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Shattering Look At Light
2nd PlaceShattering Look At Light
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stopped Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3000Z
Location: Basement
Date: Apr 11, 2002
Aperture: F 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec.
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2002

60 Watt light bulb breaking

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.8195
Avg (commenters): 8.1594
Avg (participants): 7.6623
Avg (non-participants): 7.9141
Views since voting: 7519
Votes: 205
Comments: 75
Favorites: 17 (view)


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08/26/2002 09:43:00 PM
I like the photo but how could you capture it with a 2 second shutter speed? Please advise.
04/25/2002 09:29:00 PM
Ok, Ok. For all of those that have asked.....I was lucky......I had only 4 bulbs and this was my forth shot.
04/22/2002 10:29:00 AM
Come on, please tell us how many bulbs it took!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2002 11:55:00 PM
How many light bulbs did you break trying to get this cool shot?
04/21/2002 11:17:00 PM
Just to be nitpicky, I'd have framed this a bit higher, and the surface the bulb is smashing on looks tilted. How many lightbulbs did you smash? :)
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04/21/2002 08:46:00 PM
The best "posed" yet.
04/21/2002 05:35:00 PM
i might straighten and crop some of the dark bottom off, but great shot.
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04/21/2002 11:02:00 AM
Very well done. Perfect timing, perfect framing, and a perfect black background.
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04/21/2002 12:19:00 AM
Great Timing!!
04/20/2002 07:17:00 PM
Very artistic. Love the contrast. Your timing is incredible.
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04/20/2002 05:12:00 PM
How many light bulbs did you smash to get this shot? Its a shame about the white speckles.
04/20/2002 02:04:00 PM
Very interesting picture, and wonderful example of stop action! I'm not partial to "posed" shots, but this piques my curiousity!
04/20/2002 11:33:00 AM
Snapped at the right moment
04/20/2002 10:42:00 AM
This is a superb shot. No background distractions, excellent focus, and excellent stop action. Has qualities of a professional at work.
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04/20/2002 04:42:00 AM
Pretty neat concept. Crop the bottom to take out some of the lint..
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04/19/2002 03:24:00 PM
How on earth did you know when to trip the shutter??
04/19/2002 10:17:00 AM
Wow, great timing.
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04/19/2002 06:48:00 AM
This is awesome. Great idea, great photo.
04/19/2002 03:00:00 AM
i hope that was an old bulb. nicely timed. great shot.
04/18/2002 11:22:00 AM
Appears to be drastically oversharpened judging from the noise. A good idea, and well captured (cropping could improve the composition - too much room at the bottom), but something happened on the way to the web.
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04/18/2002 07:32:00 AM
Now that is cool. Great idea.
04/17/2002 11:29:00 PM
you did this, correct?
04/17/2002 11:16:00 PM
This must have cost a fortune to shoot. How'd you drop the lightbulb hard enough to break it and still catch the timing? And where'd all the pink dots come from ... is this scanned?
04/17/2002 09:54:00 PM
Nicely captured. I wish the lightbulb would fill more of the frame or at least be placed lower within the frame. Perhaps shooting it in landscape would have been better. Still a well captured and sharp photo.
04/17/2002 08:56:00 PM
Excellent subject choice. Reminiscent of the Harold Edgerton work. No visible blur.
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04/17/2002 05:42:00 PM
Nice timing on this shot.
04/17/2002 05:22:00 PM
this is a really cool shot.
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04/17/2002 04:54:00 PM
Very pretty, good idea! I love the glimmering effect on the black.
04/17/2002 04:36:00 PM
Wow, great timing! The light is perfectly angled to pick up all the fragments too. Its a shame about all the artifacts though.
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04/17/2002 03:57:00 PM
Incredible idea and execution.
04/17/2002 02:42:00 PM
Too cool. I like the contrast of the white on black, and the sharpness of the glass shards. There is some fuzz in the black part. How many did you have to break? 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/17/2002 01:50:00 PM
great subject material!
04/17/2002 10:58:00 AM
After breaking my dad's entire supply I changed my vote on this from 6 to 8. Good job! How'd u do that?!
04/17/2002 10:45:00 AM
how many light bulbs did you need to break before you got the good shot? ; ) nice image, although the tilt of the surface above is a little odd.
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04/17/2002 06:17:00 AM
Original
04/16/2002 08:26:00 PM
cool! how many did you have to break to get that shot?
04/16/2002 08:12:00 PM
Super stop!
04/16/2002 07:59:00 PM
Like the idea. But it's kinda rough. High ISO speed?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2002 05:15:00 PM
