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rturnbow

Smokin' Strings



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54 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 22, 2015
Great composition, voted "Leading Lines".
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK March 06, 2015
Beautiful. Voted
ShutterSpeak PRO
 
ShutterSpeak March 09, 2015
Real good work here. Great job!!
maureenlight
 
maureenlight March 10, 2015
Really really nice job...beautiful.
Remraf
 
Remraf April 02, 2015
Great shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 02, 2015
Excellent image. Congratulations on being Featured.
catini
 
catini April 02, 2015
Well done, congrats on your feature!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 02, 2015
Brilliant idea, nicely composed......Excellent capture. Congrats on the feature.
sxsvexen
 
sxsvexen April 02, 2015
Very well done!!! Congrats!
itsnickelwell
 
itsnickelwell April 02, 2015
Great creativity. Well done
EligoDesign
 
EligoDesign April 02, 2015
great composition and angle. congratulations on the feature :)
Wayne2photos
 
Wayne2photos April 02, 2015
Very creative! Congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 02, 2015
Beautiful shot!Congrats
Barbpsp4
 
Barbpsp4 April 02, 2015
Wonderfully creative and fab shot. Congrats on being featured.
suzanewhitney
 
suzanewhitney April 02, 2015
Love this image!
FrankSomma PRO
 
FrankSomma April 02, 2015
I knew you were a hot shot randy!
guybahonsrichardson
 
guybahonsrichardson April 02, 2015
Best photo ever ever !
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman April 02, 2015
Amazing creativity and capture. Congrats on being featured.
Dallas_Wolas_Photography
 
Dallas_Wolas_Photography April 02, 2015
congrats.
jimmieeharrison
 
jimmieeharrison April 02, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
JAStandring Platinum
 
JAStandring April 03, 2015
Wow Factor!!
ursgerber
 
ursgerber April 05, 2015
Unusual. Spacey... I like it!
PennySprawson
 
PennySprawson April 15, 2015
Superb shot! Love the lighting!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More May 20, 2015
Wow love this :)
NikkiCarver
 
NikkiCarver June 16, 2015
Very nice!
elizabethannelemke
 
elizabethannelemke June 24, 2015
Love!
vojce
 
vojce July 07, 2015
fantastic shot bravo
DavyQuo Platinum
 
DavyQuo July 31, 2015
Very cool shot ...
pennieshaw
 
pennieshaw August 24, 2015
love it
sauravdhyani
 
sauravdhyani January 28, 2016
love the flair of light coming out from center... it gives a very new dimension to the pic
edielassonde
 
edielassonde March 12, 2016
SMOKING GUITAR!!!! Love it! Are there little people living inside? LOL Great creativity! Beautiful work.
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 April 14, 2016
I come from a long line of guitar players.
!!!!!!! HOT !!!!!!
vargiriou
 
vargiriou July 07, 2016
Awesome!!!!!!
Highless
 
Highless September 23, 2016
Very nice picture ? it
julieannmoschioni
 
julieannmoschioni August 15, 2017
Absolutely love this!
Mrsviruet PRO
 
Mrsviruet September 03, 2017
Love it
mantequillas PRO+
 
mantequillas November 01, 2017
Nice shot!!!
EdaCeviker
 
EdaCeviker January 31, 2018
Real nice!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug May 16, 2018
Smoking hot photo and capture. Love it!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Awesome
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 10, 2018
Awesome
18ricco
 
18ricco November 23, 2018
cool shot love the steam!!!!
18ricco
 
18ricco January 14, 2019
congrates on the peoples choice!!! can you give more of a POV on this photo???
StudioLeFort
 
StudioLeFort March 15, 2019
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...!
ThroughRandysEyes
 
ThroughRandysEyes August 06, 2019
This is a great photo!! Please consider entering my Musically Inclined photo challenge.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry March 27, 2020
so beautiful.......
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug December 03, 2020
Creative and beautiful. A wonderful image. Congratulations on your award!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel April 28, 2021
Pictures. like this one, tell stories and stir the imagination. I wanted to hear the music. Very creative imagination.
GCallahan Platinum
 
GCallahan September 22, 2021
Great shot, wonderful perspective, very dramatic photo, and perfect lighting. How did you do the smoke effect?
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta September 22, 2021
Thank you for entering my challenge 'A Different Perspective on an Ordinary Object'. Voting is now open and your vote is needed to choose the People's Choice winner. Thank you for voting and good luck! Ann
tomdurkin Platinum
 
tomdurkin Mar 14
Smokin'!
Sweetestrage PRO
 
Sweetestrage Apr 06
Love this
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite May 18
How did you manage the smoke?
Candice Stolen Moments
 
love this

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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