather has been knocking about for a long time - just rarely used. It was very fresh when I found it attached to the remains of its owner - I hasten to add that the bird was dead at the time!

Thanks for the mod Keith - I did go traipsing round the shops at lunchtime today - actually not too far from work. There's lots of candles out there but most have white cores so are a fat lot of use once the drips start running. It seems I need to invest in some decent quality beeswax candles to get some really good drips going.

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