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.
Sigma 50mm Macro, 2x Converter
2 hands to pull hair out.
Close-up and macro
Flash and lighting
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