Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Robert Crabtree, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:49 PM.
Interesting, but still not forming really interesting shapes for me. I'm sure luck and persistence are key.
I don't get it really. What are you trying to do?
To show there are other subjects to photograph in an unseen world if you have an open mind and patience. Try it you might be surprised at the results. No fancy full spectrum or infra red or full frame cameras needed. In fact i have had best results so far with a Nokia camera phone although i am still experimenting. The world of fairies and Divas is a new venture for me so i am hoping for better results in time. I have had good results with full size spirits of humans that lived here in the past and will post some of these soon. I'm only trying to get people to have an open mind and try something different, Rob
That would make you the first photographer in history to achieve such a feat - unless like all the other people who have claimed to have photographed such things it's a hoax. (see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies for the classic example of the genre)
The shapes you've captured are classic smoke shapes though, and it looks like smoke, so we're going to assume it's smoke.
Smoking! by Tony Evans, on Flickr
Off-camera Flash by Tony Evans, on Flickr
Rope (Hulk Mode) by Tony Evans, on Flickr
Stick by Tony Evans, on Flickr
Mine look sharper, but I don't see any significant difference in structure over all.
Tiny bit of grain, and it starts to look familiar.
This is off topic but years ago we did some work with laser sheets ( laser + rotating mirror to make a plane of light) and a touch of cigarette smoke to test them is an absolutely amazing sight.
What amazes me about smoke, is that if you look at other people's photographs, the same shapes appear.
This is not mine,
Smoke by John Harnden, on Flickr
but this is mine,
Swirls by Tony Evans, on Flickr
there's loads of examples of the same structures turning up.
That's fluid dynamics for you. Physics will out!
It's like magic. I think I'd have definitely been excited by this in a physics lesson at school.
Not magic but flow visualisations are wonderful to watch. in computational fluid mechanics visualisations are an all important part of judging if a solution is credible or not. When you watch the weather forecast these days you are seeing the credible projection of the moment, accurate or not!
Its not smoke but if your only interested in solid material subjects then this is not for you. The spirit realm is not solid and not seen by most people. I can see them & so can the Nokia.
I'm just trying to point out that there is a whole new realm for photographers. If you want to be a pioneer and be in at the beginning, give it a go. Do not be purblind sceptic though as you will end up photographing fresh air,
So in summary,
1. believe in fairies
2. point your phone camera at them
3. photograph them
4. if you don't believe first, it won't work
I'm sorry but i don't agree, these things have intelligence just like we have.
Lets see some of yours.
The other guy has sent me lovely pictures of smoke, much better than mine but not one face or figure in any of it as it has no intelligence,
I don't know what to say.......
Be careful, if the guy in that photo thinks you're calling him a fairy, we'll be in trouble.
maybe recalling those three famous fairies: Tulip, Daisy and Hedgehog will help.
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