Wednesday, August 07, 2013


Header Challenge:smoke

August 7, 2013

First, a public service announcement: Today is my second daughter's 20th birthday! The photo below gives the impression that her uncle has his hand behind her head, making bunny ears. Nope. That's all her. My daughter really does have bunny ears that look like fingers sticking out of her head. It's a genetic defect from her mother's side of the family. ;-)

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program: The privilege to select today's theme was given to me, and I tried to think of a subject that had potential to be innovative and interesting, and possibly even challenging. Today's challenge is smoke.  Check out my  pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing  Guy, Katney, Imac and Lew.
The source for all this smoke is a stick of incense. That was more difficult to find than I expected. I took the picture at night, and carefully lit it so that the light sources did not shine directly on the camera lens or the black cloth I used as a backdrop. This shot below is what it looked like to shoot the smoke in the dark of night. For the header, I changed the colors and combined some photos for a collage. While this required some thought to produce, the cost was negligible. The only thing I needed to buy was the incense sticks, which only cost me a buck.


imac said...

Well done Craver, great work and thought.
I did however thought you would come up with something like,lol.
What sort of flowers do you like my friend, hope your dear beloved wife and daughter don't do anything nasty to you Before you vote tho,lol.
Lets see how you do next week then? lol

Jackie said...

I'm smiling at imac's comment.
He's so right about the flowers, though. Chrissy: get him, girl!
Craver...the smoke photos are phenomenal. You always put a great deal of thought and twists into the header challenge, and I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I am never disappointed. Beautiful!

Lew said...

Love the wispy colors of your smoke - Well done with the lighting and photography! And you are also blowing us some smoke with your daughter.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Very cool photo of the smoke, nice work.

Happyone said...

A very Happy Birthday to your daughter. : )

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry...I forgot to wish your pretty daughter a happy birthday.
My bad!!
The teenage years are forever gone for her...but wonderful years ahead for sure. Happiness to her every day!!!
And...I'm checking to see if you are still alive, Craver. Shaking my head....!!
(Hugs to you and your sweet family!)

George said...

I really like your header. It may not have cost much to produce, but you invested a lot of talent to create this beauty.

lime said...

that's really interesting how you got the header. when i saw it i thought it was food dye dropped into water. makes me now wonder about the physics of smoke as compared to liquids. great shots though!

EG CameraGirl said...

Tons of fun and neat photo all for a very reasonable price. Now I need to try this trick!