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JDLifeshots January 22, 2015
Great composition, voted "Leading Lines".
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YvonneJeaK March 06, 2015
Beautiful. Voted
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ShutterSpeak March 09, 2015
Real good work here. Great job!!
 
maureenlight March 10, 2015
Really really nice job...beautiful.
 
Remraf April 02, 2015
Great shot!
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AlanJakarta April 02, 2015
Excellent image. Congratulations on being Featured.
 
catini April 02, 2015
Well done, congrats on your feature!
 
akhtarkhan April 02, 2015
Brilliant idea, nicely composed......Excellent capture. Congrats on the feature.
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sxsvexen April 02, 2015
Very well done!!! Congrats!
 
thenickelwell April 02, 2015
Great creativity. Well done
 
EligoDesign April 02, 2015
great composition and angle. congratulations on the feature :)
 
WMurrayphotos April 02, 2015
Very creative! Congrats!
 
iceman2 April 02, 2015
Beautiful shot!Congrats
 
Barbpsp4 April 02, 2015
Wonderfully creative and fab shot. Congrats on being featured.
 
suzanewhitney April 02, 2015
Love this image!
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FrankSomma April 02, 2015
I knew you were a hot shot randy!
 
guybahonsrichardson April 02, 2015
Best photo ever ever !
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chuckrickman April 02, 2015
Amazing creativity and capture. Congrats on being featured.
 
Dallas_Wolas_Photography April 02, 2015
congrats.
 
jimmieeharrison April 02, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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JAStandring April 03, 2015
Wow Factor!!
 
ursgerber April 05, 2015
Unusual. Spacey... I like it!
 
PennySprawson April 15, 2015
Superb shot! Love the lighting!
 
Inspire4More May 20, 2015
Wow love this :)
 
NikkiCarver June 16, 2015
Very nice!
 
elizabethannelemke June 24, 2015
Love!
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vojce July 07, 2015
fantastic shot bravo
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DavyQuo July 31, 2015
Very cool shot ...
 
pennieshaw August 24, 2015
love it
 
sauravdhyani January 28, 2016
love the flair of light coming out from center... it gives a very new dimension to the pic
 
edielassonde March 12, 2016
SMOKING GUITAR!!!! Love it! Are there little people living inside? LOL Great creativity! Beautiful work.
 
terrysigns13 April 14, 2016
I come from a long line of guitar players.
!!!!!!! HOT !!!!!!
 
vargiriou July 07, 2016
Awesome!!!!!!
 
Highless September 23, 2016
Very nice picture ? it
 
julieannmoschioni August 15, 2017
Absolutely love this!
 
Mrsviruet September 03, 2017
Love it
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mantequillas November 01, 2017
Nice shot!!!
 
EdaCeviker January 31, 2018
Real nice!
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JayneBug May 16, 2018
Smoking hot photo and capture. Love it!
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Awesome
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Awesome
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18ricco November 23, 2018
cool shot love the steam!!!!
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18ricco Jan 14
congrates on the peoples choice!!! can you give more of a POV on this photo???
 
StudioLeFort Mar 15
Thank you for entering my 'In the Spotlight' challenge. And congratulations, you are the winner. I love this shot, the simple idea, the lead-in lines of the strings, the spotlight and the smoke (how did you do that - I tried to get smoke the other day and it was a failure!) Anyway, I digress - cracking shot and a worthy winner...!
 
This is a great photo!! Please consider entering my Musically Inclined photo challenge.

Smokin' Strings



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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo of my guitar in my home studio.
Time
I took this photo late at night to ensure maximum darkness in my studio. I needed a very dark room to accommodate the type of lighting I was using.
Lighting
This was to be a long exposure so I needed my studio pitch black. I simply used a small maglight flashlight shining straight down onto the sound hole of the guitar for several seconds.
Equipment
I used a Canon EOS 7D on a tripod with a handheld shutter release, and a Canon prime lens.
Inspiration
I love musical instruments, and I love the magic of long exposures with a creative twist. I learned a trick to generate on-camera smoke effect with string, and I used it here. I also wanted a unique camera angle to go along with the effect and so I shot down the length of the strings. To enable the attention on the sound hole and smoke I tried to focus the light tightly toward the hole.
Editing
I did minimal post work on this. I had to darken the edges of the shot somewhat, but the rest was pretty much as-is. I even kept the guitar blemishes to add character.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon EOS 7D, several Canon lenses, a Sigma macro lens, my carbon fiber tripod, extra batteries, an expanded battery pack, a Canon Flash, extra memory cards, a camera strap, cleaning materials and fluid.
Feedback
Creativity is key. Try things that others are not in order to stand out. Look at other photographers work, find something that inspires you then make it your own. For long exposures you will need patience, time, repetition, and persistence. Long exposures are all about experimentation.

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