Thursday, February 23, 2012


Smoke, originally uploaded by NedraI.
After reading this article; -easy/ I tried these smoke shots. I don't like incense so I kept lighting and blowing out a small votive candle. My first attempts didn't turn out well so I reread the article and realized my aperture wasn't set correctly so I tried a few more shots and was happy with these results. Learning how to add the gradient fill layer in Photoshop was a new skill for me. It felt great to learn something new today!                
This shot is cropped but no special Photoshop effects:
This one looks like a liquid being poured:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Playing with Fire

xDSC_0134, originally uploaded by NedraI.

A member of our photo club set up this awesome demonstration for the rest of us to photograph. Considering I forgot my tripod my pictures turned out ok. I look forward to trying it out again sometime.