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Smoke And Shadows by avotius Smoke And Shadows by avotius
Seems like it was about time for another black and white portrait. This time I decided to post this rather simple photo I took along the side of a road between towns in the Western China grasslands. No big story to go with this one, just that there sure are a lot of people around here that like to smoke.

I think the long pipes they use are pretty neat, even if the smell that comes out of them is horrid. The younger people usually buy cigarettes while the old people grow, dry and roll their own, and some of them just smoke their brown leafy mix in pipes.

This shot just worked for me, the lighting was bright, the background was dark and the details stood out well. Plus the chin up, lots of pride look that he gave me was pretty photogenic.
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:iconamidanaya:
Amidanaya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Really atmospheric.
As lover of Chinese culture could not step by without "faving" this one.
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vaezi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is great beautiful photo
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Mrsgoldlocks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I simply adore this shot.. great capture! Sadly i don't think the frame does any good, sorry if i sound rude, don't get me wrong i love this shot.. i just think it would be better if you lost the frame :)
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YuuYoku Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Really amazing.
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letmerun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
amazing picture. one of my favorite portraits. i find that the black and white makes the details really stand out.
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Chenn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this! Those eyes are mystical (: Is it hard to ask / persuade people to pose for you?
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anuszka665 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
outstanding...
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suminanu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
like u said, everything is perfect! really nice.
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piciulik Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Your lovely photo featured in my news article "Cigarette and smoke": [link]

feel free to fav and comment
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inacom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this picture in my journal: [link] :D
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inmc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations! :handshake: This picture has been featured in my journal [link] .
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:iconkidjet:
kidjet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
classic shot and good story :clap:
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cycoze Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful lighting and capture.
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Cozmec Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
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ShtupidKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
wonderful! Its like my boyfriend in sixty years XD
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verniceR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
so GOOD !
love shots like that !!
wonderful !
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Inqy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
:D Your picture has been featured here: [link]
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aLemonia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
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Tarzanius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
"wisdom"! I like it! ;)
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Tr4pito Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Student Artist
featured!!!
my journal :):)
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Sepukas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
great one!
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givepeaceeachance Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   Photographer
excellent shot!
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AndySilva Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
wow!!!!!!!!
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ciemny-sznur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   Photographer
featured: [link] . Thank You! :heart:
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ciemny-sznur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   Photographer
featured: [link] . Thank You! :heart:
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EllelouiseUK Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo has been featured in my news article :)
Thanks,
Ellen
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wagner89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Perfect.
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lumenesa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
sketchy and beautiful
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El-Jackal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Fantastic picture.
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FireDragonFly Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
That is extraordinary.
you have such an great gallery.
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samthedrawer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
sick portrait. may i have permission to use this as a refrence and draw it? would really like to use this and add it to my collection.
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DanStefan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Photographer
Excellent
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rhapsouldize Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
featured: [link]
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Kat1304 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot, there is indeed a lot of pride and tradition in this photo..
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ArtFountain Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
amazing photo
just perfect
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tonyjean Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Artisan Crafter
wise wisdom comes to mind.
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MaximusLolo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
incredible photo, i love it
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aeravi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
:clap: featured in smoke:dance:
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TheDraperyFa11s Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very beautiful shadow and DOF
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huski77 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Dutty. U raelly captured the shadows. That would be perfect for a stock
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aeravi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
dramatic. nice chiarasciro!
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LAPoor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
The light is beautiful.
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fabiosimple Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
foto incrivel

muito boa
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:icontuju:
TuJu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Great stuff! :nod:
Excellent portrait! :+fav:
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georgianna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
you 've been featured here-->[link]
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myprinceship Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
very nice shot. :worship:
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow...
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thenuke Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is going to be my first ordered print =)
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bigfoothazza Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
amazin
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germancars Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Instant fav++ Thanks for sharing that image.
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