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Habitual smoking is, objectively speaking, for mugs. But I'm damned if they don't make good props.

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jeromee16-Jun-2006 19:41
Great lighting, great shot!!! yeah, I need to quit also but it is my favorite hobby:) v
Shimon Levkovich07-Jun-2006 16:00
Nice to see you. Superb sp. Thanks.
ruthemily08-May-2006 02:42
LOL. yep, smoking's for mugs. disgusting habit. glad i don't! ha. i need to give up.
great self-portrait by the way, but then they all are. i wish i could take SPs. i'm intrigued by that weird mottled light on your wrist, where did that come from?
Andrea Aschedamini11-Jan-2006 21:58
mamma mia...
natisunber10-Jan-2006 00:56
Strong SP with a lot of class!
chris02-Jan-2006 15:37
Great s/p. I tend to favor the cigarette as a prop (and otherwise). v.
Roe..31-Dec-2005 19:58
I quit 2 yrs ago Jan 1 and picked up a camera..I love this's kick ass
Guest 31-Dec-2005 18:32
Excellent SP! Happy New Year!
Dominic Kite31-Dec-2005 17:54
You're like the baddie from a film noir Niall!
...duncan31-Dec-2005 16:46

Just read the note. Listening to jazz and smoking is alright. They kind of go together like Miles and Coltrane. Just don’t listen to their entire works while smoking. That could be a bit hard on the lungs. Trust me.

BTW: Happy New Year.
Wei -----31-Dec-2005 16:41
Happy new year, Niall!
Ana Carloto O'Shea31-Dec-2005 15:31
Yes!! What a beautiful light...
And well, I'll vote for the jazz cigarette too ;)

PS: Don't you worry, that glass will be upturn and full tonight as I am sure yours will be also. Happy New Year Niall
Guest 31-Dec-2005 13:04
Niall, this is excellent. Love the correspondance between your eye and the red of the cigarette.
And yes, the concept of jazz cigarette is also great. Bravo !

KimKong31-Dec-2005 12:05
Splendid SP Niall, lot of style, I just love it!
Have a very Happy New Year!
Guest 31-Dec-2005 12:01
My black pearl gaze bit into her evening more than the knife of broken glass that shattered from her grasp.As I felt the hem of her shoulder smoulder into submission with the ember of my silence that lit her melting chocolate eyes.She apologized for the drooling, blood wine over my tie.That dribbled into undeniable dark desire.I trapped her flickering whisper captive .As helpless as the votif ,waxing thin and pale and shivering lusty honey light between us.And I would show flesh her no more mercy than the smoke burning passion from my lips.
~V! Brilliant stunning SP You are the BEST!~
Guest 31-Dec-2005 09:28
"So I'm having a smoke, and what ya gonna do about it?" Smokin' (sorry) SP. Love the direct stare and the shimmering light on hand and shirt.
Happy New Year, Niall!
Guest 31-Dec-2005 06:59
Well done! Lighting and processing are first-rate.
Chris31-Dec-2005 04:06
You are just begging Rod to put the pulp into fiction with this, aren't you? I like the low-saturation in this. Draws just enough attention on the glowing ember of the tobacco without removing the attention from the one in your eye. The paisley-print shadow on the stick hand is pretty cool, too :)
Craig Persel31-Dec-2005 03:23
Great light and framing.
Guest 31-Dec-2005 01:59
Great SP, Niall. Light, expression, mood! all is there.
And I must confess, I'm jealous of your cigarette, LOL!
But I can't smoke only the "occasional jazz cigarette", so... ;-)))))
jude31-Dec-2005 01:50
Master of light.. excellently done.. the dead-on stare - almost defying anyone to argue the point.. to disagree.. intimate and dark.
...duncan31-Dec-2005 01:50
Great lighting and shot.
Ray :)31-Dec-2005 01:47
Brill light on that eye, Niall. I imagine this is one for the girls.
scott clarke31-Dec-2005 01:43
Lovely! Fantastic light and and super editing. Regards Niall.