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Dim Bulb
Dim Bulb

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Belmont MA
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003

Just a 25w bulb - the background was created with a piece of paper taped over a 150w light.

Place: 11 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7698
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4658
Avg (non-participants): 7.1061
Views since voting: 3327
Votes: 139
Comments: 20
Favorites: 19 (view)

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12/07/2005 12:59:42 PM
beautiful shot
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01/20/2004 12:19:35 PM
Beautiful subtle shades and tones in this shot. Rich and interesting to view.
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11/24/2003 06:26:43 AM
Paper always makes for a good background. The texture here is fantastic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 09:57:58 PM
Good Shot. I like the contrast. Focus is excellent. I feel like it's missing something though. It feels a little bland. - 8 -
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11/23/2003 05:45:56 AM
Very artistic treatment, if a bit too literal take on the phrase. Well exposed and composed. Rich tones and hues are extremely appealing and I keep coming back to this shot.
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11/22/2003 07:17:05 PM
How about, "Not the brightest bulb". hahahaha
11/21/2003 10:50:24 AM
Exceptional, beautiful tones and a wonderful complimentary background. 9
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11/21/2003 10:20:34 AM
Very nice use of a square/centred format. Wonderful light/colour treatment. Detail, well WOW... 10
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11/20/2003 09:59:57 AM
Nice detail on the filament.
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11/20/2003 09:40:12 AM
I love the tone of this! I'm curious to see what type of background you used, or whether it is just the mix of light, duotone, and contrast. The image is so sharp as well, very clear. There are far too many things I like about this. Certainly my fav so far.
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11/19/2003 02:02:05 PM
what a terrific photo. The macro is terrific in showing the intricate detail in the bulb. Fabulous lighting, and wonderful capture of the light within. Definite 10.
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11/18/2003 10:13:47 PM
this is fantastic, best I've seen yet in the challenge. I love the texture and detail.
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11/18/2003 05:37:35 PM
Not sure this is a phrase I know, but who cares when the photography is this good? Absolutely perfect. Might even be the first print I buy, if you'll put it in dpcp.

Later ... just gets better every time I see it. Reminds me of some of the early photographic experiments, guys like emerson and Goodall, or Fenton even perhaps. It's that strange un-worldly shading around the edge of the bulb of glass, the way the thickness of the glass produces a dark ring and almost a halo. Would I be right in guessing this isn't actually a blaxk and white shot, but rather a heavily de-saturated full colour image? Seems to have tints of purple, and amber in it. The only way to portray such depth on computers that I know of ... good luck, I hope this wins.
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11/18/2003 08:07:33 AM
this is an awesome picture. the bulb doesn't look too dim, but i'll give ya the benefit of the doubt.
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11/17/2003 10:48:27 PM
beautiful work.. = 10
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11/17/2003 04:45:00 PM
very nice.
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11/17/2003 02:43:36 PM
Beautifully done gray tones and soft transition between the bulb and the background.
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11/17/2003 10:46:41 AM
Nice shot! How did you do the lighting?
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11/17/2003 09:57:14 AM
I like the magnified look, it almost doesn't look like a light bulb :) I like it.
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11/17/2003 01:41:55 AM
Bizarre angle and effect, I love it.
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