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I am finally away into Hospital tomorrow, all the preperation is now complete. I haven't been around much for the last few days and probably won't be for the next few. I apologise for not keeping up with all your images, but shall endeavour to catch up tonight.

This started out as an experiment, pretty much the way my image Natural Light began. It then became a bit of an obsession trying to get it right. What fun I have had this evening with this one. As you will all know heat makes things expand, that is exactly what happens with a filament in a bulb. Not a great problem you might think, well obviously you can't focus in on the filament when it is fully on because that would hurt your eyes ever so slightly, I haven't tested this theory of pain, but I don't think the outcome would be to good, please don't try it. Anyway I had to focus in on the filament whilst it was switched off, with such a shallow depth of field everything changes when the filament is switched on and it expands, it goes completely out of focus. 60 shots later and I was still not there. Hair was now being pulled out, but it wasn't going to beat me. Thank goodness for digital. Could you imagine the amount of film that would have been wasted. I finally figured out that if I shot with it slightly out of focus it worked. This shot was number 87 and the final shot I took. The rest have all been binned.
Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking and for all your comments and I shall look forward to seeing all your images in a couple of days.

Nikon D40
Sigma 50mm Macro, 2x Converter
F 8
ISO 200
Shutter 1/100
2 hands to pull hair out.

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro,2x Converter
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Un-Natural Light
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:5 Nov 2007 - 7:31 PM
Tags:Bulb, Close up, Close-up / macro, Filament, Flash / lighting, General, Light, Macro
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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 7:51 PM

If at first you dont succeed ??? Well done for persistence.
Ron

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 - 7:59 PM

lol sounds great fun lol,,well you wont need a hair cut and well worth it nice one andy.
hope everything goe's well in hospital,,
ian

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GalleryGirl
5 Nov 2007 - 8:05 PM

He-he. Can we see a self portrait of you with no hair? Well captured and dare I say lit? Good luck with the hospital. Hope all goes well.
Marilyn x

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TripleDshake34

Superb shot. Well seen!! Great work!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2007 - 8:20 PM

Patience pays off, excellent capture,
Fred.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 8:21 PM

Interesting!
Hope everything goes well at the hospital
Helen

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1038 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 8:21 PM


Quote: This shot was number 87...

I've made four separate visits so far to a tatty bus shelter trying to get the right light to photograph it.
This site performs a wonderful service for the community, in keeping us harmlessly occupied, without epz we might all be seriously dangerous!
Hope all goes well in hospital,
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 8:28 PM

You eventually got there, Andy, and it was well worth the effort. I can easily believe it's something to be obsessive about. It is certainly an excellent pair with Natural Light - you could print them large and hang them on opposite walls.

Hope all goes well for the next few days, and look forward greatly to having you back on site.
Best wishes
Bill

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 - 8:41 PM

Great shot well done and good luck to you over the next few days,
Alan

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 8:47 PM

Nice presentation, very well taken.
Bob

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ChristineL
5 Nov 2007 - 8:49 PM

You cracked it Andy, nice capture.
Good luck and all the best for your hospital stay,
Chris.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 9:14 PM

What a fine experiment....I like to do things like that to stretch my imagination sometimes....
Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 9:19 PM

A great experiment and just think f all the things you larned on the way that you have not found out about yet.!

Good Luck tomorrow!

Jennnnn

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
5 Nov 2007 - 9:27 PM

Hope all goes well for you.
Come back soon
Nicky

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JYBluesman
5 Nov 2007 - 10:35 PM

Good Luck. Jeff

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derekv
derekv  7 England
5 Nov 2007 - 10:38 PM

Best of luck, Andy, for tomorrow. Persistent guy, aren't you, great effect.
Derek

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 - 10:45 PM

Wonderful effect, best of luck Andy.
john

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 - 10:49 PM

brilliant.. best of luck for tomorrow
bunSmile

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 10:58 PM

Great work, look forward to seeing more from you soon, hope all goes well.

Phil

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
5 Nov 2007 - 11:15 PM

Shot 87 is excellent work. Good luck for tomorrow
Mandy

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2007 - 11:19 PM

Wonderful image; congratulations on your perseverance! And the best of luck to you tomorrow.
Rende

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Nov 2007 - 4:58 AM

well thats different, nice one
chris

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2007 - 12:51 PM

Your persistance has paid of Andy.Great image.
Mick.

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
6 Nov 2007 - 1:02 PM

Well done andy .Good luck .
Mike

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2007 - 3:00 PM

Great idea and wonderful capture. Idea: if you want to pursue shots like this, you might try to get yourself some welder's goggles. I used to use these when I looked into my kiln firing at 2000F and it will save your eyes and you can see perfectly.
Good luck on your operation(?).
Anne

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madusa1
madusa1  7
6 Nov 2007 - 5:22 PM

Nice lighting. Great capture.
Madusa1.

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Nov 2007 - 6:40 PM

Have an RC... you deserve it for all that work! Well done for getting there. Hope all goes well at the hospital.
jean

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2007 - 6:58 PM

You got the shot in the end and nice it is too,well captured and get well soon...........

Regards Tony.

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2007 - 1:47 AM

Your patience paid off, a brilliant shot.

Ask the hospital if they can give you a hair transplant whilst you're there, lol.
Seriously though, I hope everything goes satisfactorily.
Brian

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
7 Nov 2007 - 7:45 PM

nice work
good luck
mark

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2007 - 9:18 PM

A beautiful warm capture of light Andy..all the best for your hospital visit, I do hope that things go well for you, I will be thinking of you.
Di

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2007 - 9:53 AM

Lovely warm light, and good luck.

Trish x

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2007 - 7:21 AM

Lovely light ,Good luck in the hospital. Hope all goes well.
Tony

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
15 Nov 2007 - 4:02 PM

Your patience was rewarded - some excellent detail.
Allie

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