Sunday, March 4, 2012

Where's There's Smoke

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I'm not sure any words are needed. I am just so happy with the capture of  the smoke from the blown out candle. The candles were on the birthday cake my hubby made for my Valentine birthday. They were supposed to spark and some relighted after I blew them out.
Linking to Macro Monday and Ruby Tuesday 2.

42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's a pretty shot. :)

Mimi said...

Isn't he so sweet to make a chocolate cake for you?
Belated Happy Birthday Carletta!

Lovely picture, making me salivate.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic macro. I don't think I have ever been able to capture smoke. That is gorgeous.

From The Heart said...

Beautiful shots!

Genie said...

I never would have thought you could come up with a picture of this quality just while blowing out a candle. It is great...a real keeper. The colors are lovely, too. Forecast for tonight is for snow from midnight until noon tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I really do not want to go to school tomorrow. The kids are just too restless. Your post this week was very unique and eye catching. genie

Ruby's said...

Shot so beautifully. Great work.
Regards,
Ruby

Kateri said...

Love this photo--the wisp of smoke is so delicate...

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush it's very beautiful!

Crab Apple

Jama said...

Beautifully done, I love it!

Lea said...

Excellent!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Herding Cats said...

Fantastic picture, the smoke is amazing!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great movement in that picture.

Well done.

Stewart M - Australia

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photo.

Regards and best wishes

diane b said...

Sure is a super shot.

Natalie said...

Beautiful photo.

Jientje said...

That is such a clever shot Carletta, well done!

Molly said...

Excellent capture and very happy belated valentine birthday

Mollyxxx

Karen said...

Oh! Terrific!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Lovely -- looks like it was a magical birthday!

Mama Zen said...

Neat shot!

Paxie said...

Wow. Outstanding photo Carletta! I missed your birthday? Mine was the 15th. Happy Birthday hon!!

Kerri said...

That is so neat!!

Dianne said...

Happy Belated Birthday
I love how you captured the smoke

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

happy birthday ~ late ~ Great shot ~ very dynamic ~ love it ~~thanks for sharing, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)
linked with Macro Monday

Felisol said...

Great capture of the magic moment.
Even the candles look edible.
I'm sure you had a two times wonderful celebration.

Ralph said...

It sounds as if the spark continues! What a cool effect, the ruby candle still flickering. Another birthday surprise is the smoke receding from the other...

Gemma Wiseman said...

A gentle romance in this beautiful capture of the flame complemented by the meandering smoke!

judi/Gmj said...

fabulous, just fabulous!
good one to frame!

Rose said...

This is a wonderful capture, Carletta!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm glad your camera was in your hand (or close by)!

Mariachis with Red Accents

Kala said...

Fantastic timing with the smoke, Carletta!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

Great picture of the flame/smoke/candle.... Bet you enjoyed that special cake!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

chubskulit said...

This is a beautiful shot Carletta!

Grace-Life is Beautiful said...

Awesome photo, Carlatta.
The swirls of the candle's smoke is so serene.

Some of the best presents are home-made or home -baked cakes!!
Happy Belated Birthday.
This will be a treasured memory.

Jan n Jer said...

Great capture!

Leah H. said...

That's one beautiful shot!

Visiting for RT 2- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/03/the-mega-blocks.html

don said...

A fine capture of that illusive smoke! I like this image...very much.

Emille said...

Lovely pic, Carletta! So, you are his Valentine girl! Makes your birthday extra special:)

Craver Vii said...

I am so used to clicking "like" on Facebook, that I started to look for that button here (lol). That's a postcard-perfect picture!

Liz said...

Lovely shot!

My RT2

Marie said...

Wow! Great photo! And Happy Birthday!

Robin said...

Oooh, beautifully captured! That smoke is just lovely.