Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Uhh, whether it's shop or paint that's still post. What camera and lens setup? I'm not challenging, I just know photography.
Its kinda clearly an un touched photo. When you actually deal with that sort of thing you can tell. I think you are more used to, this photo isn't that great because my camera setting weren't correct so let me have to retouch it to make it usable. That was just a well lit setup, with correct camera settings. That being said there is a few things I would have done to it as you cant get perfect out of the camera, everything needs some post procession.
Remember, do as much as you can in camera as possible. Post should not be to fix mistakes.
but i do have to agree with him, why challenge, its just a cool photo. Shopped in smoke would have been sharper. The smoke moved and thats why it has some motion blur