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anyone have any ideas how to imprve this image especially the lightbulb

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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2012 - 9:17 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:glowing light
Username:JLynam JLynam
Uploaded:17 Aug 2012 - 10:07 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

A great piece, very imaginative, and very well executed. Just one slight problem, is the line of colour on the right hand side, "Is the at all intentional?" If so please remove, if not please remove..

Regards Nathan SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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JLynam
JLynam Junior Member 3 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 - 10:45 AM

that hapens every time i try to upload it

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 11:09 AM

Nice try Johnathon,try 'lighting' the bulb with a well hidden torch like I did here that way you could perhaps end up with a little more interest in the bulb....I placed the torch well back,right behind the bulb,you could even try it holding the torch above the lightbulb,see what happens.
I like the pool of light surrounding your subject.
Stick the lightbulb to your base with something like blu-tac...works wonders Wink
Can't explain the coloured line though,strange if it isn't in your original.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

A very clever idea and well worth working on it. Apart from removing the pink glitch (cloning would work), I would perhaps use the 'blur' tool around the very edge of the bulb (to blend in the edge and make it less pixelated). I really like the way it looks to be lit - very well thought out! Smile

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JLynam Junior Member 3 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 - 3:42 PM

thanks everyone i will work on this image today and upload the new onee tomorrow hopefully it wont put the pink line going through it don't know what thatsabout its not in the original or edited one just after i uploaded

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JLynam
JLynam Junior Member 3 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 - 3:43 PM

also eel free to modify it and post it in the cmments would love to see what you guys come up with

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41174 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 4:50 PM

So...did you just select the outline of the bulb and fill it with white? Then add the 'flare effect' in Photoshop?
It might have been nicer if you had shot a lit bulb, which would have shown the filament and detail in the glass. As is, just the blank white bulb has no 'glow' and the non-uprightness could be corrected too. Sorry, doesn't work for me, as it doesn't look authentic.

Nick

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JLynam Junior Member 3 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 - 5:33 PM

i couldnt figure how to light up the bulb so i just did in photoshop so if you could tell me how i would apretiate it.

Quote: So...did you just select the outline of the bulb and fill it with white? Then add the 'flare effect' in Photoshop?
It might have been nicer if you had shot a lit bulb, which would have shown the filament and detail in the glass. As is, just the blank white bulb has no 'glow' and the non-uprightness could be corrected too. Sorry, doesn't work for me, as it doesn't look authentic.

Nick

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

Chase had a good idea (see above). The flare effect really doesn't look realistic and the fill is much too solid. If you are going to just 'fill' the bulb, I would experiment with lowering the denisty of the fill towards the edges, and maybe overlay this on a pic of the bulb without a fill , varying opacity to get a sense there is something in there. You could also use gaussian blur on a separate layer and blend this layer using screen to give a bit of a hazy glow outline to the bulb. But having a go at varying your exposure when you shoot to see if you can actually get it in camera, even if you have to combine a couple of shots, might be interesting - you obviously have some ideas about how to go about this. To be honest, I am not sure how to shoot a lit lightbulb - you might need a very dark filter? or a tiny aperture and shoot it before it warms up properly? I've never tried to do it (tho maybe I will?????) However, what's to lose? It's digital, not film, so why not have a go?

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41174 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
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Just a suggestion, but light it with a battery rather than the mains. You can tape the wires to the contacts on the bulb, then you can vary the brightness of the bulb by varying the battery power combination. It is a simple wiring exercise and if you have access to a rheostat (variable resistor) so much the better.
Then you can poke wires through a card and have the same set up as here, with the bulb much less bright than usual.

Nick

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 7:13 PM


Quote: Just a suggestion, but light it with a battery rather than the mains. You can tape the wires to the contacts on the bulb, then you can vary the brightness of the bulb by varying the battery power combination. It is a simple wiring exercise and if you have access to a rheostat (variable resistor) so much the better.
Then you can poke wires through a card and have the same set up as here, with the bulb much less bright than usual.

Nick

Though it might be an idea to get an adult to help you! Smile

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jamestheboy
17 Aug 2012 - 7:23 PM

Well done good work







james Smile

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JLynam
JLynam Junior Member 3 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 - 7:41 PM


Quote: Just a suggestion, but light it with a battery rather than the mains. You can tape the wires to the contacts on the bulb, then you can vary the brightness of the bulb by varying the battery power combination. It is a simple wiring exercise and if you have access to a rheostat (variable resistor) so much the better.
Then you can poke wires through a card and have the same set up as here, with the bulb much less bright than usual.

Nick

Though it might be an idea to get an adult to help you! Smile

dont worry i do this kind of stuff in technology in school wiring simple
problem where to get the wires

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SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 8:30 AM

Cut a length of flex and strip of pvc cover to expose 3 inner wires - well, that used to work when I was younger...... Course, appropriate permissions etc Grin

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