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bulb box

By JLynam
whats up with me and my bulbs Grin Smile Tongue Wink
i would like to know if ishould leave the boarders of the box
or if i get rid of them and which way would you recomend as crop would cut out a chunk of the bulb on the right.

Tags: General Close-up and macro

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Focus_Man 5 481 631 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 12:51PM
Bulbs are what you grow! These are lamps - whatever, they have distinct possibilities.

I think I would prefer to see all the edges of the box to make the image clear. The other option would leave you with more of an abstract as the light varies the appearance dependent upon whether or not the lamp is transparent or translucent. Take your pick (as Hughie Green used to say)

PS as you are 'young photographer' I looked at your home page but you ha not told us anything about yourself, it might have made interesting reading. Why not have a go and tell us all about yourself?

Frank

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KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
18 Aug 2012 2:06PM

Quote:Bulbs are what you grow! These are lamps


Lol! I'm going to be pedantic here, these are 'light bulbs', lamps are what you put light bulbs in!!! Wink

I really like the mix of different sizes and shapes. I would leave the sides on too. Well thought out and put together!
18 Aug 2012 2:41PM
I think the composition benefits from the box sides. It's a well manipulated, interesting picture. Well done.

Gerry
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
18 Aug 2012 6:47PM
I like this a lot, - creative and interesting.

The better option for this is to add top and bottom, and extend the right by selecting existing sides with the marquee tool and do a copy and paste, then some clean up with cloning. You will need to extend the canvas first, top and bottom by approx 20 pixels, and the same for the right side, to make room for the newly added sides.

I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and Ive also reduced highlights to get some detail back into the large light-bulb.


I hope this helps,



regards


Willie
Focus_Man 5 481 631 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:03AM

Quote:Bulbs are what you grow! These are lamps

Lol! I'm going to be pedantic here, these are 'light bulbs', lamps are what you put light bulbs in!!! Wink




These are lamps NOT bulbs. - FACT :- bulbs is a misnomer creeping into out language.

When you change a set of these in a factory or any unit you do a 'Lamp change' never a 'bulb change'.
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
19 Aug 2012 1:11PM
Focus_Man 5 481 631 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 1:19PM
Thank you Willie.

I never thought of that.
19 Aug 2012 1:50PM
I have been looking at this photo for about 10 minutes now and I've come up with the conclusion it's bloody fantastic well done







james Smile
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
19 Aug 2012 2:18PM
Frank, heres the conundrum. I have a box of glass things I screw into fixtures, made by Phillips, they are 60W on the box, and Phillips has written Light Bulbs on the box. Not lamps. Same with general Electric, Osram, and others.

If I go to the auto shop to buy the glass thing for the front of the car to produce light, its called a headlight replacement bulb, - on the box, no matter who the maker is.

If I go to the large hardware store and ask for lamps, Im shown to the display area where table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers etc are available for purchase. The huge sign over the glass things in boxes says Light Bulbs; the huge sign over the complete fixtures says Lamps. So I think light bulbs have become common terms for lamps, common enough for manufacturers to use the terminology, whereas the whole lamp area is exclusively used by those in the technical area of lighting. They are always called Light Bulbs, NEVER just Bulbs, Bulbs are in the gardening department

So there it is. I hope this sheds some light on the current state of affairs!


Willie
Focus_Man 5 481 631 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 3:28PM
Yes Willie, it is as I said "bulbs is a misnomer creeping into our language."

To me and other engineers they will always remain as lamps.

Lamps are the energy source that are fitted into luminaries.

Your link nicely describes my explanation.
21 Aug 2012 3:11PM
thanks guys
Grin
21 Aug 2012 3:29PM

Quote:I like this a lot, - creative and interesting.

The better option for this is to add top and bottom, and extend the right by selecting existing sides with the marquee tool and do a copy and paste, then some clean up with cloning. You will need to extend the canvas first, top and bottom by approx 20 pixels, and the same for the right side, to make room for the newly added sides.

I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and Ive also reduced highlights to get some detail back into the large light-bulb.


I hope this helps,



regards


Willie



actually 200px
21 Aug 2012 3:47PM
i uploaded to mod to the image tell me what you think and which you prefer

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