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  #119 Electricity, or Things That Make It, Use It, or Carry It
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Soon to be obsolete       ©2012 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       2nd place, 194 points
5s, f7.1, ISO 80, ?, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: From RAW. Lightened base of lamp and removed some dust spots.       Extra Info: Hanging the lamp in mid air and controlling the dust were two major problems. Blew a fuse in the process - wish I'd caught that on camera :-)
 
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mrsawyer
Sep 25, 2012
    Congratulations! I think you came in 2nd on purpose so you wouldn't have to choose a new theme!

PhillipW
Sep 24, 2012
    Congratulations and technically excellent, will check out the posted details.

Jade O.
Sep 24, 2012
    No way to get past the winning entry but you did the next best thing! Congrats (and so close to two wins in a row!) Looking forward to the outtakes for your set up.

Lo
Sep 24, 2012
    Congratulations - great finish in a tough field.

elliott
Sep 24, 2012
    nice going mepo!

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Mepo
Sep 24, 2012
    Thank you all for commenting. Voltage was 115 mains current but applied thought a dimmer switch. It was difficult to hide the wires without resorting to post processing.

ambaker
Sep 24, 2012
    Nice work getting the bulb lit without visible wires. It's a shame these are going away, but progress is progress. Your grand children will wonder what it was.

NileLily
Sep 24, 2012
    I liked it a lot. Simplicity made it great. Wish you luck.

mrsawyer
Sep 24, 2012
    Fine color, lighting and focus. Central placement of subject works fine here. Let's see the outtakes.
(With a 5 sec exposure, the voltage applied must have been quite low.)

Lo
Sep 22, 2012
    I know how much work went into capturing this shot - but it was certainly worth it. I like it even better than the lead-in to "Murdoch Mysteries"

Jade O.
Sep 21, 2012
    Cleaning the bulb is the most important part! Nice shot.

Mepo
Sep 21, 2012
    Elliot - Thanks - I had no idea how rare they are until I tried to buy one.
fc - Thank you. No, the background is a black cloth. The short that blew the fuse also destroyed my first light dimmer.
Steven - No retouching, other than the dust spots. I will post photos of the setup in the out takes.
hifi: Many thanks - You will see how I hooked up the wires to the lamp in the out takes.

hifi
Sep 21, 2012
    I really like this; perfect for the challenge. My main question: how did you get the bulb to light up without it in a socket?

Steven T
Sep 21, 2012
    Great photo! How did you get the bulb to light up? I don't see any power connections. Hidden in the shadows, or retouched later?

forkcandles
Sep 21, 2012
    that blown fuse gave a dark background? a technically difficult picture well done

elliott
Sep 20, 2012
    nice work. in my favorites. and you're right... these are going to disappear soon (at least in the states). may have to get some for future reference before they're gone.
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