June 4, 2009

pother \POTH-er\,

1. A commotion; a disturbance.
2. A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
3. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.

It was a really tough choice picking the photo for today's word of the day. Josh and I had so much fun playing with all the smoke options, including dry ice (which was really, really awesome). But ultimately, we had to go with this one.

The dry ice thing was a little crazy, as I had never played with it before. Apparently anyone can just go buy five pounds of dry ice for $8, which I will definitely be using for future photos. This is the photo I ultimately turned down for the day, though it was pretty cool, in my opinion.

For the photo I decided to use, I had Josh blow a soap bubble in his hand, then filled it up through a straw with smoke from a cigarette that I was totally not in the mood for. We just went out back and took a photo in the sunlight, and I think it turned out pretty awesome.

For those of you with other pother photos, send them to me in an email!

Update: Another big thanks to Jessi for sending this photo of "a pother in front of the Moulin Rouge!"

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing picture Rob!! I am sooo impressed!