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Dance of the Smoke Lobsters

Dance of the Smoke Lobsters
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Copyright: Andrew Lovedee Turner (andtine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 65 N: 178] (1107)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Artwork, Abstract, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, RAW
Exposure: f/11, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-25 11:53
Viewed: 2099
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As the weathers not been so good recently I've had the chance to experiment indoors and this is the outcome of one such experiment. This started life as a picture of a smoke trail from an incense stick (set up: - black card as back drop, incense stick about 30cm from black card, flash off camera and set up half way between card and incense stick, manually fired upwards to back light the smoke, Camera pre-focused and the exposure set at one second to give me time to manually fire the flash, the room was dark).

After the shoot, I opened the RAW file in CS3 and didn't alter any settings in camera raw just went straight to photoshop. Again I didn't alter the photo with levels etc, but made a selection of part of the smoke and duplicated it three times rotating each accordingly. Having positioned the four parts of the shot I then hand coloured the separate parts, using the brush tool set to colour mode.


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To OWO: I was wondering if it would be seen as legitimateandtine 2 02-25 14:27
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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-02-25 12:02]
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Hi Andrew,

Well this is one artistic experiment. Great outcome indeed. Very rarly seen here on TL.
Well done!



Hi Andrew,

Very interesting piece of art. Excellent effectt - seems like macro of insect with mirror effect... ;] Good colours and clarity. Well done & TFS :]

Greetings from Poland,

Excellent. I have played with smoke in the past and have some posted. Did the same as you with 4 duplicates pieced together, but didn't individually color the different areas like you. Doing that really adds to it.

Great composition and colors. I may have to go back and try some more after seeing this.


PS-it certainly is legit. It started off as a photo and nothing on TL forbids post-processing, art, framing, etc.

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  • lali Gold Star Critiquer [C: 129 W: 5 N: 5] (451)
  • [2008-02-25 14:06]

Une bonne netteté, joli rendu,belles couleurs,
good artwork!

Genial¡¡Muy bueno el experimento y los colores. Es muy original.Buen trabajo.

Un saludo.S.T.

Hello Andrew,
Beautiful and artistic abstract shot.
Lovely colors. TFS

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  • zoe00 (592)
  • [2008-02-26 8:48]

Salut Andrew
Superbe image, ça me fait penser à un essais que j'ai réalisé moi-même
Abstract III
Bonne soirée

Wonderful affect

I love what you've done with this image, truly outstanding.
Very artsy in every way

Thanks for sharing Andrew

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