All i have to say is wow.
Memorial Day is American. November 11 in Canada is called Remembrance Day.
This should have won. Great picture.
This picture is so good.
There are some really cool shots in this challenge.
Tim Tucker: 8 votes of 5? LOL
The flower is under exposed to the backround.The bokeh is distracting.The aperture used was much too large.In my opinion, i don't think this picture is first place material.
motion: Beautiful! Would you mind telling us how you made the shot and lighting?
To get a sharp clean image I set iso100 and f11. I had to use a tripod to get the 6s shutter speed. I focused with manual focus using live view zoomed in and depth of field preview button on. I set the camera for mirror lockup, and a 2s delay timer.
It took me about 2 hours & 20 pictures to get it just the way i liked.
I wish i had metered a -1/3 stop to lower the highlight intensity a tad. I also should have rotated the image a degree or two counterclockwise. I also don't like the shadow/purple in the backrground on the left side.
Thanks. I placed the tubes on the backside of a rubber floor mat that I curved upwards behind the tubes. I had to wash some dirt off the mat, then dry the mat because the water left shiny spots.
The main light was a lamp placed directly over top of the tubes pointing straight down. This lamp had a single incandescent light bulb. It also had and an opaque lamp shade which kept the light directional and let me keep a dark background.
The purple light came from a small LED flashlight pointing from the side.
That's a cool picture.
Thanks! The tall tubes are a specialized vacuum tube called a Thyratron.
irm: Great shot. I like the simulated electron flow, gives the photo warmth and feeling.
Thanks! The purple light is just a little LED flashlight, turned out better than i expected.
Very cool picture