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Let There Be Light?
Let There Be Light?

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Challenge: Exposed (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Shots
Camera: Olympus D-380
Location: My dining room table
Date: Oct 11, 2003
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2003

I have been playing with this idea all week since the challenge was announced. I finally acted on it. I took over 60 shots on two different backgrounds, black and white, different angles, different settings on my camera. This is the one I finally settled on. I don't like the background, it is distracting but I couldn't find a plain white sheet! And paper washed out the silver/grey on the bottom of the bulb, didn't like that effect.

I cropped, resized, sharpened, grayscaled and bordered.

Place: 104 out of 110
Avg (all users): 4.6197
Avg (commenters): 4.1818
Avg (participants): 4.1690
Avg (non-participants): 5.0704
Views since voting: 1054
Votes: 142
Comments: 13
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06/14/2006 02:33:16 PM
Wow! Reminds me of my current low, low scores on challenges. I guess my "idea bulb" has been "restructured" much like this one. (Hopefully, soon I will have a 5600 K model reinstalled in its place.)
Oh, well, congratulations on a little "light house-keeping." :) Stan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2003 02:19:57 AM
A really engaging idea here! Composition is nice. Try experimenting with this shot (or a similar one) with sunlight--but in the shade. I think your tones will end up being more pure and natural.
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10/16/2003 10:51:07 AM
Interesting idea. Two things I'd like to critique on here though. 1) the background is not very image enhancing. I would rather have gone with something without a pattern on it, maybe some photoboard perhaps. This background has a kind of soft feel to it, which is contradictory to a broken light bulb. 2) This image is way oversharpened, a little less USM would have avoided this.
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10/14/2003 08:38:35 PM
Iighting this from one side or the other, and using a darker background would create some more contrast and visual impact in this photo.
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10/14/2003 08:03:47 PM
LOVE the idea....not the paper towel.
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10/13/2003 09:52:29 PM
Too bright
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10/13/2003 02:12:35 PM
Maybe something better then a paper towel <?> This is somewhat bright.
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10/13/2003 02:11:40 PM
Great Idea!!! But I would have done without the paper-towle! Maybe on an all black background, or solid white background. Great composition and great lighting!!!! 8
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10/13/2003 11:40:40 AM
A different color background on this would help the light bulb to stand out more.
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10/13/2003 07:41:24 AM
Good Points: none, sorry
Bad Points:quality os poor, why shoot on a rasied surface? Also not enough balck in the image to warrant a thick balck border.
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10/13/2003 06:53:17 AM
Appears to be oversharpened, a different colour background would have helped the glass stand out.
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10/13/2003 01:15:14 AM
I don't care for the paper towel background with this shot at all, also don't care for the thick border...interesting idea though.
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10/13/2003 12:41:55 AM
a darker surface with less distracting texture than this napkin might have helped to bring out the interesting shapes in the shards of glass
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