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The Journey (Part 7 of 10)

Onto part 7 of the 10 shot themed project I recently put together, centred around our journey through life and our loss of innocence as we progress through it.


As I mentioned, the theme is of our journey through life, from our beginning to our end. As part of this journey, the images try to show how our early innocence and purity is slowly lost as we pass through childhood and into adulthood. This set consists of ten images, of which this is the seventh. It is best viewed in sequence, starting with part one.


Processing & Strobist Info: okay, the cigarette was made out of a shell (which consisted of the filter and paper) and I added non-tobacco, non-nicotine based herbal innards. I added the hot cherry and smoke in photoshop - clearly I wouldn't get my son to smoke and was uncomfortable just asking him to hold it! I processed several images together for the illusion of movement and used a red gelled speedlite (front) and an unmodded speedlite (rear) for the sense of car lights, triggered using an extra long ettl cable. This was the shot I had the most difficulty with, as I wasn't sure whether it would have been better sharp back to front, but in the end I just liked the energy of this shot..


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Taken on October 17, 2012