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
Solar Ben: Should have gone with a longer shutter speed for a sharper image - iso1600, maybe even a tad of negative exposure compensation. Also could have used a shorter focal length for extra sharpness.
Cool. Sometimes you take the same picture many many times before you get it all right.
Should have gone with a longer shutter speed for a sharper image - iso1600, maybe even a tad of negative exposure compensation. Also could have used a shorter focal length for extra sharpness.
Lots of cool shots in this challenge! Lets hope everyone votes :)
Narly picture dude!
97 Entries and 1424 votes works out to just under 15 votes per entry. That's a sad voter turnout.