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She's Smokin' the Runway

Posted by
Larry Lefever (Lititz, United States) on 25 January 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

No pixels were moved or added. Honest to god ... this is smoke right off of the incense stick. White smoke against a black background, then inverted to give grayish smoke on white. Color and a saturation bump along with a slight vignette on the right and bottom.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/125 second F/19.0 ISO 100 55 mm

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Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

All I can say is "wow!" Super, Larry, just super!

25 Jan 2011 5:44am

@Barbara Lee: Thanks very much, Barbara.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

amazing just amazing!!!! A****** LOVE IT!!! and want to see more and more!!!

25 Jan 2011 5:49am

@sunstone_maria: Thanks, maria. There are a few more to come.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

the dancer...

25 Jan 2011 7:21am

@KriKridesign: Yes ... dancing. I like that better than the runway. (Never been into fashion).

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! That is pretty amazing!

25 Jan 2011 8:12am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda. Beautiful shot of your girls. I needed a taste of summer today.

Plichard Mickaël from Toulouse, France

Great !!

25 Jan 2011 8:50am

@Plichard Mickaël: Thanks, Plichard.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Flamboyant shapes. Beautiful!
Thx for the info, I have some smoke shots in my archive, but never knew how to obtain a white background..:-0

25 Jan 2011 9:09am

@Marleen: Options are always good.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful image!

25 Jan 2011 9:15am

@Aubélia: Thanks.

manisha from east london, South Africa

a wonderful image - really splendid;-)

25 Jan 2011 9:27am

@manisha: Thanks, manisha.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Cool! That lady don't just smoke - she is made of smoke.

25 Jan 2011 1:23pm

@Marilla: She smelled nice too.

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

I see "her". Wonderful.

25 Jan 2011 2:34pm

@Dan Creighton: And in an instant she was gone.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great :)

25 Jan 2011 2:57pm

@Shahryar: Thanks.

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Very sexy image! I see a female shape in a very sexy pose...a lovely portrait!

25 Jan 2011 4:34pm

@Shar: All dressed in silk. :)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is amazing.. well done.

25 Jan 2011 4:41pm

@Sarito: Thanks, Sarito.

David from Detroit, United States

You'll never get that again in a million years! Very cool.

25 Jan 2011 5:05pm

@David: You're right. But I did get a nice horse. :)

JCJ from Troyes, France

very nice forms

25 Jan 2011 5:47pm

@JCJ: Thanks very much.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

She does have lovely flowing form Larry.

25 Jan 2011 6:33pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Wonderfull vision, yes I can see her :)

25 Jan 2011 9:43pm

@DowsherVision: Thanks. Beautiful post of yours today.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great vision - you caught a great shape! Will have to try inverting some images to see what I get!

26 Jan 2011 4:20am

@Barbara Kile: Thanks. Inverting completely changes the flavor. Sometimes it work, other times not.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

another superb smoky shot! it sure does look like "her"...

26 Jan 2011 5:22am

@DarkElf: Thanks.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


26 Jan 2011 7:43am

@Stefan: Thanks, Stefan. I'm enjoying your skiing images.

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Fantastic job! I can see dancing woman in it! Just perfect!

26 Jan 2011 2:23pm

@Sergei Z: Thanks, Sergei.

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Hmmm what is in this smoke??? Your fantasies are leaking out your ear.. you're smokin' :D

26 Jan 2011 9:34pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: The only thing I was trippin' was the shutter. ;)

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Oh là là!!!

26 Jan 2011 11:16pm

@Sonia Nansid: I'll say! ;)

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Beautiful... Nice one... Congrats on the spotlight

27 Jan 2011 6:13am

@Sriraam Kalingarayar: Thank you, Sriraam.

Narayana from Hyderabad, India

Just superb!

27 Jan 2011 7:15am

@Narayana: Thanks, Narayana.

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is just amazing with the shape of a dancing woman. Wonderful capture and postprocessing.
Congrats tio the spotlight.

27 Jan 2011 8:50am

@larans: Thanks.

Florence from Paris, France

Congrats for the Spotlight Larry !

27 Jan 2011 9:42am

@Florence: Thanks very much, Florence.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

.....and it's always a very nice surprise when I see an image that I like so much ends up in the Spotlight! Congrats, Larry!

27 Jan 2011 10:57am

@Marleen: Thanks. I was hoping one of them would land there.

Mhelene from Paris, France

Absolutely fabulous !

27 Jan 2011 11:14am

@Mhelene: Thanks very much.

Reed from St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Super Job, Larry - Congratulations on the Spotlight!

27 Jan 2011 1:13pm

@Reed: Thanks, Reed.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Looks like beautiful fabric.

27 Jan 2011 1:21pm

@Anita: Thanks, Anita. I saw her draped in silk.

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Your lady got a spotlight, congrats! I like the horse a bit better but this one is cool too ;)

27 Jan 2011 2:51pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thanks, Kristen. I favor the horse as well, but it's always good to see the spotlight on a lady. ;)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Wow, excellent work Larry!!! And congrats on the spotlight!!

27 Jan 2011 3:00pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks much, daniela.

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran


27 Jan 2011 4:26pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Fascinating, congrats!!

27 Jan 2011 5:05pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

27 Jan 2011 9:45pm

barbod from rasht, Iran

very nice

28 Jan 2011 5:06am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Nice imaginative and sensual composition ! Well done !
Kind regards

29 Jan 2011 9:01pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!!! Well deserved!

29 Jan 2011 10:21pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Excellent work on color curves. Well deserved spotlight, congratulations.

30 Jan 2011 6:35am

ceanothe from France

Very nice shot !

31 Jan 2011 6:28am

hoori from mashhad, Iran


31 Jan 2011 7:39am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Absolutely superb! Wow, so delicate and yet so clear! I love it! A real masterpiece! Congratulations on the spotlight! Well deserved!

22 Feb 2011 9:55pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

crazy good!

24 Feb 2011 1:39pm

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
1/125 second
ISO 100
55 mm