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glowing light

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

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Tags: Close-up and macro

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:40AM
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..

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JLynam 5 4 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 10:45AM
that hapens every time i try to upload it
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
17 Aug 2012 11:09AM
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.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
17 Aug 2012 1:00PM
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
JLynam 5 4 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 3:42PM
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
JLynam 5 4 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 3:43PM
also eel free to modify it and post it in the cmments would love to see what you guys come up with
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 4:50PM
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
JLynam 5 4 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 5:33PM
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

SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
17 Aug 2012 6:07PM
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?
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 6:52PM
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
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
17 Aug 2012 7:13PM

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
jamestheboy 6 447 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:23PM
Well done good work







james Smile
JLynam 5 4 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 7:41PM

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
SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
18 Aug 2012 8:30AM
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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