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Another Bloody Bulb

The weather was perfect, the tide times were absolutely where I wanted them to be! So I set off yesterday afternoon to go to the coast to grab some sea scape shots! Half way out to the coast, I came to the rear of a trail of cars as far as the eye could see. There was a bad car accident on the coast road (no fatalities, thank God). I could not turn the car round and was stuck there for 3 hours. To add insult to injury, I watched an amazing sunset from the seat of my car!! The photographic Gods are telling me something, I think!!!

So, Another Bloody Bulb!

I guess that the shutter speed might give this one away!

All the best. Mal

Another Bloody Bulb

The weather was perfect, the tide times were absolutely where I wanted them to be! So I set off yesterday afternoon to go to the coast to grab some sea scape shots! Half way out to the coast, I came to the rear of a trail of cars as far as the eye could see. There was a bad car accident on the coast road (no fatalities, thank God). I could not turn the car round and was stuck there for 3 hours. To add insult to injury, I watched an amazing sunset from the seat of my car!! The photographic Gods are telling me something, I think!!!

So, Another Bloody Bulb!

I guess that the shutter speed might give this one away!

All the best. Mal

comments (31)

man, talk about tough luck....never worry olwalker, its darkest before dawn....not feeling this one so much but its probably because you've spoilt me with your last few shots..
Mal: You are spot on Master! Had I taken them at the same time, this indeed is the week link! Well spotted. Olwalker
another pic that I like a lot Mal!
Mal: Thank you Nicola. Mal
  • paul
  • 5 Jan 2007, 00:10
sorry about your frustrating day - 3 hours sounds awful. It's an interesting picture but not so striking as the others in the series. I'm beginning to suspect that you may be cheating on these shots smile
Mal: Cheating Paul? I have no idea what you mean! wink Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 5 Jan 2007, 00:12
Lucky the bulb on the right still had juice in it. I love the hidden electrickery. Haven't thought about catweasel for a for years. Bad luck about the photo op. looks like back to the ceiling with the soldering iron for you then mal. top shot
Mal: Thank you Neal. No soldering in this one! the light was from a pen torch! I just painted it in over 30 secs. Talk soon. Mal
I think u r very talented and creative in taking pics like this....
Mal, u r an official legend!
Good Work
Mal: Thank you Ogonna the Gunner! wink Good win at Liverpool!!!! Mal
  • sparklite
  • Toronto, Canada.
  • 5 Jan 2007, 00:37
That is a shame about the sunset sad I do like this image, cool concept with the bulbs not being plugged in yet being illuminated. Very cool smile
Get a life, and get out of the house goddam it! Lol...reminds me of that song...If I had a hammer....
i love this photo
it's genial!!!
There are very talented photographers on here, but I am sure you know you are one of the best Mal, Keep doing what you are doing and thanks for being an inspiration.
  • sk
  • 5 Jan 2007, 06:47
this is very good Mal. how did u get light in the bulb?
Mal: As you are the first to ask Ade, I shall answer!

The light was from a pen torch which I painted in over 30 secs. Mal
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 5 Jan 2007, 07:33
Interesting shot smile A lit bulb behind the unlit bulb smile
  • shiv
  • India
  • 5 Jan 2007, 08:03
aah interesting..,very creative yet again...
not as appealing to me as the previous two,its hard to follow up stunners like that...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jan 2007, 08:59
Get out of the car, get on the roof and take the sunset with the amazing long row cars. The title of your picture could be 'Sunset Boulevard'

electrickery smile i learn every day.

Good trickery - i mean a great picture.
Louis cracks me up but I gotta go with him on this Sunset Boulevard indeed. Sounds like your luck is about the same as mine and as you've kept me going over the last few days here's one for you. It's just a day, theres always tomorrow and you've learned another way to shoot a light bulb which I like by the way.
Clever shot Mal.
My worst nightmare is getting stuck in one of the numerous impromptu carparks that increasing litter our so call road system. You have my sympathy.

Whilst I would have loved to have seen a good sunset, you have presented us with a much more ingenious and interesting image.

This turning into a masterclass of table top photography.
Mal: Thank you Digi! I appreciate that. Mal
  • Petra
  • 5 Jan 2007, 12:05
amazing....how do you hit up with all these ideas?? (not sure if that is right english ) I think a did call you Gyro Gearloose before... didn't I? wink
happy weekend!
Mal: Your English is perfect as usual Petra! Yes you did call me Gyro Gearloose and it is a great name that I & a number of friends have used since!!! It's a great name.

The ideas are based around desparation and boredom! Something generally pops out. All the best. Mal
nice experiment, I am also experimenting, check out as from tomorrow!
  • Grant
  • 5 Jan 2007, 13:57
Hey Mal, these bulb shots are fantastic! Very nicely done!
  • dafredo
  • 3rd rock from the sun
  • 5 Jan 2007, 16:39
3 hours in a car ? waouu, 3 hours while driving I am bored, 3 hours stuck that"s a life time !!!
Sorry Mal(formed), this, I am sorry to say, is not a patch on yesterday's photograph. I am not saying it's bad, that it isn't, it just does not jump up and smack one between the eyes like the previous shot did. 30 secs, hmm time for a quick Scotch there aswell!
As for the sunset, you are a really lazy git, I don't care how cold it was outside, or how warm in the car, as a good photographer you should have shot it, or maybe your camera rejects natural light at the moment!! LOL, LOL. Actually this is a pretty decent pic anyway Mal. Many regards, bugman street life expat African living in a really dangerous city, Neil.
Sorry, expat Brit in Africa!
  • Mike
  • 5 Jan 2007, 19:09
Hi Mal, the weather in South Wales is grey and very wet. I've been to some new locations but each time the skies have opened - although I did get some shots of swans and a robin at Cosmeston. Anyway, I digress, myself and some work colleagues can always rely on you for inspiration and your bulb shots are no exception - especially your posting on 4th Jan. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year.

Mike
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 5 Jan 2007, 23:24
Mal it's miserable here mate, but your'e going to have to get out more wink I'm going to have to get some tips about these long exposures though!
Consistantly inventive series, mal. Great stuff!
well its not bad for an indoor shot mal, you have a creative sense. how did you hide the electrical cords for the bulbs? i know what you mean about weather. its like monsoon season here and i have had to result in taking photos of boots smile
  • Ngozi
  • 6 Jan 2007, 06:16
Now THAT'S a crisp shot. Nice on Mal. Sorry about the traffic - that sucks! lol I would have considered abandoning the vehicle to get interesting shots of the sunset - but easier said than done. This works for me smile
  • Ellie
  • 6 Jan 2007, 21:58
Thursday must have been the day for the three hour traffic queue, my offspring left the house at about 07:20 and got into school after 10:00! Roadworks!

They 'saw red' too, but not as inspirational as this. Wonderful!

I have to ask how many hours you take setting up these pictures, and then how long it takes for you to get exactly the picture you're aiming to achieve. I can't imagine it's a quick ten minute's work.
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 7 Jan 2007, 14:29
My condolences... I know how that feels! For me, traffic jams really have an honory place in the list of annoying everyday things. If it happens on your way to work, bad enough. But on the way to a photo-shooting? Disaster...!
Another great image worthy of the best man of publicity. Enhorabuena!
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jan 2007, 19:04
Still a nice shot, it would look good as an attention grabbing art shot on a wall in an office foyer...maybe Osram?

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