His first smoke...

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  1. thebeginning

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    Friend of mine just turned 18 and bought a cigar. I took pictures of him smoking it. That's about it :D.


    Oh if it's a problem with this being in the general gallery then by all means move it, my dear moderators. It seemed to fit better here than in the more formal portrait section.

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    thanks for looking!
     
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    Every one of these is fantastic! I LOVE the first though.
     
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    Shots 1 and 3 are great!! Id be proud of those myself.
    By the look of things, it doesnt appear to be his 1st smoke! lol!!!!
     
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    Awww...youth :thumbup:

    Great series! Like em all.
     
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    Love em, 1 is my fav, 4 reminds me of the god father.Great work.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So many thoughts that have gone into planning and composing these photos! Wow. They have a right to be either here or in the Portrait Forum, for they are about that cigar (very much in focus), but they also are very good portraits.

    My favourites of this - all in all brilliant! - series are the third and the last. Last but one following them on the heals.

    In the third I really love your use of light: the outlined face against the bright background, the glow of the tip of cigar against the dark part of the background. Backlight over all to outline the smoke... that works really good in the last but one, too, the backlight outlining his contours and highlighting his eye-lashes (they comes out really, really well!) ... if only the smoke were a tad more focussed....

    And even though I would never advertise smoking at all (non-smoker here), I really like the last and how the smoke just so leaves his mouth, floating, wavering...
     
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    thanks for the comments guys!

    it was his first day smoking, so he had already smoked most of it before i took these :)

    lafoto, i always appreciate your long comments!! My friend and I also do not really condone smoking, so nobody take these shots too seriously ;)
     
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    my comment will be much shorter and useless :p - beautiful
     
  9. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    aww i like your lil' comment too! thanks mentos ;)
     
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    This a fantastic series, you did a wonderful job. I love #'s 2 and 3
     
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    These are really great. 1, 4 and 6 really stand out to me.
     
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    Really great TB!! : )
     

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