Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Smoke Watching

I've been playing around with some photographs of smoke.
Getting good photographs of smoke was a bit of a challenge. I need to give this another try using a tripod.

I did have a lot of fun manipulating these images in Photoshop though...

Looking at photos of smoke is much like watching clouds. You start to see all sorts of odd images emerging.
Click on the links after each pic to see some of the variations.

I think I see a mystical rabbit in this.
I have more variations on this image up as a slide show.

This one ended up with some interesting textures.

More variations.

I like this alien dancer. ;)

Playing with smoke. Less dangerous than playing with fire. :)


Heather T. said...

Love love love the alien dancer!! Did you have to use a cigarette for that?

Cory said...

Zeb...send me some of the stuff you are smoking, I want to paint like you.


Zeborah Loray said...

I used a stick of incense for this batch of photos. :)

Zeborah Loray said...

I WISH I could paint like that. ;)
If I could find a substance to smoke that would make that happen- I'd probably try it. LOL

These were all done digitally in Photoshop.

Evelyn S. said...

I love the Alien Dancer! Was just going to ask about the source of smoke when I read your response. Great work, Zeb!

BurningRubber said...

I love those! The alien dancer is my fave too.

Mari said...

Less dangerous? Perhaps. Way more cool? Absolutely!
You rock! And, oh yeah, I sooo want to learn to do cool stuff like that in Photoshop too!

Gail P said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. What you've done is

Zeborah Loray said...

I highly recommend Jessica's photography class series. My photographs have improved so much since taking them.



Kathy said...

WOW!!! These are just mind blowing to me!! Beyond cool!!! LOVE the Mystic Bunny (I can seem him/her) and the Alien dancer!! WONDERFUL work!!


Just Beautiful Zeb
love them all...I can see the bunny too.You are always so inspiring
Annette In Oz

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Zeborah!
THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a positive comment! You are so kind! I am SO loving these altered smoke images! They are so INCREDIBLY AWESOME!

Brandi said...

OHH!! Pretty!! I sooo wish I had time to do photoshop work, of course I have to get another copy of it first. These pics are so interesting..I want to touch them! You are such an inspiration! I updated my blog so you can catch up with me since I haven't had time to come over again. Love ya!

sandyh said...

love the altered smoke images! it is so fun playing in photoshop! i have a lot of learning to do but the little i know now has made such a difference. i've noticed that incense makes some of the best smoke images and this sure proves it.

Laci said...

love the art.