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Lutchenko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Illuminative Subject (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: UK
Date: Mar 13, 2009
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2009

Great fun had smashing light bulbs then switching them on and trying to capture the burn up.



I am really blown away (lol)
Many thanks to everyone who voted and left comments.
You can expect to see a shot featuring a sea of broken bulbs in the near future.

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Place: 3 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.6351
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.3906
Avg (non-participants): 6.7342
Views since voting: 5679
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 222
Comments: 22
Favorites: 15 (view)


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05/22/2009 08:39:19 AM
The trick on this kind of shot to avoid blowing out the filament area completely with the glare is to give short bursts of electricity to the bulb. Using this technique, not only can you actually use one bulb 3 or 4 times, you can also get the whole glowing filament into the frame. Like this.
03/26/2009 09:48:01 PM
Congrats on your PB and your ribbon! Awesome shot!
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03/26/2009 02:04:40 PM
This was definitely my favorite light bulb shot, well done.
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03/26/2009 07:22:02 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB!
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03/25/2009 08:20:41 AM
grats on the yellow.
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03/25/2009 06:53:32 AM
Do you work in a lighbulb factory, then? Or are you changing over to low-energy bulbs? I like the capture - very nice dynamics!

Looking forward to the sea of lighbulbs - (must be a factory?)- (or maybe all the failed bulbs in order to get this gem!!)? You must be an Edison follower - thousands for the end result! (Just joking, of course)

Well executed, especially the smoke curling up - I feel that perhaps the grey in the white light is odd - like the camera greyed out a white somehow - but very nice image indeed. Keep moving forward, and expect some very good praise coming.

Best Regards!
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03/25/2009 05:49:43 AM
well done!
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03/25/2009 05:41:04 AM
Life does not get much better than this -- great image, lots of fun smashing things up, and a ribbon for your efforts. Very nice.
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03/25/2009 03:25:50 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and PB, Will. These lightbulb shots are a whole lot of fun to do, aren't they?
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03/25/2009 01:25:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Lutchenko! Great shot.... well deserved.
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03/25/2009 01:21:34 AM
Smashing shot !! Congrats on the ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2009 01:49:02 PM
Sweet colors... how'd you get that blue going inside? I think it would be nice to see the bottom of the bulb, and have some background behind the black to play what happens here in context... I think you could tell a story with a shot like this. Anyway, nice job.
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03/21/2009 07:13:17 PM
Wow - this is cool. I assumed they would burn a lot faster...
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03/19/2009 03:30:12 PM
Nice capture.
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03/19/2009 01:14:24 PM
nice work of a classic
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03/19/2009 01:18:58 AM
Very original, well thought of and executed.
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03/18/2009 10:43:24 PM
wow 9
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03/18/2009 10:24:05 PM
i like the deconstructed look of the filament burning very instesting
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03/18/2009 05:48:15 PM
Lots of destroyed bulbs here. Great detail, tones, sharpness. If only the smoke didn't look so solid.
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03/18/2009 02:54:10 PM
Excellant.
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03/18/2009 09:01:10 AM
wow, love the smoke, the glow of the light blub is amazing
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03/18/2009 06:15:29 AM
Nice example of this type of shot. Like the crack down the bulb
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