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Jan 12, 2011 12:28 |  #31

Katodog, Awesome shots, but I think the "smoke" looks better with the black background. Nicer colours. JMHO


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Jan 12, 2011 12:31 |  #32

You've got to look through the images in my Smoke set on Flickr, there's enough black backgrounds and white backgrounds to make you wonder which is better. Some shots look great with a black background, some look great with white. The shots I posted were just three quick grabs, I didn't feel like going through and picking any "best" images.


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Jan 12, 2011 12:54 |  #33

Awesome posts so far...I'm glad I started this thread! :) Looking forward to seeing more!



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Jan 12, 2011 17:48 |  #34

katodog wrote in post #11625193 (external link)
You've got to look through the images in my Smoke set on Flickr, there's enough black backgrounds and white backgrounds to make you wonder which is better. Some shots look great with a black background, some look great with white. The shots I posted were just three quick grabs, I didn't feel like going through and picking any "best" images.

I'm sorry if I offended you. That was not my intent whatsoever. I sincerely apologize. I was just saying that in the "setup" images of the smoke (with the black background) the smoke looked "cooler" (Nicer colour) than in the ones with the white background. (just comparing the pics you posted) I thought perhaps the flash caused the black background to go white. My bad.


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Jan 12, 2011 18:17 |  #35

hands down one of my favorite threads!


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Jan 12, 2011 18:26 as a reply to  @ Crispy1's post |  #36

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Jan 12, 2011 18:39 |  #37

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #11627287 (external link)
I'm sorry if I offended you. That was not my intent whatsoever. I sincerely apologize. I was just saying that in the "setup" images of the smoke (with the black background) the smoke looked "cooler" (Nicer colour) than in the ones with the white background. (just comparing the pics you posted) I thought perhaps the flash caused the black background to go white. My bad.


I wasn't offended at all, don't apologize, not necessary. I was just saying that I didn't have a preference, which is why I have so many that are black and so many that are white. Other people have said black is better, or white is better, there's never been a definitive answer on that subject. I like a nice clean black background though, I think it works better for most of the smoke.

But, when you see everyone else's smoke shots, they always do the white background, so I had to do some like that to please that type of person.


The white background is made by inverting the image, it's always best to use a black background. But, for the techniques I use with gels to color the smoke, sometimes inverting to a white background makes the colors come out goofy, or come out a color that I don't like. With non-colored smoke I prefer a white background because the smoke looks like smoke, but for colored smoke I think I lean more towards black.

In any regard, I just like to shoot it, it's fun.


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Jan 12, 2011 19:31 as a reply to  @ katodog's post |  #38

A bird filming rig - Canon 5D2 + 300-800 + 2x TC + Sennheiser MKE 400 mic, Manfrotto 475B/3421 support:

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Jan 12, 2011 19:32 |  #39

I'll take the lens please, when should I PM my shipping address??


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Jan 12, 2011 19:43 |  #40

^Wow, nice.


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Jan 12, 2011 19:52 |  #41

liquidstone wrote in post #11627921 (external link)
A bird filming rig - Canon 5D2 + 300-800 + 2x TC + Sennheiser MKE 400 mic, Manfrotto 475B/3421 support:

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Some HD footage it got of an Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopecta, found only in the Philippines):

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haha you win, and what an amazing video


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Jan 12, 2011 19:53 |  #42

liquidstone wrote in post #11622416 (external link)
Set up:

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My self-portrait at the tip of a ball pen. :)

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What do you have going on there? I see a nifty fifty taped to the end of another lens and it's giving you some cool results.

This thread was a great idea.


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Jan 12, 2011 20:00 |  #43

Awesome stuff everyone, deff subbing. Great topic. The moon pictures make me feel like I'm there haha beauitful work.

Katodog, awesome Idea with the water bottle. I'll have to give that a shot sometime (no pun intended)


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Jan 12, 2011 20:11 |  #44

very interesting, subscribing as well


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Jan 12, 2011 20:23 |  #45

I'll play.

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