Bright Ideas - Day 263 of Project 365

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    I'm struggling for bright ideas at the moment! Plus I seem to have started to get a hand fetish, as this isn't the first time my hand has made it into my 365!

    Today I discovered that at some point yesterday I must have inadvertently nudged the thermostat in the fridge... and turned it into a freezer... This morning I had to microwave the orange juice just to get some into a glass.

    The brightness of the bulb was balanced by a bit of fill flash from the right. This helped bring out the text on the bulb and picked out more detail on my hand.

    I originally planned to do this as a black and white... so I don’t know why I ended up leaving it in colour?

    Lightroom: crop, push the black point to remove most of the background detail, use the brush tool to pick out my thumb more and remove some background bits, vignette, saturation +10, tweak brightness and contrast, save to JPG

    Strobist: 580EX II into shoot through umbrella handheld to camera right, on TTL flash cord, FEC -2, camera metering to spot., matthew2000tx, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ZachTGray 108 months ago | reply

      Cool! How was the bulb lit?

    2. purplemattfish 108 months ago | reply

      Soldered a wire to the back of the bulb and ran the wire down the back of my arm, but shh, don't tell anyone ;)

    3. CotswoldPhoto 108 months ago | reply

      Love it!

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    4. boxers 999 108 months ago | reply

      Great detail, can even see your finger prints.

    5. Jeezny [deleted] 108 months ago | reply


    6. GonchoA 108 months ago | reply

      Great concept. Love it!

      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    7. 108 months ago | reply

      Brilliant. It's good to break the rules:-)

    8. light_arted 108 months ago | reply

      'Soldered a wire to the back of the bulb and ran the wire down the back of my arm'

      Please stop putting so much effort into your photography, you are making me feel like a bone idle git ;-)

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    9. AndrewProPhotos 108 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Advertising Photography Blog, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Kira Bajira 108 months ago | reply

      Woah, this is awesome. I thought photoshop for sure.

      Seen in the group"365 Community" (?)

    11. MediaMoments 108 months ago | reply

      "Please stop putting so much effort into your photography, you are making me feel like a bone idle git ;-)"

      I'm not sure what a 'bone idle git' is exactly, but I'm feeling like one, too.

    12. shawnleishman 108 months ago | reply

      genius! so nicely done! = ]

    13. Nick Efford 108 months ago | reply

      Clever, and well-executed. And you say you are struggling for ideas? Jeez... :)

    14. Sodabowski 107 months ago | reply

      Nice soldering skills ;)

    15. Jamie Sarner 83 months ago | reply

      Very clever and funny! I like the concept. The photo fitted perfectly into our article about saving energy, so we used it on our Toronto real estate blog. Thanks for the CC licence!

    16. australianpolicyonline 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks from Australian Policy Online. This pic is on APO's home page (with attribution) for a few days from 29 September 2011. See (illustrating a report called 'Improving the energy efficiency of homes in Moreland’). PS. APO is a non profit website making the latest Australian social policy research available to the public. Thank you for listing your image with a Creative Commons license.

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