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07/07/2008 12:42:54 AM · #1
Okay folks. You all think you are soooo clever.....and you seem to apply that cleverness in the way you vote. Well I have a free membership to give away to the first person who works out how I did this image. And you need to be precise. I will give some hints...just to get you started. My PP steps are in the about of the image.

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1 - There were no strings attached.
2 - There was absolutely nothing touching the bulb at the time of the image.
3 - I guarantee you won't be able to replicate this image without cheating.

Now for the ones who think they are sooooooooo clever and gave low scores....explain to me the low votes you gave without bothering to give a reason why!!!

This thread is not aimed at bickering or arguing...but more of a thread to learn what can be done in front of a camera and the understandings of why you shouldn't jump to conclusions when you are voting. If y ou are unsure how an image was done...either get it validated....or judge it according to its technicals. So let's have some fun.

Just to summarise so far -

1 - Nothing was touching the bulb at the time of the shot.
2 - Nobody was touching the bulb just before the image was taken.
3 - There was no water, fireworks, psychic powers, blue tac or cloth involved.
4 - There was a black background, lamp and cement driveway involved.
5 - The bulb did not smash on impact to the ground.
6 - The bulb was IN the lamp socket prior to capture of shot.
7 - We are not upside down....you lot are back-to-front!

HINT - There was a hammer involved!!!!

UPDATE!!!!!

Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by togtog:

Did you swing the hammer intending to capture the bulb breaking but instead the hammer knocked the bulb loose, bounced out of the shot, and the bulb popped out landing on the concrete?


And we have a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!

Well done togtog...I will PM you with your membership!

BTW...the bulb did not break when it hit the concrete....damn thing!!!

I will say now...that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN was soo close in another thread when she spoke about her lightglobe not breaking when she hit it with a hammer!


Message edited by author 2008-07-07 05:11:54.
07/07/2008 12:50:06 AM · #2
I would say that it was popped out by force and you where quick enough to capture it. You can make lightbulbs jump with just electric. either that or you had a wire in the base and it ws pushed up to make it pop.

i didnt vote in this challenge, but it is a great shot
07/07/2008 12:50:26 AM · #3
Looks like underwater.
07/07/2008 12:50:35 AM · #4
Cool, didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge, but it looks like it's flying upward a little. Like there was a short circuit that just launched it upward. That's my wacky-and-crazy-as-a-conspiracy-theorist theory.
07/07/2008 12:51:25 AM · #5
sorry you took a hit on the vote-my guess would be it was laying on something---it is a cool shot--oh i didn't vote in this challenge but i probably would have scored it a 6 or 7 because there is too much lamp
07/07/2008 12:52:41 AM · #6
You are both on the right track....but it wasn't initially pushed up or by use of an electric shock. And I can tell you that a person didn't physically touch it prior to the photo.
07/07/2008 12:54:04 AM · #7
I didn't vote on your image or comment :(

I like it. It's creative and the lighting is good along with focus. I like the appearance of it being shot in a studio but yet seems to be outside with the reflections in the bulb. Would of received a 7 from me.

How did you do it. Not sure, but have a feeling the bulb was blown up into the air by some compression device such as a blow tube, etc. Seems the bulb is a bit behind the lamp and the particles are going upward. That's my best guess and can't wait to see how you did it.

Nice creative shot.
Scott
07/07/2008 12:54:29 AM · #8
I didn't give this a low vote, but I assumed you had a lamp and a bulb lying on black velvet or some other dark background. Now that I've read your claim that nothing was touching the bulb, I'd guess that you shot this upside down and dropped the bulb from behind a black screen -- or something like that!
07/07/2008 12:54:41 AM · #9
Hmm, tricky and funny that I just looked your image up. I would say there are a number of legal ways to do this, however since I can only pick one I will go for simple...

Both lamp and light bulb are being dropped and the shutter released before hitting ground. I would assume you had a pillow for the lamp to prevent it from breaking.

I'm probably way off.
07/07/2008 12:55:00 AM · #10
Originally posted by Judi:

Now for the ones who think they are sooooooooo clever and gave low scores....explain to me the low votes you gave without bothering to give a reason why!!!


The extreme low voter NEVER explain why. You should know that by now!

I think the lamp is mounted to a board and the bulb is actually falling.
Nah, the particles indicate this is right side up. Offhand, I'm not sure which way the reflection should go. You could have rigged up some compressed air to cause it to launch. That's my best guess.

