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 lightbulb, impact+200us
lightbulb, impact+200us

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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: basement
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3sec,40us flash
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2005

bug(yellow)light with flash below
from inital tests - impact was at 2.2ms from breaking light beam
this image was at 2.4ms
total of 5 bulbs were broken - this is the best
crop, colorbalance & sharpend
post challenge note : i tested with ballons the same diameter as the lightbulb -
first 2 lightbulbs were just touchingthe surface,
third was 400us more and not as interesting image
- this image was 4th (split the time)
- fifth image was with a white light bulb which seemd to disintegrate ..
sixth light bulb wouldn't break :(

Place: 29 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.1090
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 5.6341
Avg (non-participants): 6.3207
Views since voting: 1728
Views during voting: 549
Votes: 266
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 10:51:57 PM
Amazing! Wonder how many bulbs you had to smash to get this .. really nice. 10
04/17/2005 04:15:25 PM
i like the idea. Doesn't quite work as a photograph in my opinion.
Good luck though
04/15/2005 08:45:37 PM
excellent shot
04/15/2005 08:39:25 AM
Very well done, nice lighting (no pun intended).
04/14/2005 10:36:01 PM
What can I say but wow. Great shot 10
04/12/2005 10:48:43 PM
Great photo. I'd be interested to know how 200 microseconds was chosen; if by trial and error, then how many bulbs did it take?
04/12/2005 09:52:40 AM
Great idea and a great outcome. Very creative and original. Well done!
04/12/2005 01:17:46 AM
Wow, beautiful! Can't wait to hear how you timed and lit this!
I think the only thing I would change is, I would like to see more of the 'hammer'. Is that what it is? Just a touch of dodging at the top so I can see what the metal disc is attached to.
04/11/2005 07:23:10 PM
Smashing success! 9
04/11/2005 06:45:36 PM
Wow. How many light bulbs did you go through trying to get a good shot of this? Even in burst mode this would be a tough moment to capture.
04/11/2005 01:59:22 PM
although this is a copy-cat photo (this idea has already been posted here in the past) you caught the very right moment(shape vs. ruptures). very nice!
04/11/2005 10:37:28 AM
oh boy are we suckers for broken lightbulbs.
04/11/2005 09:20:13 AM
I think this one had potential...maybe a crop off the top and more stuff flying out
04/11/2005 05:56:46 AM
Amazing, is the bulb lighten up from behind or is it actuallty the bulb that glows?

Message edited by author 2005-04-18 06:18:53.
04/11/2005 03:37:15 AM
Great matrix style. love the colors
Sorry but overdone many times
04/11/2005 03:18:03 AM
nice job!
04/11/2005 02:02:15 AM
light bulb? for real? beautiful

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