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The Unlit Lamp (Radclyffe Hall)
The Unlit Lamp (Radclyffe Hall)
Catherine


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Challenge: Book Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: Nov 10, 2003
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Abstract, Interior
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2003

A gold lined lamp with two unlit amber bulbs - backlit with a halogen lamp at 6" and two 40 watt incandescent (bare) bulbs at 36".

Macro mode engaged. Manual focus. Post exposure adjustments in Photoshop: levels.

The correlation of the book title to the photograph is that even unlit lamps exert themselves upon their environment.

Statistics
Place: 114 out of 231
Avg (all users): 5.3658
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.2880
Avg (non-participants): 5.4394
Views since voting: 942
Votes: 257
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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11/19/2003 12:12:46 PM
Originally posted by e301:

Your first submission ... please please please don't be put off by the majority of voters - this is a place where shiny designer photos do very well, and the intersting stuff tends to get hidden beneath that.

We need more people here with your sensibility of light and composition.

Ed


Thanks so much. I appreciate the encouragement. I'm not put off at all. It's an art form and to each his own set of sensibilities and tastes. I'm pretty stubborn about the way I like to show things - and I am certain I will learn a lot here about the technical aspects of what I want to do without sacrificing, at all, any of my artistic goals. There are some stunningly good photographers in the halls. I'm pretty gratified that a few folks liked it a lot.

Catherine
11/19/2003 12:07:08 PM
Originally posted by uabresch:

Catherine, so this was your picture! IMHO it should have scored a lot higher. It's just beautiful. Pictures like yours tend to score a bit lower at this site, I'm guessing it's because people don't take (or don't have) the time to look slowly, but maybe it's something else. Who knows.


Thanks. Sometimes I find the beauty of things is not so much in their whole but in some of their most unlikely, and sometimes minute, parts and actions. Photography is so cool to me because I can show those parts. Of course, it does leave a lot of people scratching their heads and saying "what the HECK is that?" Those are usually my favorite shots :)

Catherine
11/19/2003 09:32:09 AM
Catherine, so this was your picture! IMHO it should have scored a lot higher. It's just beautiful. Pictures like yours tend to score a bit lower at this site, I'm guessing it's because people don't take (or don't have) the time to look slowly, but maybe it's something else. Who knows.

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11/19/2003 05:19:24 AM
Your first submission ... please please please don't be put off by the majority of voters - this is a place where siny designer photos do very well, and the intersting stuff tends to get hidden beneath that.

We need more people here with your sensibility of light and composition.

Ed
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 07:42:23 AM
Thoughtfully presented, and intriguing use of DOF to blur wat one would expect to be the real strength of this shot. I like the way it moves from a believable world - the texture of the in focus glass/metal - to the purely abstract over on the left; and the colours are good. The detail of that hook pulls far too much attention I think - oh, it's the edge of the filament, isn't it? - not convinced it should only have been partially shown, not sure what that achieves.
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11/15/2003 10:28:51 PM
Very interesting and vivid. I like the yellow dots and streking- they give a nice perspective.
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11/15/2003 04:37:40 PM
weird
11/14/2003 09:49:13 PM
Wow! What is this? Whatever it is, it's beautiful! The red object in front looks like a lightbulb, and if I turn sideways, it looks like it might be inside a lamp. Wonderful picture. ~10
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11/14/2003 01:46:15 PM
Very abstract. The light bulb, the light coming thru the lightbulb coloring the rough surface... Wish there were less refections in the glass of the bulb, but they aren't very distracting. Beyond the colors and textures I don't get a lot on "meaning." 7
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11/13/2003 03:50:04 PM
I really like what you've done here. It took me a second or two to figure it out, but it was worth it. Nice color and composition. I also like the texture that's here. 9
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11/13/2003 10:59:00 AM
very interesting image, and for using Radclyfe Hall a few bonus points
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11/13/2003 04:35:16 AM
I don't know but I just love looking at it. it's like a great painting!!! 9
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11/12/2003 09:13:58 PM
great abstract.
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11/12/2003 06:53:20 PM
Neat. Striking image.
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11/12/2003 11:06:10 AM
Points for the book... Very interesting composition and colours. I'll be interested to know what the background is. I like the little bit of grainyness in the shot. The more I look at this image the more I like it. 9
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11/12/2003 03:27:34 AM
Excellent abstract. I appreciate this kind of work a lot.
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