This is a discussion on Check out this ash within the Smoking Action forums, part of the The Gallery category; "I've also seen people cheat by putting a little piece of thin wire down the cigar. What some people will ...
C'mon! It's a black snake! I like the kung fu music in this video. hahaha
Yes - it's actually 4 black snakes burned simultaneously side by side to get the right thickness to match the cigar butt. Then I moved the cigar into the proper alignment for the picture. No Photoshop, no ISS, just plain old trick photography.
Words spoken with a cigar in hand sound doubly wise; words heard with a glass of wine in the stomach, doubly witty.
It seems to me this thead kind of stalled out after Mike blew us all out of the water with that neat-o trick of the lens.. I really am dissappointed to learn that it was not a cigar lit up and smoked on the ISS.
This is a great thread topic and I'm hoping to see some continued activity here. I don't really have a record-breaking shot under my belt yet, but I did take a shot that somewhat reflects what I first thought of when stumbling across this thread. Check out this ash!
I had one of those robustos this morning and snapped a picture at the half-way point. I deleted it, going for another half inch like you've got there, and immediately the ash bombed my foot. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Nice job!!