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Challenge: Smoke (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Cellar
Date: Sep 6, 2004
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2004

I did a burning light bulb shot for the December Free Study already. I thought it would be fitting for the smoke challenge as well. This time I learnt something new. If you switch the light bulb on and off very fast then you can get to use the lightbulb about 4 times before the filament blows. Also if you switch it fast and take the photo you can see the filament burning instead of just seeing a bright flash as in my December Study photo.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.4141
Avg (commenters): 8.8519
Avg (participants): 7.2951
Avg (non-participants): 7.4672
Views since voting: 16197
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 198
Comments: 71
Favorites: 58 (view)


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06/14/2007 08:56:50 PM
A lightbulb is so hard to break when you actually want it to!
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05/30/2006 02:57:23 PM
tried this, but couldn't break the glass without slicing the filament. amazing concept.
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11/04/2004 09:39:28 AM
I perfer your original; I found the smoke more interesting and very pleasing to look at. Also, although the broken bulb no doubt assisted viewers in determining what they were looking at, I thought the abstractness of the first one had more appeal. Great idea - you're truly an original.
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09/21/2004 03:08:17 AM
Well done Gary on yet another great shot!

Is there any end in sight or do you have the market wrapped-up on the Blue Ribbons around here?
:)
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09/20/2004 10:29:58 PM
Another Outstanding composition. Congratulations
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09/20/2004 08:41:34 PM
A great shot. Very smooth. Congrats!
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09/20/2004 08:27:11 PM
Congratulations on another BLUE! This is amazing work!
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09/20/2004 07:23:07 PM
Congrats on yet another ribbon Gary!
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09/20/2004 12:04:13 PM
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09/20/2004 11:06:18 AM
Congratulatiosn. Fantasticly done.
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09/20/2004 10:00:37 AM
Congrats on YABR! (= Yet Another Blue Ribbon; an acronym that was created specifically because of you Gary!) Great shot; the glowing filament and the way it colors the smoke is terrific. I shall have to try this some time, sounds like fune... especially with the extra "tips" you provided this time around.
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09/20/2004 09:59:49 AM
Congrats Kiwi - an awesome image and another truly inspiring photo. :-)
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09/20/2004 08:09:30 AM
you rock brotha =]
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09/20/2004 07:07:06 AM
I knew this shot was familiar! ;-) Congrats on another bluey Gary!!!
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09/20/2004 04:08:39 AM
Ha, I knew you would win! Congratulations! You deserved the blue one.
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09/20/2004 03:43:37 AM
Oh no not you again. Don't you have some sheep to attend too? They must be feeling neglected with all of these ribbins you keep winning lol
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09/20/2004 03:39:09 AM
What an awesome shot ! Congrats on the blue, it is most deserved !
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09/20/2004 03:23:41 AM
Blue ribbon suits you best :)
Very cool shot Congrats!
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09/20/2004 02:59:15 AM
Congrats, well deserved win! I truly loved this shot, it was one of my tens in this challenge. :-) It was a good idea to show the broken bulb, too. Thanks for the description, too.
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09/20/2004 02:45:03 AM
Nice one Gary. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon
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09/20/2004 02:44:56 AM
Thank you all for your votes and comments. This was the first thing that jumped to mind when I saw the smoke challenge announced, although I was a little weary of doing something I had already done before. But it paid off and I am happy :)

Originally posted by markmyshots:

So, you can blow a bulb by turning it on and off 4 times real fast??? What kind of bulbs do you buy?


What I meant was that if you switch on and off the light very fast the filament doesn't burn right through, it just burns a little like you see in this image. You can do that about 4 times before the filament blows completely.
09/20/2004 02:35:13 AM
Excellent shot IDOL. I have all my eyes and ears open for something that I can learn from you. this shot is no exception. Bravo.

Manny
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09/20/2004 01:43:22 AM
Congratulations on the blue gary - another stunning photo.
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09/20/2004 01:32:47 AM
Grattis!
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09/20/2004 12:49:14 AM
Amazing planning and execution, congratulations!
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09/20/2004 12:29:22 AM
congrats....I thought this pic was yours. Great job, I'm going to have to try this out someday.
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09/20/2004 12:27:17 AM
Congratulations on the blue! So, you can blow a bulb by turning it on and off 4 times real fast??? What kind of bulbs do you buy? hehe...I wouldnt be able to blow one of my bulbs after doing that a 100 times...
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09/20/2004 12:21:31 AM
You should be a science teacher :) Congratulations!
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09/20/2004 12:13:45 AM
Congratulations Kiwiness! I was wondering who would have the audacity to rip off Gary's old idea. ;-)
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09/20/2004 12:09:13 AM
HA! Knew this was a Kiwi image!!!!!

