Doin' the Twist

© Lisa J. Boulden

Doin' the Twist

Uploaded: February 21, 2009


It amazes me, the patterns that emerge when photographing trails of smoke.

ISO 100. f19. 1/200th. EV+1.
On camera flash plus two speedlights.
Color added in PSCS2.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.50, ExposureTime: 10/1800 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, return light not detected, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Natasa Mikuz level-classic February 21, 2009

Amazing! #1087068

Carol Engstrom level-addict February 21, 2009

This is so cool! Great shot, Lisa! #7189395

Lynne Morris level-classic February 21, 2009

I am loving this series Lisa, just when I think you can't do any better you produce this awesome image, WINNER in my book, fantastic work girl! #7189418

Tiia Vissak February 21, 2009

very cool! #7189426

Les Rhoades level-classic February 21, 2009

wonderful series on the color smoke #7189438

Kate Baumgartner February 21, 2009

Fantastic, creative and a true piece of artwork. #7189490

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 21, 2009

Amazing image and creation, Lisa.

Dominick #7189491

Kerry Hill February 21, 2009

Amazing and beautiful, Lisa!! #7189541

Marisol Pastor February 21, 2009

Beautiful image Lisa. #7189548

Brett Dolsen February 21, 2009

Like music Lisa!!Beautifull creative work and colours!!Brett #7189578

Michelle Alton February 21, 2009

You're having a ball with this series, Lisa. They are reMARKable images... #7189674

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 21, 2009

This is too cool, Lisa. Love the pattern and colors. #7189725

William C. Raco level-classic February 21, 2009

Amazing... and beautiful
Excellent work, Lisa #7189862

Carol Sawyer February 21, 2009

Beautiful image, colors and work, Lisa!! #7189941

Jeanine M. Bailey February 21, 2009

These are AWESOME Lisa!!! :) #7190071

Anthony L. Mancuso February 21, 2009

Stunning image Lisa...excellent DD work Lisa #7190130

M.Christine Duncan February 21, 2009

How cool is this girl! I've yet to try anything like this... but it looks like fun! Love the way all the lines weave together! #7190194

Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 21, 2009

Hi Lisa,the color is beautiful.Great effects and a outstanding capture!!!!! #7190225

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 21, 2009

Amazing creativity, colors. Beautiful image.
JP #7190462

Anne M. Young level-addict February 21, 2009

Fantastic again - has to be a winner #7190490

Maria Morrow February 21, 2009

Lisa, I absolutely love your 'smoke' series... very creative and excellently done! I can't decide which is my favorite. Great work! #7191138

Judy A. Lawhon February 21, 2009

another beautiful smoke capture....well done, Lisa!! #7191282

Ron McEwan February 21, 2009

Intriguing image here Lisa, well done for DD work. #7191504

Susan Weisensel February 21, 2009

Lisa, I like all your smoke photos, but this one is really cool and just grabed me. Love it. #7191761

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 21, 2009

Each & everyone is a masterpiece, Lisa!!! Who thought that smoke could be elegant but that is what you did here,my friend!!! Hope one of these-or more- are WINNERS!!! Very inspirational & creative work here indeed!!! #7191956

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic February 21, 2009

Beautiful!! Interesting...I posted some images of smoke last August all different colors and of course shapes. I didnt even get comments on any but the B&W shot which I still have in my gallery. It was incense I used and strobes. #7192082

Dianna Murphy February 21, 2009

This is awesome! Love the way you framed it. the colors are amazing and the detail... wow. I think you've got a winner! #7192146

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 22, 2009

What a beautiful series here, Lisa! You are so very talented. Your gallery ALWAYS makes me realize how far I still have to go! -Laura :) #7192383

Arlene Krassner February 22, 2009

This is awesome Lisa. I am enjoying these. #7192585

Joan E. Hoffman February 22, 2009

Holy smoke!! LOL This is awesome Lisa! I thought it was made with Chaoscope! Excellent work! #7192664

