Ella and I had the idea for this series while browsing the archives of pictures taken during the beginning of this blog. While we had more spectacular smoke shots, we chose to use the calmer shapes for this transition. We had fun discussing different possible interpretations, we bet you can come up with one, too ;)
I would also like to use this post to point once more to the GradientGrabber, a tool I wrote and finalized a while ago but that got overlooked due to our photoblogging hiatus. The purpose of this little program is to extract grading (toning) curves from existing images and save them in a Photoshop compatible format, allowing you to apply them to other images. The series above is an example of what can be done with these curves; each one of the pictures has been graded with a different one. Head over to the GradientGrabber page to check it out.
The pale, wispy way these linger is a delight . . the effect is so calming. AG @ 2008-January-7 01:25
You produce some truly beautiful work, it makes me cry (as I'd like to do so, too)! I'll be back again real soon... lolly @ 2008-January-12 18:40
Nice to see you guys back again. This is "birth" (or maybe mitosis). ;) One still, one dances, one starts to become two, one becomes two (and with a nice swell), then there are two. Chris @ 2008-February-5 17:45
I've wanted to shoot smoke for awhile now, and yours are pretty fantastic. christine @ 2008-May-6 07:00
Great combination of images and well presented in this manner. Dan Creighton @ 2009-June-23 16:21