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Unedited picture beside cropping.

This is a complex shot.
The lighting setup has to be perfect and you only have one chance to get the sho...
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Unedited picture beside cropping.

This is a complex shot.
The lighting setup has to be perfect and you only have one chance to get the shot right, because in contact with air, the filament burns in a fraction on a second. It tooks about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare each shot!
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29 Comments | Report
mdriley00 PRO+
 
mdriley00 September 25, 2013
Interesting shot.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 October 10, 2013
Both beautiful and interesting.
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes March 31, 2014
Voted. Outstanding work!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 26, 2014
Excellent shot & great idea. Congratulations.
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan April 26, 2014
great shot !
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 26, 2014
Well done and congratulations on your feature
KrakenWaker
 
KrakenWaker April 26, 2014
Really nice shot and an original idea. Congratulation on your feature.
catini
 
catini April 26, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
Digitalwolfphotography
 
Digitalwolfphotography April 26, 2014
stunning shot! Very cleverly composed and brilliant timing.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 26, 2014
An exciting experiment and very bright flaming idea. Nicely executed and spectacular result......congrats on the feature.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK April 26, 2014
What an interesting idea, that was really well-executed. Congratulations on your Feature.
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography April 26, 2014
Great shot
LionesLens
 
LionesLens April 26, 2014
Nicely done! Congratulations on your feature award!
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 April 27, 2014
very cool
desertpagan
 
desertpagan April 28, 2014
Very nice shot! Congrats!!
raj.sarathe@gmail.com
 
raj.sarathe@gmail.com April 28, 2014
Both nice kilik.
Timbo
 
Timbo May 18, 2014
The final product is fantastic.... It looks simple, but very challenging to capture...simply outstanding.... Well done...awarded
MickSmith45
 
MickSmith45 June 18, 2014
Clever and stunning, love the simplicity/complexity
Shulie1
 
Shulie1 November 27, 2014
Wonderful image!
EtienneV
 
EtienneV March 31, 2015
Strange but interesting
vojce PRO+
 
vojce May 11, 2015
excellent shot
suziburlea
 
suziburlea August 01, 2015
Looks like jellyfish on top of light =)
ervinhabel
 
ervinhabel August 14, 2015
Beautiful shot! You captured the soul of the lightbulb! Also the tungsten oxide (white cloud) is harmful(causes cancer) so be careful with it (you know, well ventilated area, gasmask, etc). :-)
stephenvantuyl PRO
 
stephenvantuyl September 13, 2015
Brilliant!
wolfgangkorazija
 
wolfgangkorazija October 23, 2015
Wow
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 12, 2016
Congratulations on your awesome Challenge Win!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz July 12, 2016
I have never seen this! Well done. Congratulations. :)
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell December 01, 2016
Superb artistry!
iamsoloh
 
iamsoloh Sep 05
This is magnificent. Love it

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Paris, at my place.
Time
Time doesn't matter, lighting and patience does.
Lighting
I have a background in electronic engineering; and at the time I had no lighting equipment whatsoever. I had to figure out how to light both the smoke and the metal withount burning the metal.
Equipment
If I remember properly, I used a Canon 50d, no flash and a macro lens USM 100mm
Inspiration
I was bored waiting for an image to render, I had lightbulbs and an idea.
Editing
No post except for a tiny color correction. Smoke is real and is due to the filament burning!
In my camera bag
Today, I use a 6d, 3 prime lenses; a 50mm, a 85mm and a 100mm macro lens. Add to that a 24-105mm and a 150-600mm tamron lens, a god tripod and a monopod.
Feedback
Patience. Shooting at the exact moment. You have one shot, if you missed, you need to repeat the whole process all over again! Breaking the glass without breaking the filament is not easy and each lightbulb is different.

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