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paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 8:35AM
Looks like a delicious ice cream!

These are fab - you should get them printed on large canvas, K

Cheers, Paul

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hebdens 11 5
4 Feb 2006 8:37AM
great stuff,looks fab !!!
4 Feb 2006 8:38AM
Looks good to me. Like smoking taking pictures such as these is addictive.

ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 8:38AM
Beautiful circles, swirls and twists.
john4 12
4 Feb 2006 8:42AM
denka 11 7 Finland
4 Feb 2006 8:47AM
Very nice I love how the smoke looks like fire.

dalischone 12 295 Scotland
4 Feb 2006 8:59AM
Ooooo, love the curves and curls. Reminds me of chocolate ripple. Beautiful light, tones and composition.

4 Feb 2006 9:00AM
great image + capture, really like the different colours in the smoke.
well presented too.

4 Feb 2006 9:01AM

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
4 Feb 2006 9:08AM
Top quality stuff!

thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
4 Feb 2006 9:32AM
Hi K,excellent colours/tones,detail,lighting,delicacy,angle,exposure and presentation.Class shot.Take care.AnnSmile
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
4 Feb 2006 9:43AM
wot! no H.C. yet might even be an E.C. Smile

Very well lit
ReidFJR 11 310 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 9:50AM
brilliant - great movement colour and composition F
turtle1 12 41 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 10:21AM
Brilliant work - I love the colour as well on this.

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
4 Feb 2006 10:28AM
Another beauty K, think you've cracked this technique good and proper!

AntHolloway 11 168 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 10:43AM
Love the spiral on the right hand side.
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
4 Feb 2006 10:48AM
Nicely presented, and so much nicer seen large, too.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
4 Feb 2006 11:11AM
Lovely colours K,these are so good but I have had no luck with them !Well composed.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Feb 2006 12:06PM
Well--how about a RC for a bit of a fix! Congratulations!
Pete_g 11 327 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 12:13PM
Nicely done K.....Pete
comden 11 1
4 Feb 2006 12:28PM
the question is how do you get it to swirl so perfectly
great shot
ptoshea 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 12:30PM
Nice one
albi 12 68 1 England
4 Feb 2006 12:37PM
One of the best I've seen so far, and well presented too.
Nice work.
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 12:45PM
Love the colours on this one K
4 Feb 2006 2:13PM
A great result, I like the way the smoke forms a helix

Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
4 Feb 2006 2:21PM
Congratulations K! This is such a great series. Love the scrolls in this and the toning works a treat.
Nic Smile
BerthaDBluze 11 19
4 Feb 2006 4:33PM
No idea how you do this...but it sure works great! Wonderful tones and shapes! Beautiful shot! Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3528 Canada
4 Feb 2006 5:41PM

sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
4 Feb 2006 8:41PM
Superb K...
annaliese 12 421 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 10:11PM
Fantastic and congrats!

funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
4 Feb 2006 11:27PM
wonderful //.. stunning work
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2006 12:57AM
Brilliant K, well done and congrats Smile
beaniebabe 11 2.3k England
5 Feb 2006 1:37AM
wonderful, will have to try this again me thinks Smile

congrats on EC

Angie x
ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2006 1:47AM
A beauty. Congrats on the EC.

5 Feb 2006 1:54AM
Oh my god! Thanks Pete! Smile I'm still going with this smoke because I know there is better to come, its going to be down to alot of patience I think because I could fill 2 cards and still not come away with one that I'm 100% happy with. Thank you so very much for all your comments and support of these images. K.
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
5 Feb 2006 2:06AM
Is this an incense stick again K - the smoke looks denser in this one...
5 Feb 2006 4:39AM
great work! beautiful tone
congrats on the EC!
tg 12 86 Scotland
5 Feb 2006 5:55AM
Great shot, good light. Congrats on the EC!
Jasbe 11 116 England
5 Feb 2006 6:52AM
Great pic, congrats on the EC award well deserved.
ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2006 8:47AM
I find this so hard to do..this is excellent, love it. Ann Smile
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
5 Feb 2006 10:38AM
Hi K, tried this tonight, couldn't get a sharp image so did a bit of work on my latest. Paul
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
5 Feb 2006 1:22PM
Simply stunning. That colour is lovely and subtle. Well done.

