This is not my most original idea. I have seen this done before and I wanted to try my hand at it. I used two bendy straws and some whipping cream with some food coloring to make “Smokey Straws.”

 

Setup

  • 2 Straws
  • 2 Flashes
  • Fish Aquarium
  • Black Background
  • Whipping Cream
  • Food Coloring
  • 2 Syringes

 

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

2016-08-07_21-56-48 SOOC

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm
62mm
f/18
1/250s
64 ISO

 

Lightroomed

2016-08-07_21-56-48 After lightroom edit

  • Flipped 180 degrees
  • Highlights brought up
  • Adjustment brush used to make clouds pop

 

 

 

Photoshopped

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  • Cleaned up any stuff floating around and fixed any light leaks

 

 

 

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Flipped

  • Well that ended up being pretty boring. so I tried flipping the straws around

Not any better

 

 

 

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Rotated

  • Now this is looking better, but now the straws need to be closer

 

 

 

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Squished

  • This is good. The aspect ratio is weird

 

 

 

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Compacted

  • I moved the straws around a bit and stretched them out
    I don’t know how successful this was

 

Let me know what you think!

 

Somehow I messed up the colors from the original. Probably happened during round tripping back and forth from Photoshop to Lightroom.
Looking at it now, I wish I had just did a macro of one straws spout as that’s pretty cool looking.
Perhaps next time. Stay tuned kids!

 

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