Subject : Smoke
Story behind the shot: My first attempt at capturing smoke in a photograph.
What made me capture the image: I never knew that smoke could be photographed . The desire to try something new was the main reason for capturing this image.
I was playing some kind of a " happy birthday to you " game with the kids in my house. As each candle was blown off I observed thick smoke from the wick rising above and mixing in the air. I felt an immense urge to make smoke as the subject of my photograph . I set my camera mode to TV [ shutter priority mode] and used my in built camera flash to freeze the smoke.
Why did I use a fast shutter speed? Since smoke is constantly moving, a fast shutter speed is necessary to avoid any blur from being recorded. Any shutter speed from 1/200 sec and above will work well . Since it was my first try I used 1/2000 sec as my shutter speed.
Smoke photographs when taken with creativity can be mystical and alluring.