I saw these smoke bombs while out shopping for a friend and bought them on a whim. After that it didn't take too much convincing to get Jon to drive over for a shoot in a wooded park near my home. I was a little concerned the smoke would cause someone to call the fire department on us, but we found a secluded enough space to hide in. The exterior of the smoke balls doesn't really indicate the color of the smoke, so it was always a surprise once the sparks died out and smoke starting pouring forth to see what we were in for. It was definitely a learning experience as we ran around trying to position ourselves and the smoke in the perfect combination for photographs, but despite the rather noxious fumes it was incredibly fun. I'm eager to buy a load more smoke bombs and do it all over again.