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Is Light the Key

I still have not been out snapping! So, more indoor images!

But I'm very hopeful, that if I am on my very best behavior and promise my psychiatrist that I will keep taking my medication, that they will let me out of the institution for a few hours tomorrow! So wish me luck. Yippeee.

All the best. Mal

Is Light the Key

I still have not been out snapping! So, more indoor images!

But I'm very hopeful, that if I am on my very best behavior and promise my psychiatrist that I will keep taking my medication, that they will let me out of the institution for a few hours tomorrow! So wish me luck. Yippeee.

All the best. Mal

comments (41)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2007, 00:42
Don't know bro, kinda hopin you stay in doors. Very crisp, very original, i like.
Mal: Thank you J, tried to get out today but was thwarted. Mal
  • sk
  • 4 Jan 2007, 01:04
WOW this is a beautiful shot, kinda abstract
Mal: Thank you Ade. Mal
  • ta
  • 4 Jan 2007, 01:07
The second discovery of light after Edison; in the case of visual arts.
Beautifull photograph. Glass texture and all colors behind are looking amazing. It is making me think about glass, light and reflections..
Mal: Thank you Ta. All the best. Mal
Lol! How it beams. I return to you to repeat, you must yourself dedicate to the publicity. Brilliant, in serious.
P.D. You must to me pardon, but I have realized that when I put to translate “Mal” word I do not realize and I leave what leaves by defect that is “badly”. You pardon to me?
Mal: Thank you Jose. Yes, I realise that in French Mal = bad or wrong. wink Mal
  • Rhoda
  • 4 Jan 2007, 01:19
Oooooh...how cool is that! Nice work, Mal.
Mal: Thank you Rhoda. Mal
this is like the stuff you started out with when u joined shutter...another fantastic shot, its just so hard to falw you these days...
Mal: I've got nothing else to post Master, I hate archive raiding these days. Oldiwalker.
I agree with everyone who has commented on this pic. Excellent shot Mal
Mal: Thank you Ogonna. Mal
Great shot, Mal! ..guess those meds are working eh?! smile
Best wishes for the new year!!
Mal: Thank you Suzanne, my doctors say I'm making great progress! wink Mal
Pretty colors and light. I love how the crisp bulb in the front repeats behind, in a signature Mal blur. Yippee!!!
Mal: Thank Samira, there is something about shadow and ghosts that I like! Well spotted. Mal
  • shiv
  • India
  • 4 Jan 2007, 05:57
i dont think i even need to say it,you know what to do mal...!
LOVE This shot...! stunning capture..
Mal: Hi Shiv

I wired up a dimmer switch that I can plug into the mains anywhere.
Then the bulb was positioned infront of a mirror.
The left of the mirror was covered with some blue/red clear celaphane.
Adjust the brightness of the bulb just to keep enough detail.

All the best. Mal

ps. tomorrow is easy!
  • kurt
  • Austria
  • 4 Jan 2007, 07:13
wow - fantastic light and colors. A very special and interesting macro.
Mal: Thank your Kurt. All the best. Mal
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Jan 2007, 07:27
Excellent shot Mal. Love the clarity and the colours. Happy New Year!!
Mal: Thank you party girl wink I hope you have a great year. Mal
Beautiful shot. How did you get all the colors?
Mal: Hi Urv, thank you

I wired up a dimmer switch that I can plug into the mains anywhere.
Then the bulb was positioned infront of a mirror.
The left of the mirror was covered with some blue/red clear celaphane.
Adjust the brightness of the bulb just to keep enough detail.

All the best. Mal
  • Mike
  • London
  • 4 Jan 2007, 08:18
Excellent image with masterful control of the lighting!
Mal: Thank you Mike, all the best. Mal
What, no scotch?!! The only other thing is HOW? Tungsten light on 3.2secs, if that had been me I would have ended up with an orange blob in the middle of the frame! Superb Malster. Many regards, Neil.
Mal: Ran out of scotch Neil! ;( It was a dimmer switch Bugman

Got your e-mail, that was so so funny grin
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, UK
  • 4 Jan 2007, 08:59
Hey Mal, this "stuck indoors as I have been chained to my bed until my medication kicks in so I might as well take pretty pictures" series is gobsmackingly good. Haven't been able to comment the last few das as they are just so awesome. Happy new year mate..
Mal: Hey SL

Good to hear from you, hope you had a good Chrimbo and happy new year to you. It's funny really, I'm a bit loathed to archive raid and I don't have much new stuff, so this has focused my mind a little. Mal
  • Saratu
  • Aberdeen
  • 4 Jan 2007, 09:32
Hey this is great. the bulb looks so clean. Great photo, pls do tell how you shot it.
Mal: Thank you Saratu

I wired up a dimmer switch that I can plug into the mains anywhere.
Then the bulb was positioned infront of a mirror.
The left of the mirror was covered with some blue/red clear celaphane.
Adjust the brightness of the bulb just to keep enough detail.

