The image above is a scene that I have had in my mind for a couple of weeks now. Last night, I finally had time to do a 'proof of concept' shoot, to make sure it was feasible. You might think that this is one image but it is actually two images combined in Photoshop. I did this because neither my subject or I can blow such pretty smoke rings. To solve this problem, I went into my garage with a paper towel roll center and shot the ring. Then we finished it up in my kitchen. After a total of 15 minutes, this image was created. It shows that with a little know-how, an artist can bring a picture from his/her mind and bring it to life. I will be re-doing the shot above with some more thought of subject (although I appreciate the help of my friend Jaret!) and lighting, but I am happy that what I envisioned can actually be done.
Here are a couple more shots that followed this 'game plan':