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Challenge: Minimalism II (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Location: tabletop studio
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Studio, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

rotate 90cw, resize to 720x, sharpen(not USM), save for web.

I know i'll get hammered for the, um, imperfections in the paper. Oh, well. It took forever to get it close to how I envisioned.

How I did it:
(inspired by strobist - strobist.blogspot.com)

**Disclaimer** DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME (like I did), ELECTRICITY IS DANGEROUS. Touching the bulb base or exposed wires could cause serious injury or death.

The lightbulb is taped to a wooden dowel. I sodered (sp?) a cheap extention cord directly to the bulb and taped the cord to the dowel. The dowel is supported by a piece of pegboard. The blue paper has a slit, barely visible (hopefully), to allow the dowel to pass through. The bulb is about six inches above the paper. An sb-25 with a cardboard snoot/barndoors is lighting both the bulb base and the background "swoosh". The bulb is lit via the hidden extension cord. I set the shutter speed to expose for the bulb and the aperture to expose for the base and BG.

Place: 76 out of 231
Avg (all users): 5.6805
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.5301
Avg (non-participants): 5.8256
Views since voting: 756
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 169
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2007 02:52:12 PM
I like how you did this.
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01/30/2007 02:12:00 PM
Illuminiating subject. ;-) Look forward to the setup/backstory on this one.
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01/29/2007 06:24:09 PM
Very inspiring for a Minimal Editing challenge. Can't wait to find out how you did it.
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01/28/2007 07:29:58 PM
What's a blulb?
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01/27/2007 10:50:22 AM
This is really good. I'm not sure how you are achieving the light being on, but big applause for doing it!
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01/26/2007 10:17:25 PM
A clever shot with nice color contrast. I only wish you had more space between the bulb and the background so the halo of light from the bulb didn't show there.
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01/26/2007 09:54:48 AM
well composed, brighter area in the black background above the bulb distracts a bit
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