8.31.2011

s-mokin'!!!

Capturing a smoke photograph has been on my photography to-do list for probably over a year. Better late than never! :-) It would have been a lot easier if I had the foresight to charge my flash. Out of every 4 photos I took, 3 were completely dark - beyond frustrating!

If you Google it, there are a zillion sites to show you how to capture this type of shot, so in the interest of time I won't re-invent the wheel. And since Livia is being left to her own devices this morning, I'm going to share my photos and be on my way! Hope everyone is having a great week! ♥♥



















Thanks for looking! :-)

39 comments:

Jeska said...

INCREDIBLE!!

Andrea said...

Amazing! Look at the gorgeous colors and patterns. WOW!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Those are SOOO cool!!

Eileen said...

WOW!!!! Cool! Going to have to try this. Looks like a good challenge. Love these!!! Great job.

Mom of M&Ms said...

ya done good!!!!!

beautiful.. I have not done smoke in a really long while....hmmmm...

now go check out my cupcake shot

Amy said...

Whoa, those are awesome! My favorite is the one with the white background. Did you happen to get any pull back shots??

I'm back to blogging now!

Casey Martinez said...

This is just another one of your posts that makes my jaw drop. Your talent and creativity astound me. I love that you try stuff like this!

Kristal said...

Wow, those are amazing. I'm gonna have to google how you did those..

hello gorgeous said...

these are AMAZING!!! the colours are awesome...they look more like light trace rather than smoke.... SO COOL! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Jess said...

Beautiful Karli! I can tell you spent a lot of time perfecting these. They're stunning.

Jill Samter Photography said...

I'm with everyone else - these are simply STUNNING and you NAILED them!

GREAT JOB!!!!! Love them all but the white one - WHOA!!!!!

XOXOX

SarahinSC said...

Totally beautiful and perfect!

Natalie said...

I think I lost my comment. Just delete this one if it is repeater. ;-)

I love these shots - especially the white one. So amazing. I might try this sometime.

Stacey said...

These are fantastic.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

that is so awesome, I will have to google it

Ashley Sisk said...

My mouth just dropped - and just this week, I finally tried out the fruit in seltzer water (will share Sunday)...geesh, that was hard. Now you give me another challenge. I can't wait to try this out. And this is why (well one of the reasons) I love you.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

That is so neat! I love the purple one. Gorgeous! :)

Susan said...

THat is just too cool. I'm going to need to put that on my list of things to try.

Ashley said...

Stunning!! You never cease to amaze. Thanks for your sweet comment today. Don't ever feel guilty for not visiting or for stopping by! Where do/did you come up with your list of photographs that you want to take?

Amarie said...

Awesome! Love the colors!

Adeena said...

O.O Wow!! Those are fantastic!

Never thought about doing something like that... might have to try it now. ;) That white background one is amazing! :D

Carrie said...

These are amazing! That purple against white is breathtaking.

Muriel said...

Gorgeous! Who knew smoke could be so beautiful!

Melanie said...

Awwwww... Miss Karli! Ok. Where in the world to begin... (I'm really excited btw) I have to tell you that when I read your comment, it truly made my heart smile! Honestly the sweetest comment I've even received. Then I came over to check out your A-mazing blog. All those sweet comments coming from YOU girlfriend... I'm flabbergasted & inlove lol! You are crazzzy talented. CRAZY talented! (plus thank goodness there is someone else that hearts exclamation points as much as this mama!!! lol-but true!)

Are you kidding me w/ the smoke shots! I've never seen anything like that before. Stunning!
I just adrore your blog, & I LOVE your sense of humor. My little man sure does bring the funny, if ya know what I mean! Those kiddos of yours are like mini super model cute! I will end my novel comment for today, but just wanted to REALLY say thank you, for making my whole darn week! AND thanks my sweet Debbie, she is the best. So excited to follow ya Karlie!!! (Gosh i think i beat you in the (!!) department) ~The End~

Bunch of Barrons said...

Wow! Those turned out great!

happy me said...

Karli! How in the world?!?!?!?
Well now you're just showin' off.
;)
YKILY

*We adopted each other as sistahs alREADY! (ok. that sounds like that sister-wife show which I NEVER watch & which does not apply to us) I'm changing it to "Sisters".

:)

Sarah said...

WOW Karli! These are AWESOME! I can't wait to try it.

Liz said...

speechless!!!

Skye said...

Seriously incredible! :)

SKC said...

These are fabulous. Great work.

Tracy said...

AMAZING!!! These are just great!

Michelle said...

GASP!
THUD, rattle, boom boom.

...... silence.......

(ahem) dusting off clothes and checking out new bruises from the fall...

YOU, my talented friend! just knocked my socks off and out of the building! WOW! WOW! WOW!

can I just say.... I want to grow up to be like Karli when I grow up! seriously you did a phenomenal job on these! some of the best! you should be very pleased with yourself. please know that you rock this talent God has given you!

Lots of love and hugs!
Michelle.

Christine said...

You always come up with such wonderful ideas!!! When I saw them my jaw dropped to the floor. I immediately googled how to do it, and tried to do it myself. I think I'll need some practice though before I get as good as you. Great job!!!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh.
my.
Goodness.
Oh.emm.gee.
And that is what I have to say from looking at them on my phone!!!!!!!! AMAZING!

Warren Baldwin said...

Amazing. YOu do great work.

Brooke said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these :D You always amaze me with your shots!

Courtney said...

Holy cow, girl! Love these! Very cool and very inspiriting!

Natalie said...

What?! Just...what?! So okay, if you would kind ma'am share HOW you did this..?! What you used or the inspiration you found?! This is seriously amazing!

Jerry said...

Karli, you better re-start your photo projects, you are so good and talented!!!!! (5 exclamation points)Let's see what I can do with Chinese incense sticks and Photoshop :)