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  • Sierra Castillo
    Nov 17, 2016 11:02

    Purple happens to be my favorite color, so I may be biased when I say that it really makes the image. The smoke plumes are interesting and so detailed. The focus is really nice.

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  • James Julian
    Nov 9, 2016 12:32

    Art: The contrast between the background and the smoke, I do enjoy the use of purple to highlight the smoke.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus and the shutter speed that was used in this piece is great.

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  • Joseph Straccia
    Nov 7, 2016 21:57

    Very interesting shapes in the smoke plume and the purple color makes the image more interesting. It’s too bad the background wasn’t isolated from the subject in these photos.

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  • Daniel Baker
    Nov 7, 2016 12:14

    The framing of the smoke was on point. Well done there. I also enjoy the fact that you chose to use purple. It employs a royal feel to it as if we are in an Egyptian temple. With that said, the black background is the icing on the cake for this image. The flow of the plume is not too fluid to be unnoticeable, and it is just clear enough to catch details in the swirl of the center. I enjoyed seeing this artistic image. Super great job.

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  • Tiangen Ge
    Nov 7, 2016 12:14

    The purple color is really making the smoke mysterious! Good focal length and excellent post-processing.

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  • Sean Harrison
    Nov 7, 2016 12:13

    Very crisp well focused image. I enjoy the purple tinge on the photograph it adds a nice touch. Maybe consider cropping in the image a little from the left.

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  • Jeremiah Chen
    Nov 7, 2016 12:13

    Cool, calm vibe! I like the colors and how it shows the smoke very nicely.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Nov 7, 2016 12:13

    1. The image is beautiful and artistic- the blue tint is really wonderful.
    2. The fluid physics are well shown.
    3. The photographic technique is very nice.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Nov 7, 2016 12:12

    You managed to capture the depth and 3D folds in the smoke very well in this image. The purple hue adds to the contrast and lends to the mood of the image.

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  • Hunter Miller
    Nov 7, 2016 12:12

    I have taken pictures of similar things and i know how difficult it is. I also used flash but put the backdrop very far away and it seemed to help. I still think the image came out very well and the focus is obviously very good. The purple hint is very cool and works well with the smoke.

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  • Mark Noel
    Nov 7, 2016 12:11

    Beautiful image! I love the color and contrast. Great focus. Good work

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  • Daniel Luber
    Nov 7, 2016 12:11

    Really nice photo. I appreciate the amount of post processing that you did to the image. I think it all adds to the photo. It almost looks like the smoke itself is emitting light.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Nov 7, 2016 12:10

    Nice photo, good clean crisp lines in the smoke, post processing looks like it made a pretty big difference. I like the coloring and the fade into black on the edges.

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  • Daniel Bateman
    Nov 7, 2016 12:10

    Nicely Lit! The contrast from the background and resolution of the flow are both right great. I like the choice of color. Good job editing out distracting elements.

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  • Jason Savath
    Nov 7, 2016 12:10

    I like the purple hue in this image. The smoke and the background contrasts fairly well. The flow of the smoke can be easily seen.

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Nov 7, 2016 12:10

    The focus on the incense smoke is impressively crisp and makes the image. I like the choice to color the image purple and the rolling spiral in the middle of the image. Good work!

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  • James Julian
    Nov 7, 2016 12:09

    Art: The contrast between the background and the smoke was really well done.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and recognized.
    Photographic technique: The depth of field used in this piece is really well done, with the successful capturing of the overall dimension of the smoke.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Nov 7, 2016 12:09

    Awesome color in the smoke. Nice relaxing image. No distracting elements. Great detail and focus on the smoke. Cropping out part of the blank space on the left would help center the image and draw more attention to the flow of the smoke.

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Nov 7, 2016 12:09

    Very nice focus on the smoke. I like that you edited the color, you can still see the flow phenomena nicely and the purple is a nice touch.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Nov 7, 2016 12:09

    I like the purplish tint on the smoke because it adds a different feel from the standard gray smoke. You might want to try and crop the sides just a tad, I think it adds just too much negative space.

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  • Max Scrimgeour
    Nov 7, 2016 12:08

    really cool image of the curls contained within the photo. I like how you made the smoke purple to give the photo a unique feel. Nice work with the lighting and post processing to make the background become completely dark.

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  • Alexander Rosenberry
    Nov 7, 2016 12:08

    Nice purple colors, you made the smoke look super crisp which doesn’t seem easy. Also great job cleaning up your background, looks great

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