Not the Brightest Bulb on the String

Not the Brightest Bulb

“be bright and jovial among your guests.” — Shakespeare

Bright. What is bright?

…the light is bright.

…the color is bright.

Ailsa and her Travel Theme are Bright.

But alas, my light bulb is not so bright!

Photographing a glowing light bulb was a challenge.

But,if you are not interested in how I did it, just click “LIKE” and leave a nice comment. 🙂

If you would like to know more, read on:

The bulb was suspended over white reflective material (foam core) and the same material was placed behind the bulb. I focused manually and then made nine exposures, each one stop apart – four over and four under exposed from the first frame, which was shot at ISO 400 and f8. The resulting nine images were imported into Lightroom and then exported to Photoshop using the “Merger in HDR Pro feature. The resulting image, a composite of the original nine was sent back to Lightroom for final tweaking.

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”
Bob Marley 

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. I’m very surprised with your work to create this simple picture. Very nice! 🙂

    1. Thank you. Yes, it was an elaborate but fun process.

  2. Wow…I like the image a lot…And I think it is quite difficult to achieve it….But, may be I will try to see what I am able to get…Thanks a lot for sharing it…
    (BTW, I have cliked “LIKE” 😉 …And I have to say I like your words as well…)

    1. Thank you Ilargia, for your kind words. I hope you will try something along these lines. It is a little involved but not very com[complicated.

    1. Thanks AD. I have been enjoying your posts since you arrive on “the other coast.” 🙂

  3. Wow, sounds like a lot of work! But well worth it 🙂

    1. Thanks Madhu. Not as hard as it seems.

  4. What a cool shot. 😉

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