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Like the kiss of an angel       ©2020 A.N.Other
Panasonic NotReallyPany       2nd place, 149 points
1/639s, f6.4, ISO 100, 246mm, Manual, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: My usual. Nothing fancy.

Cropped, burn, dodge, blur, sharpen, clone tool, spot removal tool, levels.
      Extra Info: The smoke came from an incense cone.
 
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Jade O.
Apr 29, 2020
    A.N. Other. I meant to reply. When you asked, I assume, what did I mean by I don't get the connection I simply meant I saw an egg on a metal spoon shot above what I assumed was a smoking stick of some sort, maybe incense, maybe natural fiber like wood or straw, and to me the wholly disparate elements had no natural relation to one another in any context that I could think of so it appeared to me to be a meaningless juxtaposition the point of which I couldn't figure out. Obviously the voters on the whole liked this way more than Steve's horses which was far and away my top pick but I noted that you both had the same number of first place votes so obviously many of the group thought differently than I did.

Lo
Apr 28, 2020
    This is spectacular - congratulations on setting it up and on getting such a high finish.

NEAT
Apr 27, 2020
    Funny how we both finished 1st and 2nd place in both challenges. Well done.

mrsawyer
Apr 27, 2020
    Congrats on your double top two finish.

RobertLavker
Apr 27, 2020
    Great finish- great smoke.

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A.N.Other
Apr 27, 2020
    Thank you all so much. Your approvals mean a huge amount to me :-) .
Edited on Apr 27, 2020

Mepo
Apr 27, 2020
    Great idea for a very impressive shot.

breadmaker
Apr 27, 2020
    Eggsellent!

cookiejar
Apr 26, 2020
    Wonderful effect.

CalicoFrog
Apr 26, 2020
    Wow, that's just...
Wow.

Lo
Apr 26, 2020
    All I can say is Wow! The set up is really creative and the result is amazing. The lighting and detail are superb.

GardenGirl
Apr 26, 2020
    It's not easy to capture smoke - the focus and lighting are spot on.

A.N.Other
Apr 26, 2020
    I'm delighted you all like the smoke patterns. I couldn't have realistically hoped for better.

Jade O - Connection? The challenge is 'Share what you like' so it has an open theme. If you are referring to the 'hopefully, will bring back memories of happier times' then yes, looking back through my old Fujimugs (the older brother of Panachallenge) photos did indeed do that. I do very much regret the fact that Fujumugs folded but I still cherish my memories of my time there. I hope my entries will give joy to my new Panachallenge family too :-) .

As for the title - sorry if it was a bit too cryptic. Please read the explanation in my reply to mrsawyers comment below.
Edited on Apr 26, 2020

Jade O.
Apr 25, 2020
    The smoke patterns are compelling and everything is technically fine but I just don't understand the connection or the title.

SteveBee
Apr 25, 2020
    Really cool smoke! Eggcellent.

ysal
Apr 25, 2020
    The smoke pattern is terrific.

A.N.Other
Apr 25, 2020
    Thank you both for the great comments :-)

RobertLavker - I think I must have had beginners luck then! This was taken for the Smoke/Steam Fujimugs challenge and was only the second time I'd ever tried to photograph smoke. The first time was the previous day for my other entry. I have never tried since. Good luck if you try again.
Edited on Apr 26, 2020

RobertLavker
Apr 25, 2020
    Most creative - I haven done lots of smoke images; however none as good as this one. Congratulations on an outstanding image.

aoc46
Apr 24, 2020
    Neat shot - the smoke shapes almost appear to glassy solids. Very striking!

A.N.Other
Apr 24, 2020
    Thank you all for the kind comments :-)

mrsawyer - Sorry if the title turned out to be a bit cryptic. I took this photo for a Fujimugs challenge and have never changed it's caption since then. I can't remember the exact time the title came to me but I do remember that when it did it came in a flash (no pun intended!).

While I was sitting, waiting for the smoke to manifest itself into interesting formations, I noticed how delicately the warm smoke enveloped the spoon and egg in an almost ethereal way. It applied almost imperceptible pressure to their surfaces, whilst smelling beautiful in the process of doing so. It came to me that if an angel ever did kiss, it would be as gentle and as beautiful as how this smoke caressed the spoon. So the title was born and has stayed with this photo ever since.
Edited on Apr 26, 2020

mrsawyer
Apr 24, 2020
    When I saw the thumbnail shot, I assumed the egg was being steamed. But now I read that you used smoke. I have tried to stretch my mind to the place you were when you came up with the caption for the photo, but have failed. Please tell, why that caption? Beautiful lighting and focus.

NEAT
Apr 24, 2020
    Creative shot, love the steam.
Edited on Apr 24, 2020

forkcandles
Apr 23, 2020
    One of the joys of the mini challenge there is no theme so judging is on the “ What I like” or “What appeals to my sense of humour “
Every picture has a story some are disclosed and some not, this doesn’t matter as The Image has meaning to every entry

this has WOW and OMG factors for me .just thank you for sharing
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