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Old Aug 3, 2007, 3:36 PM   #1
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Very cool, bill. I'm assuming it's one of the new screw-in flourescent tubes used to replace incandescents. Nice use of contrasts.
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Very cool picture.
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Lovely picture
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 8:51 PM   #6
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Thanks,

It is just a bare flourescent bulb, and actually I took the shots in a normally lit room in the daylight. I didn't do anything to remove the background. The bulb being lit, caused the background to go completely black. I took the same shots with the bulb turned off and you can see the room or table top.
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Great shot Bill! I love the shot looking down on the bulb!

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Amazing how great minds think alike! This afternoon, I was looking around the kitchen and dining room for potential subjects for the challenge when I happened to look up at the ceiling. We have four ceiling fixtures in the kitchen that originally had reflector floodlights in them. As they burned out, I have replaced them with compact fluorescents. They produce more light and cost much less to operate.

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"They produce more light and cost much less to operate."

Absolutely! And less heat. It's 98 degrees today. Turn on 4 or 5 incandescent bulbs and it's all the air conditioner can do to keep the house livable. We've been 100% florescent for several years. I think you can even get three ways now like the old 50-100-150 incandescents. I haven't seen any yet that work with dimmers but there may be some. We started using the old ring-style florescents 20 years ago in our lamps. Only in the last few years have they come out with flourescent screw-ins that work outdoors in the winter. Now I have two of the big ones (that are equal to a 300 watt incandescent) in the garage. I once put a 300 watt incandescent in there several years ago and it discolored the ceiling paint from the heat.
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Bill

I really like the second shot.

We use one of these bulbs at present. The problem we have run into is most of our fixtures take 40W bulbs and we can not find anything around here less than 60W.

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