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The Last Incandescent
The Last Incandescent

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Challenge: Light Bulb (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4.0 IF AIS
Location: At home
Date: Jun 29, 2008
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 to 1/8000
Galleries: Macro, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

Everything else in the house is florescent or other uninteresting type. This has some class. But I suppose that I will eventually replace with some fancy LED.

HDR image created from seven images with exposure times ranging from 1/2 to 1/8000 second. ND8 filter used because even at 1/8000 and F/11 the filament would be overexposed. Photomatix Pro reports a dynamic range of 1,845,055:1.

Photomatix Pro for tone mapping.
USM 20% 40pixels
Select and darken (using curves) the background
Resize to 720 pixels high
Smart sharpen 50%
Save for web.

Place: 98 out of 112
Avg (all users): 4.7589
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.4878
Avg (non-participants): 4.8700
Views since voting: 872
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 141
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2008 09:57:30 PM
A nice detailed shot, but some how it seems missing some "Wow factor". Might be perspective or something in post processing adjustments. Not totally sure.
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07/02/2008 08:08:46 PM
Simple original idea.. IMO would have gone over better with a clean, clear bulb..5
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