Zero-G simulation in a falling aircraft?
07/07/2008 12:56:13 AM · #11
Originally posted by Judi:

Now for the ones who think they are sooooooooo clever and gave low scores....explain to me the low votes you gave without bothering to give a reason why!!!

Why should you get special treatment? :-p
07/07/2008 12:56:23 AM · #12
:) yospiff, compressed air was my second guess, good luck! :)
07/07/2008 12:57:13 AM · #13
Okay...lmao...there was no compressed air....the bulb was locked into the lamp as per it should be in reality! And the lamp and bulb were standing up as per normal....my hubby was actually panicking in case the lamp broke....and I can tell you the bulb didn't break when it hit the cement driveway!!!!

So how did it happen to be in the air.....?
07/07/2008 12:58:40 AM · #14
Originally posted by citymars:

Originally posted by Judi:

Now for the ones who think they are sooooooooo clever and gave low scores....explain to me the low votes you gave without bothering to give a reason why!!!

Why should you get special treatment? :-p


I am NOT special.....but I am making the voters think about the image a bit more...and then it may help some of them realise that things may not always be what they appear!! If that helps people vote correctly and learn in the process...then what harm am I doing?
07/07/2008 01:00:03 AM · #15
Judi, can you explain how the bulb locks into that socket? I cannot say I've ever seen a lamp or base like that before.
07/07/2008 01:02:41 AM · #16
there's a little metal tab inside the socket which could flick the bulb up if it were to be unlocked. did you shoot a bb-gun at the bulb hitting the little notch thereby unlocking the bulb from the socked allowing the little metal tab to flick upwards.... possibly?
07/07/2008 01:06:30 AM · #17
Originally posted by togtog:

Judi, can you explain how the bulb locks into that socket? I cannot say I've ever seen a lamp or base like that before.


Post style bulbs are used in many parts of the world. I have a lamp that I bought when I was stationed in the U.K.. I had to have it special ordered with a screw style bulb fitting so I could take it back to the U.S. with me.
07/07/2008 01:07:22 AM · #18
Originally posted by yospiff:

Originally posted by togtog:

Judi, can you explain how the bulb locks into that socket? I cannot say I've ever seen a lamp or base like that before.


Post style bulbs are used in many parts of the world. I have a lamp that I bought when I was stationed in the U.K.. I had to have it special ordered with a screw style bulb fitting so I could take it back to the U.S. with me.


Interesting, I'm a true American, there is America, and the rest of the world.
07/07/2008 01:08:43 AM · #19
Originally posted by briantammy:

there's a little metal tab inside the socket which could flick the bulb up if it were to be unlocked. did you shoot a bb-gun at the bulb hitting the little notch thereby unlocking the bulb from the socked allowing the little metal tab to flick upwards.... possibly?


That is the cleverist (if that is even a word...oh well, it is now!) response so far....but not accurate. There was no little switch to flick it up.

I am getting a close in crop of the bottom of the bulb to show you the locking mechanism.

Message edited by author 2008-07-07 01:09:20.
07/07/2008 01:21:26 AM · #20
Hmm, another guess.

You placed the lamp and bulb inside a clear fishtank filled with water with a blue background and dropped it causing the bulb to come lose and float to the surface while snapping shots of it as it rose?
07/07/2008 01:22:13 AM · #21
One more shot at this

The lamp is upside down. Hubby is holding it by its base behind a black fabric. The bulb placed in the socket but not locked. A little shaking or possible waiting then when the bulb began to fall out of the socket, picture was taken. For the particles sugar or salt was placed inside the bulb socket between it and the bulb. It fell out behind the bulb.
07/07/2008 01:26:04 AM · #22
uh, the bulb was freaken tired of being constrained in the socket, jumped out. you, being the lightbulb wrangler that i know you are, jumped out with your camera, scaring the poor thing. thus the extreme pushoff, resulting in the little grainy things.
What now...word.
07/07/2008 01:26:32 AM · #23
Originally posted by SDW:

The lamp is upside down.


Originally posted by judi:

And the lamp and bulb were standing up as per normal....my hubby was actually panicking in case the lamp broke....and I can tell you the bulb didn't break when it hit the cement driveway!!!!


R.

07/07/2008 01:29:27 AM · #24
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' photokariangel that is getting close.

Okay....just to summarise so far....

1 - The lamp was not upside down.
2 - There was no water involved.
3 - The lamp was placed on the cement driveway, right way up.

Here is a link to the image of the Bulb lock
07/07/2008 01:37:14 AM · #25
You cut the two little sticky out bits that old it in the socket almost through put it back in the lamp and the pressure of the spring broke the sticky out bits and pushed the bulb out.
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