Wednesday, 11 February 2009

seven minutes away

Nikon D80 | 60 seconds | f 5.6 | ISO 100 | 135 mm [flash fired]
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these are some of the cigarettes smoked by my colleagues today.

it is said that smoking just one cigarette shortens ones life by seven minutes. a simple calculation shows that smoking a pack of cigarettes shortens ones life by 140 minutes per day. this means that the year of a smoker has less than eleven months.

still...
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
Carl Gustav Jung [Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology. 1875 – 1961]

.. or photography?!

31 comments:

WABIKOJA said...

Nice texture!

Tudor said...

so you could have given them seven minutes of their life back. have you tried to do something about it? :)
kidding more or less.
your photo has a high level or photography.

Tudor said...

mmm, I wanted to say a high level of creativity. see, this happens when you try to make more things at the same time :))

Kamil said...

Truly original idea ! Very good work!

aesh said...

@Tudor: oh, I understand completely how it work when you have your hands full at work.

Thanks for your compliment :)

Anonymous said...

indeed your shot is at least original and ingenious. interesting quote. I think even photography is an addiction for those who are really deep into it.

Kristian said...

Somehow I can't wait to read Elaine's comment on this one. Buds on parade. Like the tiny bokeh you also captured. Neat and different! Which we all could use from time to time.

Elaine- said...

ooooh some of those are big butts, what a waste!! hehe... eeeevil little things tho... trying to look all cute up in clothes pins.... little pieces of your death, laughing at you from the clothes line... haha, i wonder which 'Elaine' Kristian meant :) surely not me!!! tell Kristian that i started licking my computer screen when i saw the pic

aesh said...

@Elaine: I think Kristian can see for himself. He's a little instigator :).
the strange thing is maybe that my colleagues didn't have any reaction at all. what should i understand from this? :)
as for you.. sure hope you had the dust wiped after your screen. kidding :)

ronan said...

bwaaark !! I like this sort of work.
very good shot, that's a great idea

EYES WIDE SHUT said...

Exceptionally creative, and I am still laughing at Elaine's comment.

I really like the image, and your eye for the shot

yz said...

wow, great set-up and cool image. this could make a great visual for an anti-smoking ad

Anonymous said...

that's true!!!

Good picture!

For all the smokers who really don't want to stop, because they ' like ' it so much, although they have to cough and have al lot of colds.... ::::: It is possible to stop.., feeling 'much better '

Nadine ( stopped smoking 3 years ago, and has never regret it...not anti-smoking ... Just feeling 20 times better without sigarets....)

bluechameleon said...

What a message and oh-so creative! Great bokeh in this shot and fantastic image! Bravo!

Marc Hollembeak said...

Well thought out. Nice work.

objectif-p said...

quelle magnifique idée!

Arjan - Plasticdaisy said...

Why would you wanna hange your smokes sigarettes out to dry? ;)

aesh said...

@Arjan: it's just a metaphor. and they aren't mine, but thanks for stopping by.

don said...

The clothes pined cigarettes make a strong statement to accompany your interesting information about smoking. A striking photo!

Laurie said...

Interesting...Isn't that the number of minutes you lose of your life for each cigarette you smoke? I remember something like that...good work.

sherri said...

Interesting stats, exceptional image, and the perfect quote. This month marks the death of my Dad to lung cancer. He died in 1990 and I still haven't come to terms with it. February used to be unbearable for me until someone told me, "Sherri, your Dad isn't dead just on this day...he's dead every day". I thought it was cruel at the time, but in the long run it was helpful advice.

fivebyfour said...

Oh wow, what an original and interesting image. I love all the different cigarettes in different that have been smoked by different people. Very creative and well executed.

martie said...

Now that is an interesting composition! Great lighting!

aesh said...

@Sherry: that someone might have the perfect quality, in my opinion, for a good friend. I for one had my own share of shake-up from people that in that particular moment seemed cruel. I'm glad you like my post.

Jeff said...

Great composition as well as a lesson for us all.

Diane said...

I seldom take time to read long posts in blogs but I am so very glad I took the time this evening. The LensBaby'd image has a dream like quality to match the excerpt here. Thank you for sharing this excerpt from the translation.

Hoai Bao said...

Ooohhh I really like this one! There are so many ways to interpret this photo. It's a perfect fit for "a picture worth a thousand words".

Thank you for stopping by today.

Fabrice said...

It also pleases me a lot ! But why expand butts?

ZyonC70 said...

Nice contrast and composition, i´m an amateur at this but i like your pics, but this is specially strong.

Also like your comment to the photo.

Fritsch said...

Great piece of art & glad i Stumbled upon it. Every form of addiction is bad but I just can get my hands off. And just like Elaine I will start licking my computer screen immediately.
All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

dj.tigersprout said...

lol -- wonderfully seen!! :)