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.