Sensational!
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09/20/2004 12:07:37 AM
The Master!
Congratulations Gary.........superb photo!
I hope you accept my "tribute" photo ....."Rising" for what it is.
I aspire to your degree of excellence and attempting the shot was
a wonderful learning experience. Thankyou for the inspiration!
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09/20/2004 12:07:15 AM
you continue to raise the bar. I love learning from your excellent work. congrats on another well deserved ribbon!
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09/20/2004 12:06:05 AM
Great job Gary! Good job on learning new things about photography =). Excellently done!
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09/20/2004 12:03:49 AM
Incredible! You are so creative! Congrats, Gary!
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09/20/2004 12:03:09 AM
Congratulations on your blue with this top notch entry.
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09/20/2004 12:02:04 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Well deserved!
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09/20/2004 12:01:57 AM
Congrats Kiwi! :-D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2004 11:48:59 PM
good capture
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09/19/2004 10:40:45 PM
This one is great, it was just what I was looking for in "Rising". Great concept. You deserve every point of this.
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09/19/2004 10:09:16 PM
Great work! 10!
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09/19/2004 08:24:27 PM
wow! I want to know how this is done
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09/19/2004 02:30:49 PM
My favorite and only 10 i`ve given in this challenge. Good luck.
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09/19/2004 09:09:42 AM
great job!
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09/17/2004 11:11:09 PM
wha... how.... oh, hell, can't wait to read about it!! this is puzzling and great for the challenge. :)
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09/16/2004 08:35:47 AM
like the crativity and crispness -- just a hint of color in the flame adds interest -- one of my ribbon picks this challenge
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09/16/2004 06:10:48 AM
Spactacular photo. I'm looking forward to finding out how you did this. My top score this challenge! Ohhh thats a 10
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09/16/2004 12:45:42 AM
There's such vivid detail and sharp contrasts in this image - from the sharp shards of glass to the swirling white loops of cooling smoke. And it just hangs there and turns in upon itself forming exotic shapes as it twists into future oblivion. Perfectly lit, perfectly focused - absolutely beautiful. How can anything so acrid and harmful be so interesting and captivating? Wonderful image. Congratulations. Can't wait to see how many 10s you get. Anyone giving it a 1 needs to be drop kicked out of DPC. :-)
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09/15/2004 05:52:30 PM
Of course, there is a blow by blow tutorial being written now? along with several out takes lol.

Ecellent shot and I've selected 2 of the ribbons :)
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09/15/2004 11:39:54 AM
Innovative idea well executed. Background and lighting are superb at highlighting the subject. Contrast works well. Focus and DOf are spot on. Interest ing composition. (10) Wondering how many light bulbs it took to catch the moment?
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09/15/2004 03:32:57 AM
man I love doing that :) Well timed pic...I wonder if you used a wide angle and cropped, or did a burst of shots, or just got lucky? :) very nice effect...P likes it :) 8
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09/14/2004 11:46:58 PM
returning for comments...

Very nice. It looks like an apparition. Bumping up on comp and concept.
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09/14/2004 07:07:32 PM
Sharp - and very creative
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09/14/2004 05:08:13 PM
Very creative.....
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09/14/2004 01:08:09 PM
Beautiful image! Great work...this is one of my top 3 for the challenge. Actually, it's probably my favourite...

9 for now. May come back and give it a rare 10.
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09/14/2004 12:46:46 PM
I rated this one the highest - it must have been an extremely tough shot to get and it came out very well. My only problem with it is that the glass of the bulb seems a little bit too fake.
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09/14/2004 06:43:52 AM
Traces of Kiwi's ~ smoke & mirrors!
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09/14/2004 01:39:49 AM
Excellent !!! Very original !!! One of my favs for this challenge . I like it so much !!!
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09/13/2004 10:36:08 PM
wow this is one interesting image ! great use of composition and lighting possibly maybe just take away the closest of broken glass in the forground as its rather bright - draws attention away from the burning fillament
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09/13/2004 10:33:16 PM
Very interesting concept well excuted. Looks like a tiny nuclear mushroom...
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09/13/2004 06:34:17 PM
Another kiwiness image :) . Very well executed, but a little more light on the smoke might have helped..a little brighter
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09/13/2004 05:54:46 PM
Wow. This is very nice. One of my favorites from this challenge. Good luck! 9
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09/13/2004 03:26:09 PM
This is really interesting - I like it alot!
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09/13/2004 02:35:29 PM
That is intense!
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09/13/2004 01:02:56 PM
Wow! I'd like to see how you captured this. 10 Very nice!
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09/13/2004 12:50:09 PM
really cool work. looks sort of 'picasso' inspired especially the colors and the composition. I like it.
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09/13/2004 11:55:06 AM
10 because this is an awesome pic, original and really nicely captured/composed.
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09/13/2004 11:11:51 AM
beautifully lit
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09/13/2004 05:31:43 AM
Beautifully lit and very crisp. - The best of the submissions.
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09/13/2004 05:27:20 AM
Magnificent, can't fault it. Has to mbe in the running for a ribbon. 10
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09/13/2004 03:36:23 AM
fantasic pic, clearly the blue ribbon - congrats in advance - 10
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09/13/2004 02:22:39 AM
mooi
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