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Busting a Blue Bulb
Busting a Blue Bulb

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Central Illinois
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: F 6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 Sec.
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

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Thanks for the comments and votes!!
This was a very lucky shot!! I actually only use 4 bulbs and this was the first one. I set up outside so the light would be bright and the mess would be less. I at first thought I would be able to just throw the bulb down and get the shot - dumb - I had to enlist the help of my husband to hit the bulb with a hammer. We did this with the blue bulb (entry), red and two multicolored stained glass bulbs that didn't want to break at all. Like I said before - this was a very lucky shot. The other three had hammers or were a little too blurry.

Place: 16 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.5323
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.4691
Avg (non-participants): 6.5750
Views since voting: 2304
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 201
Comments: 19
Favorites: 6 (view)

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08/15/2006 11:03:51 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this blue that was.
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08/14/2006 07:06:09 AM
Nicely done!!! Great image, great score!
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08/14/2006 02:48:34 AM
Kick ass image. How did you get the bulb to explode? I actually found it difficult to break a standard light bulb and ended up having to use a hammer on it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 09:11:31 AM
This is cute...I like the contrast of white bacground and blue glass.
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08/13/2006 12:53:45 AM
My pick for top 5. Wonderful, not sure if it's setup or real action shot.
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08/12/2006 11:25:37 PM
Wonderful! Very much like the idea of using a blue lightbulb on white background, not just white bulb on black. Works great for the contrast and makes it more interesting. Like the blue shadows on the surface.
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08/11/2006 05:17:00 PM
i like the way the bulb pieces are standing out
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08/11/2006 10:49:51 AM
One of the better bulb shots in the challenge IMO. Still a bit of motion blur however and that's going to cost you some in the voting I'm afraid. I really like the blue on white - very nice combination. The bulb base is quite sharp and detailed. I'm wondering if some of the blur in the moving pieces is because of aperture selection and DOF? Anyway, you'll probably do fairly well with this nonetheless. ;^) Good luck.
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08/11/2006 07:17:56 AM
nicely captured. this will probably do well. hope your winnings cover your expenses ;-)
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08/11/2006 04:56:02 AM
great picture love the way all the bulb bits are going in different directions it looks very good 9
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08/10/2006 08:10:26 AM
the timing on this is perfect...like the blue and the blue frame...great lighting, well done
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08/09/2006 10:39:50 PM
Nice alliteration. Good shot, too.
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08/08/2006 12:15:08 PM
Excellent shot and perfect timing!
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08/07/2006 03:29:57 PM
Great idea and well captured
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08/07/2006 10:04:04 AM
Just a wonderfull shot, with those colours it just makes it perfect!
a 10 from me!
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08/07/2006 09:38:34 AM
How many did you have to break ;-) I've tried this before too ;-) Cool shot.
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08/07/2006 06:41:42 AM
You bulb busters!
This is the better one of two I have seen.
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08/07/2006 06:13:37 AM
Very cool! Nicely done!
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