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    cancer: a serious disease that is caused when cells in the body grow in a way that is uncontrolled and not normal, killing normal cells and often causing death

    Taken for active assignment weekly - body parts.

    What it took:
    Camera on tripod.
    Flashlight with butterpaper for lighting.
    Dim lighting, higher exposure to get the glow from the cigarette.
    Tungsten white balance.
    Adjusted the curve in Gimp

    Looks better on black :-)

    heather.harrigan, Muzark, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Raul Takeshi 88 months ago | reply

      Nice !another quality photo !

      Discover The Fuking smoke

    2. SkeenaValleyGirl 88 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Love the cigarette highlite.

    3. shaekae81 88 months ago | reply

      Fascinating photo!! I love the lighting choice and the glow from the lit cig in contrast! Amazing! Love the over-all mood! GREAT JOB!!

    4. Prozac74 88 months ago | reply

      First I wondered why it was not perfectly sharp (given that you used a tripod. But then I realized the 2 seconds exposure. I guess you can add tremors to the effects of smoking...
      Beautiful lighting nevertheless.

    5. fromky 88 months ago | reply

      The lighting, essay, and detail are all wonderful. What a terrific choice.

    6. Thingo 88 months ago | reply

      Very thoughtfully done. Thanks too, for providing reasonable details about your process.

    7. wild locks 88 months ago | reply

      what i really loved about the foto is the lighting....
      it just fades from the centre...
      First I didnt realise that it is a long exposure shot until i read WIT.... great shot and and a thoughtful message...

    8. Light and Life -Murali முரளி 88 months ago | reply

      Good one. Nice lights compose...
      and great theme.

      I voted this "BestOfWeek1" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

    9. piggley 88 months ago | reply

      Great shot, love the lighting.

    10. jessi. 88 months ago | reply

      Yep, the light is fantastic here. And great texture on the hand.

    11. shaekae81 88 months ago | reply

      This gets my vote for "BestOfWeek2"

    12. hpebley3 88 months ago | reply

      Nice. Voted BestOfWeek3.

    13. spikeblacklab 88 months ago | reply

      Awesome lighting, and the red glow of the cigarette is wonderful. Would have gotten my vote if it were just a bit sharper.

    14. aloshbennett 88 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for the comments and votes. Will certainly be more careful with the shakes next time :-)

    15. Kunal_Clicks 88 months ago | reply

      great shot! the lighting is immaculate ...

    16. Framed Thoughts 88 months ago | reply

      Neat !
      The dark, grim n gloomy light effect serves well too.

    17. derekmarkham 76 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

      I used it here: and linked back.

      Thanks for using the CC license.

    18. aloshbennett 76 months ago | reply

      You're welcome :-)

    19. Air-Ick-Uh 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Hands On Deck!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    20. andur1992 4 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture. I have used it on my website at the following address:

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