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It Took This Photographer 100,000 Pics And 3 Months To Get These Surreal Smoke Shapes

Published 5 years ago

It took 100,000 photographs and three months of work for photographer Thomas Herbrich to capture these breathtaking images of cigarette smoke. The fruits of Herbrich’s labor were just a few golden images for his “Smoke” series, which surprises us with astonishing similarities to familiar shapes, like the human figure.

I was very surprised by how extremely quickly smoke move,” Herbrich told PetaPixel. “The rising of cigarette-smoke is actually so quick that conventional flash equipment is too slow, as is the photographer – only a few milliseconds pass between recognition of the subject and the taking of the shot, a length of time in which the smoke has already changed again.

Herbrich had to use a flash duration of 1/10000 sec or even faster to create thousands of images just to capture his beautiful 20. Below are some of our favorites.

More info: herbrich.com (h/t: colossal)

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abstract, abstract art, abstract photography, cigarettes, full-post, high-speed photography, pareidolia, pareidolias, smoke, smoke art, smoke pareidolia, smoke photography, strobe photography, Thomas Herbrich
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