Sherry McClead February 22, 2009


Sherrybear #7193578

Howard B. Cheek February 22, 2009

Delightful image lisa,
You're painting with light :)
Interesting series of photo's, looks like you're having fun!
Well done!!
Howard #7193599

Michael Umbreit February 22, 2009

Lisa - This one is way cool!!! - Mike #7194793

A P February 22, 2009

this one is just fantastic. right into my favorites it goes. Awesome Lisa. Just love all of them #7194994

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 22, 2009

Stunning!! Beautiful lighting, colors and designs. Love the whole series. Very creative and original. #7195834

Eivor Kuchta February 23, 2009

Wonderful, Lisa! #7197092

Carlton Ward level-deluxe February 24, 2009

Very cool Lisa - good imagination and use of colors. Congrats :) #7206460

Sandy Powers February 24, 2009

Ohmygoodness, Lisa! How did you DO that! It is so amazing. I'm in awe of your smokey work :) I love your finalist monkey too by the way, and congratulations on that :) But these just mesmerize me!


JO ANN CLEVELAND February 25, 2009


jo ann c. #7215135

Cathy Barrows February 26, 2009

just WOW #7216926

Max Aureli February 26, 2009

Lisa, I am going to a party and I need a smoking machine... do you want to come?? :-)))

Great... this one is just great!!!! I love all those series of "rolls"!! Fantastic work my friend!! #7217794

Freddy Bland February 26, 2009

Fabulous photography and so fascinating!!!!!! #7217842

Remi Trepanier February 26, 2009

Amazing capture! Love the paterne of the smoke! #7219249

Ken Smith level-classic February 27, 2009

Very cool...creative. Excellent work, Lisa! #7221296

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 27, 2009

~☺~ ♥ ~☺~
I really appreciate that you each paused to peek, and all commented so kindly. Thank you!
Blessings, Lisa♥

Bob D. Hall level-classic February 27, 2009

Beautiful abstract, Lisa!
Give us some lessons on this girl! #7223726

SaMi Martin March 02, 2009

I LOVE this one! How do u ever get some of these designs? #7232903

Michelle L. Frick March 02, 2009

Now that's amazing! WOW!!!! #7233838

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 02, 2009

Lisa, what a fantastic series of images!! Each one unique and beautiful. #7234711

anonymous March 04, 2009

Wonderful smoke series Lisa! I think this one is my favorite! Fantastic work my friend! B- #7244223

Rhonda Burger March 05, 2009

If this doesn't win something I will be so amazed as I am with this cool image. Rhonda #7246621

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 05, 2009

This is my favorite!!!!!!!! Love the elments shot in it! #7248248

Tammy Scott level-classic March 05, 2009

I agree with Linda...this is my favorite, too! #7248336

KV Day March 05, 2009

Well, of course had to go thru and look at them all. I'm with the rest, love this one #7248467

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 05, 2009

Big thank you's!!!
Ya know, of my smoke series, this one and "Whisper" are probably my favorites.
So glad you like this one, too.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7248531

Karen Slagle March 09, 2009

This one is my favorite, Lisa. The colors you add really make the smoke pop. Well done and hope to see more. #7263218

Alex T. Mizuno March 10, 2009

I love your smoke series! You've created mesmerizing works of art! Colors and shapes are all magical!! #7269609

Corinne M. Thompson March 11, 2009

Beautiful! #7273119

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 11, 2009

Your smoke series is totally amazing, Lisa! #7274373

Dennis Gay March 11, 2009

G'day LIsa,

[Sings: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".]

Although I really like the one that includes the incense stick I feel this one wins the money!

The patterns are so unusual and your colourisation is beautiful.
The framing/crop has set up a great composition showing off as many of the shapes as possible within the space of the frame and they are so clear and detailed.

In a word; "Luverly!"

