This image, I created a grid overlay in Gimp as well as colored the smoke with a gradient.
In this image, I duplicated the smoke layer and flipped it horizontally. I was surprised that it resulted in a very serious looking girl!
A few things I'll try the next time I photograph smoke:
- Shoot further away from the smoke than I was to capture larger patterns.
- Shoot a larger quantity of images
- Try burning two incense sticks together
I learned that this is better done in a room you're not going to spend a lot of time in after you shoot the smoke, unless you like the smell of incense!