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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Greenville TX - in my dining room
Date: Feb 25, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2005

2 light bulbs on posterboard. I used my 500 watt shop light from Home Depot, set camera left and aimed at the ceiling. Also had white foam core on the right side of the bulbs and posterboard. Used an old Vivitar 2500 flash on manual mode to help even things out a bit more. After I took the shot, in photoshop I used levels and curves to make adjustments, a slight contrast tweak, a slight crop, then USM. Had this been advanced editing, I would have dodged the shadows and the top left corner but since it's not, I'm just hoping for the best.

As far as meeting the challenge, well, this has got to be about as head-on as it gets. ;o)

I expect about a 5.6 for this, because I'll be knocked heavily for the shadows and the slight vignette in the top left corner. I'm sure I'll get DOF comments too. Overall, it was a great experiment for me because I'm very weak in both lighting and studio shots.

Place: 153 out of 431
Avg (all users): 5.2948
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.1939
Avg (non-participants): 5.3867
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 346
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2005 06:24:59 AM
where good things are brought to life...
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03/06/2005 09:47:28 AM
So many light bulbs in this challenge. I have not been very impressed with them at all. I mean, it's a light bulb and who wants a picture of a light bulb...but I am a bit partial to this one. Nicely shot, creative view. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2005 12:54:37 PM
Predicted lots of light bulb shots! looks good though! 7
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03/02/2005 07:41:46 PM
Nice ad for GE, and probably the best of the light bulb shots.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2005 12:32:04 PM
Nothing makes this photo of 'light' on white worse than any other; but it's about the sixth or tenth photo of bulbs and I'm prepared not to see any more....
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03/02/2005 07:08:04 AM
Ya what I was thinking
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03/02/2005 03:03:59 AM
nice shape and clarity!!

well done, ads :o)
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