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60,000 Volt Tessler Coil Corona Discharge
60,000 Volt Tessler Coil Corona Discharge

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Challenge: Science (Classic Editing)
Collection: Miscellaneous
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Logan, UT USA
Date: Oct 13, 2003
Aperture: f 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2003

This is about 20,000 volts going across a 1 inch space. As I took the photo, I could feel my hair going up on end, and then I felt a sudden ZZZZAP! on my hand that made me leap a little. But as there were no amps present, it only startled me and didn't kill me!

Place: 4 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.7284
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.7152
Views since voting: 22755
Votes: 243
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/22/2003 06:46:17 PM
Nice one David - great capture. Well composed, very satisfying colours with lots of interest and action. The slight noise in the shot may just have cost you a ribbon!
10/22/2003 05:18:22 PM
Okay whoops, 60,000 volts makes it even more scarier!
10/22/2003 04:51:32 PM
My mistake, I asked my physicist father-in-law how many volts this was and he said, 'One inch? That's about 60,000 volts.' So my title is correct; the description is not. I corrected the title without correcting the description. Thanks for your votes; I'm surprised it did so well. There were many shots in this challenge I thought would whollup this one. Including YOURS probably!
10/22/2003 02:59:26 AM
A green ribbon for your collection David :-)You were game taking this shot! 20,000 volts, woah!
10/22/2003 02:17:12 AM
Congratulations! This one was the first that caught my eye. I still think it deserved a better score. Anyway, you was so close to add a new ribbon to your collection... Not that you don't have enough. :)
10/22/2003 12:03:36 AM
Fantastic capture. I really like the colors and patterns this forms. I don't quite understand all this electric physics stuff, but it sure is purdy!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2003 10:09:18 AM
Great picture. I would like to see the object on the right side with more sharpness. 8.
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10/18/2003 01:09:50 AM
Nice photograph
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10/17/2003 10:03:59 AM
Excellant capture.
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10/16/2003 11:38:30 AM
This is a cool image. Almost looks like lightning. Nice composition.
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10/16/2003 08:59:16 AM
Would be better if it was a little less grainy, aside from that, a great shot. 8
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10/15/2003 08:15:13 AM
Both dramatic and beutiful colors, as well as true sciense in the image! A 10!
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10/15/2003 01:38:57 AM
Excellent. Running for the blue ribbon I'm sure. 10 and congrats!
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