Dennis #7274636

March 14, 2009

What an awesome idea to photograph smoke patterns! They are all amazing, but I think you really nailed it on this one! Great Great work! #7283917

A P March 18, 2009

It's hard to choose but I think this is my favorite as well (since it came with a brownie receipt OLOLOL) Good luck Lisa #7298921

Jessica Jenney March 18, 2009

Amazing series and gorgeous capture, Lisa! #7299287

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 18, 2009

Amazingly beautiful Lisa!!! #7300973

Michelle L. Frick March 18, 2009

I love this whole series Lisa - just WOW - all of them! You could make a book out of these - and you should! Love them! Good luck! #7301272

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 20, 2009

Gorgeous Lisa! Love the light whispy design of this one! #7309973

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 21, 2009

WoW! This is beautiful, Lisa! #7312419

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton March 22, 2009

Really, really cool !! #7314846

Steve M. Harrington March 24, 2009

Your smoke images are brilliant in every way, Lisa!
Steve #7324405

Joan Powell March 24, 2009

a masterpiece !!! #7325051

Scott A. McDaniel March 25, 2009

This blows me away! I can't even comprehend how to try to duplicate it. Absolutely fantastic. #7327403

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 25, 2009

another huge congrats for this beautiful finalist!!! #7327580

Colleen Farrell March 25, 2009

WTG, Lisa! This is so cool; I want to try that sometime. Congratulations on getting a finalist on your fave! #7327605

Hendrik Storme March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your great finalist,Lisa!!! #7327985

A P March 25, 2009

My favorite smoke photo!!

Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist Lisa!!


Adam CD Caron March 25, 2009

Congrats on this great sho #7328279

Michelle L. Frick March 25, 2009

Me again - love this shot every time I see it! Congratulations Lisa! I think we'll see this again!! #7328318

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Lisa! #7328420

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this stunning finalist Lisa. Your entire series should all be finalists. I plan on seeing a gold winner here. #7328474

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

Congratulations Lisa with those smoky Finalist!!! :-))) I call 911!!!! LOL LOL #7328517

Eugenio Diaz March 25, 2009

AWESOME...CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!! #7328936

anonymous March 25, 2009

Congratulations Lisa! I'm so happy to see this image as a finalist and hope it receives GOLD! B- #7328987

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2009

Thanks for the wonderful support and happy messages! I just love these dancing fruity fellas, too! (Thanks Nancy and Ann!)
Many blessings, Lisa♥ #7329154

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329239

Vicki Hunt March 25, 2009

This is really great! Congrats! I'd like to see this as Grand Prize!!! #7329703

Elida Gutierrez March 25, 2009

Well run out of fingers, CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7329817

Tammy Scott level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic and creative finalist! #7329827

Freddy Bland March 25, 2009

Huge congratulations, Lisa, on all SIX FINALISTS! What an accomplishment and very well deserved! #7330222

Leland N. Saunders level-addict March 25, 2009

Congratulations, again Lisa ... Well Done ... !!

Lee #7330735

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 25, 2009

Too beautiful Lisa!!!! Congrats!!!! #7330751

Debra R. Harder March 25, 2009


Tammy L. Newcomb March 25, 2009

I see a Grand Prize headed your way.... If not, it will happen eventually with all the amazing work you are putting out.

Congrats and I am wishing big things for you in the next round. #7331704

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2009

Wow! You all know how to make a girl feel really, REALLY great!!!
Thanks for the wonderful encouragement!
Big smiles, Lisa♥ #7331766

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 25, 2009

You are the Queen of these smoke images girl! Congratulations, I wouldn't be surprised if all of these are "Gold"

jo ann c. #7332029

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 25, 2009

I agree with Jo Ann!!! CONGRATULATIONS once again ,Lisa!!! #7332119

Sherran Andersen level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats Lisa. Sherran #7332222

Kara L. Hendricks March 25, 2009

I know how much this one meant to you Lisa... I was so thrilled to see it among this months finalists..:) Here's hoping it goes GOLD!!

