Whatever Floats Your Boat – Smoke Machine Fun!


What Ever Floats Your Boat!

I’ve been playing around with models over the last few months.  Car models, model railroad sized building, boat models….

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But recently I added a new element – smoke.  The smoke comes from a Halloween smoke machine I had in the garage for a number of years.  I don’t think I even opened the box from when we moved from Mount Desert Island Maine to the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont some seven years ago.  Luckily the thing still worked and I had some fog juice left for it.

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I’ve seen photographers use dry ice to create foggy effects.  Nice thing about dry ice is the “smoke” or water vapor is cold so it says low to the ground.  The smoke produced from a cheap smoke machine tends to float and dissipate.   Professional models use a chiller that cools the smoke so it stays lower and creates that spooky graveyard effect.  I just had to work fast and try a few different tricks to try to get the smoke where I wanted it.

Edward M. Fielding
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www.edwardfielding.com

Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist my work is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.

My work has appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies as well as been widely shown and juries into fine art shows.

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Recently I was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.

In addition to fine art photography, I enjoy being a staff educator at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH teaching creative technology such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms robotics to elementary and middle school children.

Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl