I've never tried to photograph smoke before so I thought I'd experiment a bit. I wanted the photograph to be a bit more than just smoke and ended up with this. The hardest part of taking this photograph was obviously the timing. Thankfully I invested in a remote trigger sometime ago and it came in pretty handy!
Lighting setup shot and details inside.
Lighting setup - Ignition
Sorry this photograph is a bit dark. Most of the space is taken up with a black foam-core board which I used for the background.
The only flash used for this shot was a Canon 580 EX II fired at 1/64th and zoomed to 80mm.
I used a piece of white paper to bounce light onto the tea-light.
The light at the back of the shot is the TV. I was watching Australia play Italy in the rugby world cup.