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Doctor Death
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Published: June 2, 2010
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Fancy an injection?

Contrast change in photoshop. Rest is pure camera.
Image size
3888x2592px 599.64 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/256 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
30 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 2, 2010, 4:30:24 PM
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Robinflight-forever's avatar
Robinflight-forever|Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool..!
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Grayda|Professional Photographer
Thanks! Out of all of the photos I've ever taken, this one is one of my favourites. It turned out exactly how I'd planned it.
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FoxHenge|Student Traditional Artist
how did you do this? was it just a gas inside the syringe?
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Grayda|Professional Photographer
I would say "quite simple!" but it wasn't :B

I bought a syringe from my local pharmacy (without the needle bit), pulled the plunger bit out and put some tape over the small end (to stop the smoke from escaping while I was filling it with smoke). Then I lit up some incense and held the syringe over the incense until it filled up. I then gently put the plunger back, removed the tape, posed and took the photo while gently pushing the syringe out. The lighting was done by an off-camera flash with an orange filter held over it. Surprisingly, it took only 50 photos to get this shot. Normally I would have expected double or even triple that amount ;D

And as my wife pointed out, the smoke looks like half a skull. Quite coincidental, for sure!

Thanks for the question :)
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pap911's avatar
Lol. :D
But photo is great.
50 photos?
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Grayda|Professional Photographer
Yep. I'd get about 3-4 "squirts" of smoke out of the syringe before I'd have to refill, so I wasted a few sticks of incense and a few hours trying to get this shot right. Other shots I've done with water and incense have taken taken 100 or more shots to do and quickly filled up my CF card!

But in the end, I think it was worth it, as this is one of my favourite photo from my whole 365 day challenge.
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