We sometimes like to have a candle at the dinner table. I have always wondered why candles don't smoke much until you blow them out:
And the chaotic patterns made by the smoke are intriguing as well.
I'll post a little piece on the technical aspects of photographing smoke in the next couple of days over on curtisjudd.blogspot.com. Oh, and if you ever need a little help making better images of the things you want to sell on e-bay, drop on by for a quick how-to on product photography.
I have some exciting news. This is now officially my personal blog.
"Huh?" you ask. Let me explain.
I've gone back and forth on whether this space should focus on telling stories through images or diving in to the craft of photography. So, I've created a new blog called Time and Light. It will focus (yes, yes, I know, bad pun) on the technical aspects of my photographic journeys and will also include little video segments outlining techniques I've recently learned.
And this blog will be a little less techie and chock full of good, old compelling images from my life. So this is good news for everyone: No more swimming through long monologues on photo technique when you're really just dropping by for a cool image or two. And for you photo geeks, we get to nerd out over at the new site!
I have a secret but cannot tell until Christmas. I hope I can keep it. I have taken an oath not to reveal it.
Putting that aside so that I don't accidentally break my oath, I should mention that we had our first substantial snow of the season last night. I would estimate that we had about four inches fall because parts of the driveway had eight inch drifts. I think I'll put the snow fence up this weekend.
By this evening, a significant amount of the snow had melted but it still seems to have left a nice, clean look in our neighborhood: