……. and it Dissolved

My adventures in Smoke.  Taking photographs of smoke is very interesting to me, I take hundreds and hundreds at a time.  

The shapes and forms change every time, by just the simplest of movements.  A single breath, a wave of your hand, a flick of your wrist or a simple gust of a moving object.  A harsh gust of wind will make your smoke stream less than attractive to capture to say the least; and almost invisible ….. You sometimes just have to wait, until the stream is as good as it gets … before any other movement throws it off its course……. click

Just like life itself, don't you think?

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  16 comments for “……. and it Dissolved

  1. Theresa Puerto
    May 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I  love this!!
    This must require a lot of patience +Ricardo Williams : )

  2. Ricardo Williams
    May 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    +Theresa Puerto a little bit of both patience and a lot of shots!  Most of the might be out of focus or not pleasing, but when you get a couple that you like … there is a lot that can be done to it.

  3. Theresa Puerto
    May 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    +Ricardo Williams Very well worth it!

  4. Saji Saju
    May 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Great work +Ricardo Williams and love the colours !  *Makes note to self, to try smoke photography sometime soon..* 

  5. Ricardo Williams
    May 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you +Saji Saju …. let me know when you are going to give it a try!

  6. Louisa Catharine Forsyth
    May 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love your thoughts behind this +Ricardo Williams , now you have me wanting to try it too, sensational shot! See, you inspired me again * grin * 

  7. Ricardo Williams
    May 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    +Louisa Catharine Forsyth do it… .as soon as you start shooting the figures you wont be able to stop….. let me know if you need any tips 🙂

  8. Hope OHara
    May 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    love the vibrant colors…

  9. Ricardo Williams
    May 29, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks so much +Hope OHara 

  10. Louisa Catharine Forsyth
    May 30, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I will let you know for sure +Ricardo Williams , thank you 🙂 Right now I can still barely move with all the physio, but as soon as I am up and full of energy again, smoke time it is 😀 Happy weekend to you! 

  11. Hope OHara
    May 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    hey.. question +Ricardo Williams  do you use a black light ??

  12. Ricardo Williams
    June 1, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Nope +Hope OHara … you use a regular speedlight/flash and a black background 🙂

  13. Manik Ratnappuly
    June 5, 2014 at 12:12 am

    The colours are amazingly beautiful. How do you create or capture the colours Ricardo

  14. Ricardo Williams
    June 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    +Manik Ratnappuly it is a combination of selecting the right photo of smoke, and using post-processing .. .adding a gradient layer to the final photo. 🙂

  15. Joanne Turano
    June 7, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Hello +Ricardo Williams I've enjoyed checking out all of..well a few of your photos..its so cool what your doing with smoke, inspiring and very cool. Hope I learn stuff from ALL of you..thank you for letting me check out your pictures and join in..I hope..I want to learn too..and see what I can see lol..k thanks its great photos

  16. Ricardo Williams
    June 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you very much +Joanne Turano … if you have any questions feel free to ask… looking forward to see some of your smoke photos soon.

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