Photo Friday: Smoke Up!

I needed a photo for an author bio in an upcoming publication, so I went outside and came up with this.

Smoke Up

Smoke up!

Lesson learned that evening? Cigar smoking is like making good BBQ: it has to be done low and slow. I puffed away at that stick for a good forty minutes, trying different poses and working up some smoke to get the shot just right. The cigar got hot and harsh quick. This is why I will never understand how some people power a cigar down like cigarettes. It just can’t be done and still be enjoyable.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

3 comments

  1. Troy Knutson says:

    Great photo, Mike!

    But how would it look in black and white…….?

    Take care, buddy!
    Troy

  2. TriMarkC says:

    What cigar was it?

  3. Mike says:

    Troy: Grab a hold of Bravo Four and you’ll find out! :) We made it B&W for publication.

    Mark: It was the CAO OSA.

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