I had a go at this the other day but now realise you haven't a chance without a flashhead. :-(
ardbeg77 Plus
12 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
5 Feb 2006 10:53PM
You need to get some of those patches, K, they can help you quit...Smile Except I'd rather you didin't - 'cos I'm enjoying these very much. Most relaxing - you can see shapes in them, like clouds Smile

mattmatic 12 598
5 Feb 2006 11:56PM
Very cool shot, K Smile
Congrats on the EC too!
6 Feb 2006 12:05AM
Thank you all very much. Lauren you can just use an on board flash but you will need the background to be a fair distance from the smoke. this one was taken with just a single camera flash.
madgirl 10 14
6 Feb 2006 4:36AM
Well Done, K

PeeGee 12 10
6 Feb 2006 6:01AM
I can't believe you're still uploading these...

Don't get me wrong, they're very good and i'm sure you've worked hard to get them, but 10 of them? It makes me think you just need your ego massaged by the clicks & comments.

6 Feb 2006 7:26AM
Thanks Sharon.

PG, I dont have an ego, I like taking photographs and I liked the challenge of this subject. I really wanted to fill my showcase and each and everyone of these pictures needed to be different from the next, sometimes I really dont know why I even bother uploading anything as there is always someone wanting to find an ulterior motive behind something.
PeeGee 12 10
6 Feb 2006 9:02AM
Don't think i'm attacking you...There's no ulterior motive. You (like everyone else on this site) upload photos for people to view and state their opinion on. That is my opinion. I didn't say it was a bad photo, I didn't say you are a bad photographer, I simply said I think you are over doing the smoke thing.

You need to be able to take criticism as well as praise in photography.

6 Feb 2006 10:13AM
What does it matter how many if you think they are good? I enjoy or rather enjoyed doing them and as I said I wanted to fill my showcase. I take criticism about a photo but this wasnt about the photo. One landscape taken 10 different ways, a gerbera taken 10 different ways, this isnt the same shot uploaded 10 times with a different colour but I dont want to have to try and justify why I uploaded them. I like them, hence the uploads.
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
6 Feb 2006 12:48PM
I'd rather have 10 smoke shots than 10 robins! LOL!

Blimey, thanks for telling me about the flash...I wouldn't have tried the on board flash as I thought it had to be side/back lit. Will have a go at the weekend. Smile Cheers.
joko 12 1 Bulgaria
7 Feb 2006 1:21AM
cozzie 12 56 Northern Ireland
9 Feb 2006 5:33AM
Looks almost shell like. Transparent.
21 Feb 2006 2:45AM
Thanks very much folks. K.
stockys 11 48 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 1:36PM
WoW stunning folio very original and your web site is A1 a pleasure to look at!.

5 May 2006 1:21AM
Thank you both very much Smile K.
lynsfiona 12 5
23 May 2006 7:43AM
WOW, what a fantastic shot!!!! Your portfolio is looking wonderful! clickety clickety click! Lyns x
7 Jul 2006 12:28PM
Thanks Lyns Smile K.
sawsengee Plus
10 5 11 Malaysia
29 Aug 2006 3:59PM
great composition, must have taken a load of
patience to get this shot, reminds me of the many fractal flames that I have been greatly preoccupied besides photography.
simon saw
incognito 12 75
22 Sep 2006 4:14PM
I am about to finish decorating my house soon and think that a couple of these smoke shots might look fantastic on my wall if you would consider parting with a couple. With regards to the person who commented on the number of smoke images uploaded - that just sounded like an envious viewer to me - If you uploaded 10 portraits does that mean you are over doing it - obviously that person needs to learn to look at the images far far closer - a face must just be like any other face to her - sad.

Any way great photo mesmerises me every time I look at it.

26 Sep 2006 6:35AM
Thank you Simon and Shaun. Shaun be happy too, drop me a line at my email address(on my profile page) or PM. K.
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2007 12:09PM
Classy - keep posting them - love to know your approach

26 Jul 2007 12:54PM
I am so taken by this photo, i have never seen anything like it before. The detail is such that you could look at it for ages and still see things you hadn't noticed before.

I am new to this place so don't know if it's bad etiquette to ask what the technique is to get this sort of shot.

To the person who mentioned the ego, your comment is a personal attack rather than critiquing the photos. Understand the difference before commenting in the future.
Can you post the technique used for this photograph? Its fantatic.. I would love to try it

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