Where’s the Fire?

Playing with fire and smoke for this creatively cool photo shoot. Last summer when visiting the nearest Bob’s Fireworks stand, I stocked up on colored smoke bombs. I always admire photos that incorporate smoke or a smoke effect; although I prefer that “smoke effect” to be authentic. I plan on doing more shoots with different types of smoke in different environments at some point. I just love the way smoke wisps through the air at times but then others it just sits before your eyes until you’re encompassed in a cloud. When it wisps around, you have only moments to capture it’s essence and beauty as it dances about.

Starting with colored smoke bombs in a heavily wooded area back in early Spring, these photos came to be. This wasn’t a particularly warm day and there was a bit of wind at times, thus the clouds of smoke weren’t as vivid.