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Challenge: Light Bulb (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jun 29, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

This was a rushed job - don't have much hope for it....

Post challenge:
I love glass, so when I read that this speed challenge was on Light Bulbs I really wanted to get something done for it.
I decided to re-do something Iíd done a couple of years ago. Breaking open the light bulb with a hammer (being VERY careful not to damage the filament) and then photographing the moment when the filament burns for the last time and dies in a puff of smoke. On my pbase site I have a gallery with four images showing this and it took 30 light bulbs to get these four.
This time I only had one light bulb to use (didnít want to start taking bulbs out of lamps) so there wasnít much of a chance that Iíd get the shot I wanted.
I set everything up, tested the lighting and took a couple of test shots. Everything was fine. Then I hit the bulb with the hammer and (of course) it broke and (of course) Iíd bashed the hammer through the filament! Damn!
This so sickened me, I decided to give up. I packed everything away again and was just about to throw the light bulb in the rubbish bin when I noticed that it looked good despite being broken. I set everything up again and took a shot of the broken bulb (lit from underneath and with my yellow piece of board as a background). I really liked the way it turned out but was totally amazed to see that it was at +8 at 4 votes. It rapidly went down to 7.2ish and thatís where itís stayed all week.
Thanks so much for the score, great comments and the ribbon.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 112
Avg (all users): 7.3061
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0435
Avg (non-participants): 7.4257
Views since voting: 7774
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 147
Comments: 55
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/04/2010 01:27:21 PM
You NEED to make this into a print Irene its GREAT!
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07/10/2008 01:18:20 PM
Originally posted by dootiekay:

*I cant beleive anyone would give this a 1!!!*

SHAME ON THEM!

=D


When broken, is a bulb still a bulb? DNMC. :P Hooray Irene!
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07/09/2008 11:55:59 AM
*I cant beleive anyone would give this a 1!!!*

SHAME ON THEM!

=D
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07/09/2008 11:55:23 AM
Yay! good job Irene! another blue ribbon! =D
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07/09/2008 08:11:30 AM
congratulations!
good photo but in my opinion not the very best in the challenge, imho the photo itself is boring, my eye looks at the photo and wham! ok broken light bulb. nothing else. anyways this is just my 0.02 ... oh yea the light is good.
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07/09/2008 07:50:52 AM
really nice... I mean really, really nice...

BeN
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07/09/2008 01:33:07 AM
Congrats on yet another great image, Irene! Glad that you ultimately decided to enter it :O) Thanks for sharing the story & the setup. You do realize that at this rate, you'll be taking on the RibbonHogs by yourself in the next DPL ;O)
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07/08/2008 08:06:43 AM
Very nice! Congrats!
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07/08/2008 07:35:20 AM
u just cant stop winning. congrats
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07/08/2008 01:51:02 AM
I knew this challenge was yours when I read the description a week ago. Love it when I'm "that" right! :-)
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07/07/2008 07:28:03 PM
You amaze me!! Well deserved ribbon!!!
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07/07/2008 04:10:41 PM
Irene - elegent simplicity and beautiful lighting.

You're unstoppable at the moment !
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07/07/2008 03:35:21 PM
Hello again Rembrandt, I had heard of your talent for taking portraits of people; I think you don't do too bad in the 'drops of water' and 'broken light bulbs' departments either. Congatulations on this ribbon and the hundreds yet to come.
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07/07/2008 02:15:15 PM
I think they should start making it official that from now on, only 2 ribbons are awarded and the third one automatically goes to you :) CONGRATULATIONS once again, Irene! Exquisite work as always!

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07/07/2008 12:27:14 PM
Irene,Irene,Irene.. wow you seem to be everywhere. You got an amazing talent ! It's wonderful to see your work landing up so frequently with a ribbon and you are having a 'scalvertish' run for the ribbons. Keep up the tempo.
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07/07/2008 11:29:10 AM
Irene, you're making it difficult for us to find more praises and compliments :) Congratulations to a brilliant and simple picture.
Great job with the frog and the 1-voter!!
Now we know what to do with trolls :)
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07/07/2008 11:06:25 AM
Originally posted by cujee:

aren't you tired of winning? :P

Oh no, Jon. Definitely not. I still find it an exquisite pleasure to be in the top 10 of any challenge, especially with all the talent to be found here. I'm a nervous wreck all week when I have a good score and press the update button a million times. Nothing's changed in that respect. I love this site and the people on it.
07/07/2008 10:45:30 AM
"Don't worry about the "1" giving person. I put a curse on him and he's now the frog sitting on Lydias light-bulb. He'll never bother us again"

Darn! And I had him in my clutches and let him go... *sigh*

LOL!
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07/07/2008 09:57:53 AM
aren't you tired of winning? :P
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07/07/2008 09:10:56 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

irenechallenge wins again...it's going to be unusual to not see you win a ribbon in every challenge you enter...this will be the new exception to the rule!

