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[title color=”dark” size=”h3″] Smoke Trails Captured Using A Flash [/title]
[title color=”dark” size=”h5″] – A new challenge – [/title]
It was about two weeks ago that I was watching the smoke rise off of a candle I had on the back deck. Completely relaxed and in meditation a spark of inspiration arose in me. I wanted to capture the black smoke rising off of the flame. Thus it began. I was shooting against the bright overcast clouds of the day, giving the smoke a dark look. Shooting about 200 images, I didn’t really know what to expect until I viewed them on the computer. It was then that I was awestruck.
Much like water, smoke is completely organic and unpredictable. Ever changing as it moves and plays with the elements around it, so to capture it as an image is the challenge. Unlike landscape and floral shots, with every press of the shutter is a mystery and is completely unique.
Since that first shooting I have been trying to capture a series of images that portrays the way smoke plays.
by Christopher Johnson