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Challenge: Candlelight II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home studio
Date: Sep 22, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2012

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Hollowed lightbulb and candle carved to fit through the hole in the socket. Lower end painted black to look like the black isolator. Candle was pasted to the cardboard with wax. Lit the candle and immediately put the bulb and socket over it. shoot. Remove bulb, clean bulb as good as possible. Repeat. Over and over.
Lighting: Flash on lowest output with honeycomb grid slightly from back and above, modeling light on.
Had wished for advanced editing this time, needed an immense reduction of Clarity in LR and of NeatImage in PS to remove the small wax parts inside the bulb after dozens of tries. Smoke above the bulb was simply cropped off, the remaining portions also went unnoticeable with NeatImage.

Ha! The King of HMs is back!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.8509
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.6429
Avg (non-participants): 6.9186
Views since voting: 1426
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 114
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/05/2012 10:51:56 PM
Congrats on the HM Oliver. Cool idea, well executed.
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10/05/2012 04:29:42 PM
Glückwunsch Oliver, beleuchtung und Qualität wie immer Erste Klasse.
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10/05/2012 11:54:35 AM
Congrats.
10/05/2012 06:01:51 AM
I admire your patience here Oliver, I'm pretty sure I would have destroyed a hot light-bulb or two by cleaning them too vigorously! I hope you didn't burn your fingers at least. Congratulations on the strong finish.
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10/05/2012 03:53:45 AM
Glückwunsch Oliver, dahinter hatte ich dich bereits vermutet. Ich denke das Bild kann den Aufwand der dabei entstand nur erahnen lassen.
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10/05/2012 03:35:10 AM
very creative! excellent work sir.
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10/05/2012 02:06:21 AM
A masterpiece! I admire your work. Wish I had such a good imagination! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2012 05:14:00 PM
Howdidodat? 7
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10/04/2012 12:36:01 PM
A very interesting idea. I like how the evidently long exposure created the overall warm color to it.
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10/04/2012 12:03:03 PM
Well crafted!
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10/04/2012 10:37:20 AM
very clever
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10/03/2012 10:16:31 AM
#3, tied with another.
It's a good shot with a good message. I'm always struggling to find lights which are energy saving, but also give off good light all the time. Now that they make LED light bulbs, instead of these crappy candlelit ones, I might have to upgrade.
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10/03/2012 02:58:12 AM
Maybe not original idea, but one of the best I've seen. 9
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10/02/2012 08:53:47 PM
That's a cool idea.
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10/02/2012 11:16:53 AM
Great idea. Wonderful clarity. I can't believe the bulb isn't full of smoke/soot.
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09/30/2012 08:06:18 PM
Very creative!
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09/29/2012 06:01:34 AM
One of my favs this time.
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09/28/2012 05:44:44 PM
Clever!
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09/28/2012 03:33:02 PM
clever
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09/28/2012 01:35:01 PM
Nicely Done, clean crisp great light and control of possible blow out... I am gonna give this a 9 and may be back later to bump it up... (if that's ok with you LOL)
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