I bet it does!! 1st Place even! #7332361

Nick Lagos March 25, 2009

A dynamic and unique image Lisa....good luck #7332615

Jessica Jenney March 26, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa on your amazing finalist! #7332938

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, Lisa! #7333437

Terry Cervi level-classic March 26, 2009

This series of yours just blows me away, Lisa! Amazing work! Congrats on this beautiful finalist! #7333913

Cheryl E. Molennor March 26, 2009

Love all of them!Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #7334368

Alison Krylowski March 26, 2009

Fantastic! Beautiful! Congratulations! #7334816

M.Christine Duncan March 26, 2009

Bravo Lisa on your finalist!!!! From myself, and ALL of us at DRU Club too!!! CONGRATS! #7335118

Jeana Clark March 26, 2009

STILL SMOKIN'!!!!!!!!! ;o)
Awesome Finalist Lisa!!!!


~J~ #7335478

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 26, 2009

~☺~ ♥ ~☺~
Big smiles here!
Thank you!!!
~♥~ #7335655

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Outstanding work Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist! #7336184

Susan Fox March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your win Lisa! #7336484

A P March 26, 2009

YEAH YEAH YEAH Girlfriend!



Arlene Krassner March 26, 2009

Congratulations Lisa! #7336508

Sharon Sawyer March 26, 2009

Lisa, congratulations on your win!!!! #7336537

Erin Kirsten March 26, 2009

Wow wow wow - well deserved win with this!! Don't have a clue how you did it - but I love it!! #7336595

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 26, 2009

Totally gorgeous Lisa!!! CONGRATS on your beautiful WINNER! #7336654

Colleen Farrell March 26, 2009

WTG, Lisa! Congrats again! #7336669

Jessica Jenney March 26, 2009

Congrats, Lisa on your fantastic win! #7336799

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 26, 2009

A huge congratulations Lisa on your wins!!! I love them and they so deserved to win !!!! #7336819

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 26, 2009

Congrats on your 2 wonderful smokey winners Lisa! #7336830

Kristi A. Howson March 26, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Lisa. Love the colorful display of light! #7336848

ROLAN NARMAN March 26, 2009

Huge congrats Lisa on your superb winner! #7336972

Joan Powell March 26, 2009

Congrats on all of your SMOKIN' wins ! #7336986

Max Aureli March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your smoky Winners, Lisa!!!! ... can I call 911??? LOL Great winner my friend!!!! :-))) #7336997

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congratulations Lisa !!! #7337080

Gerri R. Jones March 26, 2009

Big Congratulations Lisa on your beautiful and well deserved winner!!! #7337144

Vladan D. Djordjevic March 26, 2009

Big congratulations on your amazing winner, Lisa! #7337172

Evy Johansen level-classic March 26, 2009

Lisa, you are the master of smoke images!!! Love them all!!! Big congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved win!! #7337206

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Huge congratulations on this AMAZING WINNER, Lisa!!! #7337291

Tammy Espino March 26, 2009

Congrats on this great win :) #7337319

Wendy Moghadam March 26, 2009

Congratulations Lisa!- on all your images. They are all so creative #7337369

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 26, 2009

Thank you!!!
~♥~ #7337569

Mary K. Robison March 26, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win, Lisa! #7337699

Carol L. Fowler March 26, 2009

Congrats on this big winner #7337752

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 26, 2009

A Win for this creative work. Congratulations my friend. #7337922

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 26, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa! #7338252

Cora Miller level-addict March 26, 2009

Incredible pattern repetition in this one, Lisa. It's stunning! Congratulations on all of your wins. #7338273

Alex T. Mizuno March 26, 2009

What a beautiful image you created! Congratulations on your win Lisa!!! #7338292

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 27, 2009

congratulations on your superb winner Lisa! #7338371

Tiia Vissak March 27, 2009

Congratulations! #7338570

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 27, 2009

Congrats to you, Lisa, what a wonderful winner! #7338886

Nadya Johnson March 27, 2009

Lisa, your smoke series is totally astounding!! There must be a connection here to Chaos Theory; but what gorgeous chaos! Congratulations on your awesome winner(s)!! #7339322

Robert Baer March 27, 2009

congrats on this so very creative win! #7339469

David Phalen March 27, 2009

BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!! #7339682

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 27, 2009

A huge congratulations Lisa on your wins!!! I love them and they are so deserving!!!! You are the Queen of Incense!

jo ann c.


