IV2 // Nathan Gallagher

IV2 // Nathan Gallagher

Image taken in collaboration with Ben Carnicelli, David Milner, and Alex Kelling, with materials provided by Dr. Hertzburg

This image was taken using Dr. Hertzburg’s smoke ring gun. This toy creates vortex rings out of “super fog fluid,” which is likely a combination of deionized water, propylene glycol, triethylene glycol, or glycerin, which were able to be captured when lit with a large sheet and placed against a dark background. This image was taken with a 155mm focal length, 12800 ISO, and an f-stop of f/5.0.

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Ella Mcquaid
    Sep 23, 2022 12:47

    This smoke ring has so much character, it looks like a little creature swimming toward the camera and I really enjoy it.

  • Max Patwardhan
    Sep 23, 2022 12:46

    I really like how your focus adds depth to the image, with the upper corner being out of focus and the central ring being in focus

  • Lucas Fesmire
    Sep 23, 2022 12:41

    I really like how the photo conveys motion. I also think that the noise in the darker areas adds a lot to the image and makes it feel a little more eerie.

  • Alex Kelling
    Sep 23, 2022 12:40

    I love the action shot that this creates and it almost looks like a jelly fish.
    The blue hue makes it colorful against such a dark background.

    To answer your question, I personally like the focus of just the ring, compared to the whisps of smoke surrounding it.

  • Isaac Martinez
    Sep 23, 2022 12:38

    The image has a very neat subtle blue color. I also really like the smoke ring and its trail.


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