Innovation started with the cave men, didn't stop with Edison and continues to this very day.


This photo is not a post creation.


It was taken as you see it and not placed on the ground at the time of the shot.


Only a little post clean up has been applied.


  • *Cake 7y

    Very interesting, I like the caption.

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Luis Eduardo ® 7y

    Looks really nice
  • Jes 7y

    Cool... now for the shot of the automatic hammer :)
  • Broken Toy Shop 7y

    Nice, very surreal, tho I think I know how you did it....
  • Paul Hocksenar 7y

    @BTS - So how did I do this?
  • Christian 7y

    Nicely done. Did you get it to light up by putting it in an electric field (ie. near a high voltage source like an arc welder)?

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Paul Hocksenar 7y

    @Memetic - I like the way you think, but nope.
  • Adam Dimech 7y

    Please share your secret.... or I will forever thing this is a hybrid photo! :)
  • mr.analog 7y

    these globes suck long live the old school globe !

    Well exposed though mate !
  • Paul Hocksenar 7y

    @Adam - I am going to do another photo with this lamp and then I will tell. However, I can assure you that there is no post trick to this photo.
  • Broken Toy Shop 7y

    Two ways.
    These bulbs glow for a while after they power off, so you may have done a long exposure after switching it off and unplugging it.
    The other way is, you could have soldered wires on to the back of the bulb, out of shot.
  • Paul Hocksenar 7y

    @BTS - You are the winner! - The second option is correct. Plus I ran the wires through a pipe so I could mount the light on a tripod.
  • Christopher Johnson 7y

    Great photo, lighting is really nicely done. Also love that we are getting to move from the old school bulbs to CFLs in cultural imagery of a "light bulb".

    I was inspired by the shot and used it (thanks to your CC licensing) in an application I made (as we haven't gotten to any graphics yet!). Have a look at tinyurl dot com slash peakinnovation (sorry it's not linked - some silly flickr restriction).

  • Broken Toy Shop 7y

    hehe, yay. So where do I collect my prize?
  • Andrew Scott 7y

    Nicely done.
  • Christopher Johnson 7y

    well, gotta win first. help with votes at tinyurl dot com slash peakinnovation :)
  • ytoaranda 6y

    Tesla - no Edison
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