Debra R. Harder March 27, 2009

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa, on your well-deserved, outstanding GOLD WINNER!! Deb #7339802

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 27, 2009

FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!!!! WTG, Lisa!!!!! :-) k #7339937

Linda Blair March 27, 2009

Incredible win......congratulations!!!!!!! #7340247

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 27, 2009

Your kind words are so very appreciated!
Thank you!
~♥~lisa #7340459

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap March 27, 2009


Nina Shields level-addict March 27, 2009

Lisa, congratulations on your award winning images; they are truly worthy of the recognition; inspiring work! #7340656

Rhonda Burger March 27, 2009

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340932

Alison Krylowski March 27, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa!!!! #7340954

Shawn Jennings level-classic March 27, 2009

WTG Lisa! Congratulations on this fantastic win! #7341017

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 27, 2009

Huge congrats on bringing home the Gold, Lisa. #7341141

Cheryl E. Molennor March 27, 2009


Remi Trepanier March 27, 2009

Congratulation on your second place winner! #7341685

Anita Hogue March 28, 2009

Hi, Lisa! CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL THREE OF YOUR SMOKING IMAGES! I knew we would see them again! They are absolutely awesome!!!! #7343203

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 28, 2009

Your kind words of congratulations are so very appreciated!
Thank you!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #7343344

Boyd L. Alexander March 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Lisa!!! I knew this had to be a winner.Great job!! #7343929

M.Christine Duncan March 28, 2009

CONGRATS Lisa.... such a great photo!!! Now, with a lovely gold tag beneath! Bravo! #7345375

Carol Engstrom level-addict March 28, 2009

Congrats! #7345700

Renee Doyle level-classic March 28, 2009

I just knew we would be seeing these again Lisa!!!! Big congrats on all your fabulous gold wins!!! #7345832

Ken Smith level-classic March 28, 2009

You've certainly captured these smoke photos to perfection...just surprised one didn't capture 1st place..regardless..super congrats to you! #7346535

Lynne Morris level-classic March 28, 2009

Huge Congratulations on this awesome winner Lisa! #7346550

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 28, 2009

Amazing work-- congratulations on your win, Lisa!! #7346687

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2009

Loved this the moment I saw it Lisa! Congratulations on your win! #7346700

Rachelle D. Carriere March 29, 2009

Congratulation on this beautiful creative WINNER! #7348531

Steven W. Lepak March 29, 2009

Bravo Lisa! Congrats on this spectacular winner. Looks like you had a good month. Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #7349095

Anna Diederich March 29, 2009

I love this! Congratulations! #7349236

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 29, 2009

Yes, I knew this had to be here! Congratulations on all your hard work with the smoke shots!!! #7349684

Ruth Grimm March 29, 2009

Yes!! I agree! Your smoke series has not only been fabulous, but highly successful! WTG!!! #7350115

Datha Y. Thompson March 31, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Lisa!!! W O W I Love it :0) #7355998

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 31, 2009

Thank you ALL so very much!
~♥~Lisa #7356073

Crystal Young March 31, 2009

Amazing smoke photos, so creative! Congrats! #7356604

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 31, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa once again!!

Usman. #7358399

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 02, 2009

Congratulations Lisa on your 2nd Win!!!

Dominick #7362730

Elida Gutierrez April 02, 2009


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Patricia Ronan April 05, 2009

WOW! Fantastic image Lisa, I see you had a great winning month for February!! Many congratulations and very well deserved:)) #7374938

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe April 18, 2009

I missed this one, Lisa! Very creative and a wonderful work of art! #7418381

Lori Carlson April 20, 2009

Your works are so inspiring, Lisa! I adore this creation!! Way to go! Big congrats! :0) #7425193

Marisol Pastor June 05, 2009

I'm REALLY behind on commenting, so please accept my very belated congratulations! Love your smokey creations. #7600647

Murry Grigsby August 05, 2009

Very creative Lisa! I love the rainbow colors and light airy feel of these smoke patterns. Well done!! #7819065

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