Solar Ben

Solar Ben

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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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.

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motion: Beautiful! Would you mind telling us how you made the shot and lighting?

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:35 UTC

Very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Fragile in the A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (4 comments in total)

That's a cool picture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks! The tall tubes are a specialized vacuum tube called a Thyratron.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On Tube Collection 1073 photo in Solar Ben's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On It's all in the Mind DP in the Pick your Challenge theme challenge (2 comments in total)

Very cool picture

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Весенний кот in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Bird of Glass in the sunset. in the Last Position challenge (9 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
On Bird of Glass in the sunset. in the Last Position challenge (9 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Cities from the air challenge (1 comment in total)

Lots of cool shots in this challenge! Lets hope everyone votes :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Sparta Girl 4726 in the Same Photo -Two Types of Gear challenge (1 comment in total)

Go Pentax

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On CrazyFly - Monchromatic - YELLOW in the Monochromatic lightning challenge (1 comment in total)

Narly picture dude!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 1st comment
On What would that look like up really close challenge (1 comment in total)

97 Entries and 1424 votes works out to just under 15 votes per entry. That's a sad voter turnout.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Fluff in the -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On back lane cat in the -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Early Sunday Morning In October in the Sleepy Sunday Morning challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice. Taken in Burlington?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 1st comment
On -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (11 comments in total)

RE: JamesD28 - Yes the unjustified 0.5/1 votes are unfortunate. I wish more people would vote honestly in challenges to offset these sandbag votes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Victoria Lynn in the -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Really nice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 1st comment
On -Domestic Cats- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (11 comments in total)

We love kitties!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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