I always wanted to try this but with a glass bottle of some kind, I don't know why but I'm seeing pink and green dots, are these like digital dust spots?
04/16/2002 05:01:00 PM
Wow! Only suggestion is to maybe have the extra "blank space" above the bulb and not below.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2002 03:57:00 PM
I love this one. Too bad about the digital hot spots, but you can't do much about that without post-processing. I wish the surface it was shattering on was either closer to or further away from level.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2002 01:22:00 PM
must have been a heck of a job getting the timing anywhere near - unless you used electronic firing gear?
04/16/2002 12:30:00 PM
Very good shot! I would have liked it even more if the impact was shown at the bottom half of the picture.
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04/16/2002 12:13:00 PM
This is shocking... How did you manage to take the photo? Or shoud I be asking how many light bulbs did you have to break before you got a shot you were happy with? Hehe...
04/16/2002 09:19:00 AM
Really nice idea and shot, there a bit too many hot pixels though. I dont know if Blank and White would "clear" them up a bit.
04/16/2002 12:37:00 AM
Wow, nice! Are the colored dots noise?
04/15/2002 11:04:00 PM
Hope you had a stash of burned-out bulbs available!
04/15/2002 09:56:00 PM
Great shot! How many lightbulbs did you go through?
04/15/2002 07:15:00 PM
Very creative idea....
04/15/2002 06:19:00 PM
Very Creative. Extremely sharp. The blown pixels (or noise?) is somewhat distracting to me. Would have liked to see it cropped even tighter. Keep up the good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 06:16:00 PM
I like this a lot. It is original and interesting. I'm ignoring the noise because of the difficulty of your photo. Great job on meeting the challenge.
04/15/2002 06:13:00 PM
By far the best demonstration of stopped motion so far
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04/15/2002 05:25:00 PM
Very Well Done ! In the top three. I did it with an egg but the results were not apparant without an explination. I would have prefered some backlighting. 10
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04/15/2002 04:57:00 PM
damn good job
04/15/2002 04:03:00 PM
Really cool. Other have to be wondering if this is scanned because of the colored specks. I'm giving you the benifit of the doubt and assumming they are just 'hot' pixels or something else.
04/15/2002 02:57:00 PM
Excellent shot - you fired this off right at an incredible moment and got a great stopped/frozen picture.
04/15/2002 02:28:00 PM
This is cool! Maybe I should have bought stock in GE before you started this project. Please message me and tell me how many light bulbs it took to get this shot! Excellent shot! My only complaing is that I think a more interesting crop could have been applied. There's a lot of emptiness in the lower half of this photo. The void in the bottom of this shot is the ONLY thing that is holding me back from a perfect 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 02:00:00 PM
great photo. maybe a little less black at the bottom?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 01:23:00 PM
Excellent timing, excellent picture.
04/15/2002 12:15:00 PM
Someone built themselves a flash trigger. Awesome shot! Could've used a horizontal surface for the bulb tho.
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04/15/2002 11:44:00 AM
whew..that had to be a mess to clean up. Good shot, but the speckles distract.
04/15/2002 11:42:00 AM
that must have been one heck of a shutter speed
04/15/2002 11:42:00 AM
wow ... being picky - the camera is tilted, and I think a more even lighting may have helped (ie on the left hand side)... otherwise, I hope u didn't have too many bulbs to clean up :)
04/15/2002 11:33:00 AM
Original
04/15/2002 11:32:00 AM
Excellent! I tried this shot, and could not get it. Great job, I love it.
04/15/2002 11:24:00 AM
This is a beautifully done photo. It is creative, shows good technique, and is definately stop action.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 10:43:00 AM
This is wonderful. Care to share how you did it ?
04/15/2002 10:05:00 AM
I am wondering how many lightbulbs it took to get this photo. Great!
04/15/2002 10:03:00 AM
Wow. Great idea. That thought never crossed my mind.
I really like it. Not fun to clean up though
04/15/2002 09:39:00 AM
Great timing! How many bulbs did you have to smash to get this?
04/15/2002 09:39:00 AM
Excellent! Mind 'shattering' that you were able to capture that shot.
04/15/2002 08:56:00 AM
this is terrific. there is almost a feeling of drama to this picture. i wonder, how many lightbulbs did you go through before you got this result?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 08:30:00 AM
I love this capture ! Great job ! The only thing I would have done differently is crop the bottom out more, making it appear a bit more of a close up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2002 07:26:00 AM
COOL! great capture
04/15/2002 12:10:00 AM
Your timing was FANTASTIC ... just off of that, you get my high score ... unless your family owns a light bulb factory.
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