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Piano Keys with a smoke-like/fire-like swirls around it

Effect done in the darkroom (the real one). Note me if you want to know how.

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:iconmoonlit-blues:
Moonlit-Blues Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Love it, reminds me of a smokey bar with a baby grand piano involved. Mmmm... story inspiration, interesting...
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MysticLotus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student
I think the coolest thing about this picture is how authentic it is, with the amazing smoke-like effects done solely in a darkroom. Photoshop can recreate many a lovely things, but by adding the effects by darkrooms gives it that much more beauty and mystery. :love:
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! I don't think this effect is possible in photoshop even now, and i did this in my first year of photography. Just a 15 year old kid playing around in the dark room. Getting a little thrill. Thanks for the comment!-Steve
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wyettaripper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Very cool effect. Gives it a dreamy otherworldly feel.

It makes me think of those ghost hunter television shows. As if a ghost just appeared and is going to play some piano or something. :laughing:
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Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know that show... sorry?...
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:iconwyettaripper:
wyettaripper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
You're not missing anything. :laughing: No worries.
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MeowPic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this photo, those smoke clouds are so awesome.
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BirdsistersStock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008   Photographer
awesomeness!
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:iconletiger13:
LeTiger13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Very nice.
Looks like a piano in a smoky lounge.
Excellent.
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I am glad you like it!-Steve
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Hey-Bud-Joey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
dude the smoke is awesome with this picture
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot!
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Hey-Bud-Joey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
no problem
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jayxxbe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer

that's really cool
nice work :aww:
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad you like this pic. I haven't seen it in a long time. I am wondering where my original is (this one is scanned in). I haven't seen that in years...
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jayxxbe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer

yikes :)
go on a hunt?
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
wow that looks really cool! kinda looks like oil on water :)
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:icondeath-by-romance:
Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're actually quite close. It's water color paint in well... water. lol.-Steve
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a-ok-photography Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
great idea
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laydiamalthia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
I love this! (great critique stoopid)

The lighting is amazing. Great burn & dodge job. Is this a sandwiched neg by any chance?

So very funky I wanna take it home...;)
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Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. no It's not sandwiched negatives but nice try. It's the same idea. Thank you very much for the compliments. -Steve
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laydiamalthia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
As u can tell, I've been outta the darkroom for some time now, only to be living in the dark!
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LilithTheBlackSwan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
...Very Evocative photo!
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:iconlaurengrayart:
LaurenGrayArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
this is an awesome shot! Great job
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:iconhexglitter:
Hexglitter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
That is really pretty! I like your technique!
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:iconflowkradd:
flowkradd Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
very cool i like the added texture ur swirls give to it. i wish the black was deeper however, right now seems a bit light overall
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Rubycored Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
hey, what's that at top left? It looks like a figure looking at the keys wanting to play it :), and he's puffing smote too :D
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rahsan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
:clap:
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LadyMgdln Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
Love the effect!
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ingrid-fabiola Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
great! really love the composition and consept! :clap:
maybe you should resize it? :/
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Hell-in-Hell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Great job i love the piano position!
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:iconmadness13:
madness13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
that's really cool! kind of unique
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endless-void-of-love Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
woa....i didnt comment on this?! wow...interesting...i LOOOOOOVE this picture. lol. i love that technique you use. its like your trademark. lol. awesome (original) picture too. this is one of my most favorite photos of all time. it seems to tell a story. idk. thats probably just me. anywho...like i said..i loooove this one. lol. ok...well ttyl!

:cuddle:
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JadedIcara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005   Writer
I have a friend who is a professional artist, and he does many shots with pianos as a base...congratulations, you are up there with the big guys

:handshake:
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nondescrypt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
this is a very interesting photomanip
seems to me like the vision of what someone would see if they were.. uhm.. smoking?
or perhaps in a daze or a dream..

nicely done indeed =)
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Death-By-Romance Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! THANK YOU! You are the first person to ever get the dream concept without me saying that it is supposed to be kind of dreamy. I have another picture with the same effect in it only better of my friend reading a book. I hope it still looks dreamy. I'll have to find it and put it in here to see what you think. by the way. do i know you?
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nondescrypt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
haha no problem at all..
do you know me?
well you did fav one of my pieces.. so I came here to thank you
but if you mean in person I highly doubt it.. I live in Canada =)
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nondescrypt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
sorry, stupid me.. it's not a photomanip
I meant.. darkroom manip

very neat effect for something done in darkroom
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deadinside28713 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
steve i :heart: this almost as much as i :heart: you...lol...great job i must :+fav: this
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embers-of-stitches Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
dude this is amazing, did u do any effects or anything? i love it so much, oh and my name is sally ;-) check out my page, cuz u know me and i know u and ally and josie :) nice to find you steve :hug:

this is amazing, i really like it, did u do this in art class or something? i will shut up now and fav it ;p
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