Hey, I celebrate you Irene. You should do a book.

Two things:

1. You got a 1...who is the person that gave this a 1????
2. How come you use a humble D50 when you have a D2X? Just asking...

Your biggest fan,

Enzo

Hi Enzo, to answer your two questions:
1. Don't worry about the "1" giving person. I put a curse on him and he's now the frog sitting on Lydias 21_F.gif LydiaToo light-bulb. He'll never bother us again ;-D
2. The D50 is my absolute favourite camera. It sounds daft, I know (and I love the D2X) but everytime I pick up a camera, it's nearly always the D50. I'm hoping I'll grow out of it ;-D
07/07/2008 09:01:24 AM
This is a good week for Irene! :) I'm thrilled for you. Your images this week are excellent, as usual.
I think I like this broken bulb better than your 'last burn' one. Congrats on the blue, Irene!
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07/07/2008 08:54:23 AM
irenechallenge wins again...it's going to be unusual to not see you win a ribbon in every challenge you enter...this will be the new exception to the rule!

Hey, I celebrate you Irene. You should do a book.

Two things:

1. You got a 1...who is the person that gave this a 1????
2. How come you use a humble D50 when you have a D2X? Just asking...

Your biggest fan,

Enzo
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07/07/2008 06:52:51 AM
Congratulations Irene, another one blue ribbon.
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07/07/2008 03:32:35 AM
YOU Are FLYING! congrats.
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07/07/2008 03:18:28 AM
Beautiful lighting, colours and composition. Congrats Irene (((hugs)))
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07/07/2008 02:53:26 AM
dont have much hope for it... haha
congrats, this image really stood out
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07/07/2008 01:29:16 AM
Keep at it! Its great.
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07/07/2008 12:55:56 AM
Irene when are you going to move over and give us no hoper's a go, Big congratulations on this blue you are the best.
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07/07/2008 12:34:04 AM
Wow...another ribbon!!! Congratulations on this most excellent photograph!
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07/07/2008 12:27:50 AM
Man, again and again, you come out ribboning. Congrats on your long run!
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07/07/2008 12:24:55 AM
Du bist sehr gut!
Congrats Irene! Sorry if my German wasn't correct
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07/07/2008 12:21:40 AM
PERFECT... PERFECT... PERFECT.....

Bless you dear friend, as you are just totally amazing, and a wonderful photographer.....
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07/07/2008 12:19:50 AM
congratulations!congratulations!!congratulations!!!
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07/07/2008 12:15:33 AM
There's the sign of having it nailed. When you think your photography is just so-so but you keep winning challenges! Wish my serious efforts were half as good as your rush job!
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07/07/2008 12:08:26 AM
Let me get this straight....in your last 5 entries, you got 4 ribbons? That's incredible! Great job and congrats on all of your ribbons!
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07/07/2008 12:04:02 AM
I was wondering if this might be yours. The clarity is so good. Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/07/2008 12:03:32 AM
excellent "rush job" congrats.
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07/07/2008 12:03:18 AM
I knew it!!!! Congrats again..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2008 09:51:12 PM
A simple concept on this, but very well done. Fantastic lighting makes it.
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07/06/2008 01:08:15 PM
Nice lighting and composition; like the shapes in the jagged edges and cracks, with enough removed to get a nice view of the bulb's innards.
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07/06/2008 12:35:21 PM
Love the lighting used to accentuate the details of the cut class. Great clarity and focus too.
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07/05/2008 10:38:10 PM
this photo is excelent
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07/05/2008 07:50:52 PM
This really catches and holds the eye. Lighting is really nice
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07/05/2008 03:51:21 PM
Beautifully crips focus, great compostion.
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07/04/2008 12:23:07 AM
good contrast in this photo. well done!
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07/03/2008 10:58:59 PM
This has the making of a shot from IreneM. If you're not Irene, please take that a compliment :) The lighting is perfect and the detail is excellent. Surely a talent to make something as simple as this setup look so great.
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07/02/2008 08:02:06 PM
Very original idea. Very sharp, clean image. Nicely done. 7
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07/02/2008 12:29:11 PM
Superb lighting!
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07/02/2008 12:28:38 PM
this is probably one of the best plain blub shots if only because it doesn't 'look' photographed. well done. bump to 9 after viewing all
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07/01/2008 04:30:26 PM
Sharp!
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07/01/2008 11:39:38 AM
Love the clarity and lighting on this shot, one of my top 5
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06/30/2008 08:24:18 PM
crisp and clear..."Bright Idea" 9
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06/30/2008 06:05:35 PM
Very clean and well lit shot. Great detail in the glass and wires really stand out in this. Good job.
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06/30/2008 07:50:37 AM
Great clarity and focus.
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06/30/2008 02:11:35 AM
Fantastic lighting , 8
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