All the best. Mal

ps tommorows is easy
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jan 2007, 10:43
You really are begging for another few days indoors. Another excellent production.
Mal: Thank you Louis, my plans to get out today were scuppered to!!Mal
Very good capture
Mal: Thank you Chantal. Mal
  • Sola
  • The Shires of Nottingham
  • 4 Jan 2007, 12:38
Mal. I haven't been here in a while, but to come back and see this!! Great shot mate
Mal: Hey Sola, we all have busy real world lives, it's a pleasure to have you drop by when you can. Mal
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 4 Jan 2007, 13:29
Well, I, for one, am quite liking these indoor shots. Another great one. smile
Mal: My outdoor plans for today were scuppered to Otto :-( Not sure what to do tomorrow! Mal
  • Steve
  • 4 Jan 2007, 14:52
And Happy New Year by the way. I really like the colours of this one, and the clarity and sharpness of the near bulb. What lens did you use?

I'm also really curious how you managed to get the light bulb dim enough to shoot at ISO100/F8/3.2s, unless of course you used one of these new-fangled 'dimmer' devices...
Mal: There are a couple of photographers on Shutter that I can't fool, you are top of the list clever clogs. Yes a dimmer switch that I wired to be plugged in anywhere and the lens was a sigma 180mm macro but the camera and tripod were about 3 feet (maybe more)from the bulb. All the best. Mal
As they say on stage, "break a leg!" That might keep you indoors doing what you do best! You could also do some more photography like this superb piece! Good professional standard and I am green with envy that you can be so painstaking- I struggle to wait ten minutes for a cloud to pass over. Happy New Year.
Mal: Thank you Dave. I know what you mean about waiting for an outdoor scene to improve! I'm really impatient and I know that I have missed the best of several situations by leaving too early! All the best. Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 4 Jan 2007, 15:34
Is this the same bulb from 8 sept. Maybe it is the light that never goes out. Fantastic shot and my how time flies. i am wondering like everyone if you used a polarizer and nd here or like teve said is there a dimmer switch on the 10d
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 4 Jan 2007, 15:36
Is this the same bulb from 8 sept. Maybe it is the light that never goes out. Fantastic shot and my how time flies. i am wondering like everyone if you used a polarizer and nd here or like Steve said is there a dimmer switch on the 10d.
Mal: I should have named it after the Smith's song 'There is a light that never goes out'. I quite like using the 10D for macro/close up stuff because of it's 1.6 magnification factor. Yes, you are spot on Neal, a dimmer was used on the bulb, a mirror behind the bulb with some blue and red clear celaphane over the mirror. Mal
magical pic Mal!quasi hypnotic..
Mal: I thought you might like this Nicola. All the best. Mal
magical pic Mal!almost hypnotic..
This is a lesson in creative photography. It just shows you don't need to venture far from home to find good photographic subjects.

What you need is a good imagination and an eye for an image. Oh and some really good medication or a bottle of Scotch.

Locking you up really does bring out the best in your photography, this is a magnificent piece of work in every respect.
Mal: That comment means a lot from you Digi, thank you.

I must be silly, I've only just spotted your tutorial stuff! I particularly like that contrast recovery technique, I'm going to print that page off shortly and give it a wirl. Mal
  • dafredo
  • Ouganda
  • 4 Jan 2007, 17:12
I hear you going outside is a killer, too cold smile
nice one gringo Mal
Mal: Were the hell is Ouganda? Great to hear from you. Mal
  • Still
  • france
  • 4 Jan 2007, 20:56
Energetic shot!
Mal: Thank you for stopping by Still. All the best. Mal
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2007, 22:38
Mal, this is a truly amazing picture.

The detail, when I first saw it, reminded me of the early Swan light bulbs, I don't know why, because they were nothing like this.
Stunning shot, Mal!
Absolutely awesome!
  • Jamey
  • 5 Jan 2007, 12:14
Really like that.
  • Stevo
  • 5 Jan 2007, 12:24
So - You can take a picture I like!
  • Claude
  • Metz - France
  • 5 Jan 2007, 16:59
WOW! Great shot, Mal! Perfect exposure and beautiful details. Really beautiful work.
  • Mia
  • Americana
  • 5 Jan 2007, 19:47
very cool Mal, your stay-in doesn't sound too bad at all tongue You have a collection of pretty awesome images piling up.
Wow, I am amazed by the crispness of this shot. Very cool indeed.
  • 240 watt
  • 14 Jan 2007, 02:45
Will you print this one for me?
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jan 2007, 19:56
Wow! You are getting good at this!
wouaaaouuu, nice shooot

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