Nameless (2008-11-13_EOS 40D_100-1431)

Smoke photography is really addictive! I can't get bored of endless forms and shapes it can take.

I saw a pic on the net that inspired this shot unfortunately I don't have the link to give due credits.


The spoon was held in place by a very strange home made thing. Underneath the spoon, at close distance, I placed 2 incent sticks.


Camera was set at ISO 100 6 seconds exposure in total darkness and smoke was manually painted with light with an external flash at 1/128 of its power. I fired the flash twice if not mistaken.


Although I've decided to publish this version I'm unsure if it would have been better in colors. Maybe I will end-up posting both.


If you have any idea about a name for it, I am open to suggestions.



  • sharaff 7y

    that is fantastic. the black and white is superb, color version should be good if you have some nice colors, or rather white balance tricks on this huh. this is great
  • C 7y

    I saw that spoon and thought Absinthe in Reverse. Very cool shot. Smoke photography is something i've never tried. You're pushing me closer though
  • cbejjani 7y

    Wonderful shot Chef, the smoke effect is really great,
    it gives a lot of life for the picture,
    Cheers :)
  • Antoine Khater 7y


    I think I'm going to give colored version a try. Thanks

    I think you should give it a try. I found it addictive and rewarding. but that's just me :)

    Thanks :)

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Kayla McAllister 7y

    I really like it! I am going to have to play with that one of these days.
  • time for a new beginning 7y

    It's really interesting how the smoke curls underneath the spoon.

    Did you use gelled flashes for the coloured verion of this?

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Antoine Khater 7y

    Thanks ! you should try it. Sad to notice you stopped padding already

    No gelled flash, however the smoke ended up with 2 colors naturally I think the flash hit at 2 different places with different intensities. I'll upload the other soon.

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  • Serge Melki 7y

    how about

    Eating soup on the moon?

    because of lack of gravity.... soup goes upward?
    Nice Shot. now I have two Homework to do. the colored pencils and this.
  • KEIKO loves you! 7y

  • Cat Cheong [taking a break] 7y

    Amazzzzing Picture!
    i love it
  • Kayla McAllister 7y

    That's only because I ran out of space this month.... I want to pay my bills before I spend money on something that's not 100% necessary.
  • James Berry 7y

    This is very fine indeed.
  • Antoine Khater 7y

    :) what's up with you and the moon :P

    thank you :)
    Thanks ! glad you do

    Well come back quickly

    Thank you
  • Indah Susanti 7y

    wow! this is excellent photo! well done! faved! thanks for sharing.
  • Antoine Khater 7y

    Thank you, one of my personal favs
  • kevindar 7y

    super cool. I am gonna try this today.
  • Roberto 6y

  • David Boag 6y

    Creative and fun! Flip the image vertically and it would look like smoke was overflowing off the spoon.
  • snil it 6y

    love it !

    very good !!
  • CarusoPhoto 6y

    Fantastic set-up...very creative. And very nicely photographed!
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Taken on November 13, 2008
  • EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • ƒ/11.0
  • 70.0 mm
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