Get Wet // Maridith Stading

Get Wet // Maridith Stading

This image shows the flow of incense smoke rising out of a wooden incense coffin.

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  • Cole Smith
    Sep 14, 2022 12:58

    Really cool picture, excellent focus and lighting. When you said that you used a white background and was about to make it black through your camera settings and editing I’m wondering what your camera settings were and what editing technique you used to make it look like this? Thanks!

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    • Maridith Stading
      Sep 23, 2022 08:02

      I used a 55 mm focal length, 1600 iso, exposure 1/160, and an aperture of f/32.0. I also used a bright light at the end of the coffin on the right side of the photo and tried to let little light in.
      To edit it on darktable, I cropped it down to size, used a simple s curve for RGB levels, and slightly increased the sharpness.

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  • Kendall Shepherd
    Sep 14, 2022 12:58

    My favorite part of this photo is the top column of smoke and how streamlined it is. I think you did a very good job with lighting to highlight the smoke and having the background be dark. I also really like the details in the wood of the box, even though it isn’t related to the flow, I think it adds something extra.

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  • Lana Pivarnik
    Sep 14, 2022 12:54

    This is a very artistic image. I like the description of it as a coffin, it reminds me of a graveyard with mist over it. I wonder what you did to capture the black background and still light the smoke and box so beautifully.

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  • Ryan Wells
    Sep 14, 2022 12:53

    I really enjoyed how you were able to capture multiple stages of the smoke. The neat and structured smoke rising up complements the dispersed and turbulent flow towards the bottom along the wood. The focus and scope of this image is incredible.

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  • Will Dietz
    Sep 14, 2022 12:51

    I really like how well defined the smoke is. Between your background, lighting, and focus, the stream is really cool to look at.

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  • Kelsie Kerr
    Sep 14, 2022 12:50

    I really like the way that you framed your image, it focalizes the smoke very well and draws your attention to the right places!

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