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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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This was one of the very first photos I took when I got my D300. I wanted to shoot something in RAW and this is the first thing I saw.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 1:21 AM   #2
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its Kinda of Magic.. You always wow me.. Great work samc

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Steve, that is one sweet shot.
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Outstanding shot, Steve. I like the composition and colors. I am curious about a couple things. First, the color is interesting. Is that the actual color of the fluorescent bulb (they are available in many colors, now) or is the white balance WAY OFF? Second, is the bulb in an enclosure of some type. The shading around the bulb makes me think it is in a glass shade or some other type of enclosure.

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Outstanding shot, Steve. I like the composition and colors. I am curious about a couple things. First, the color is interesting. Is that the actual color of the fluorescent bulb (they are available in many colors, now) or is the white balance WAY OFF? Second, is the bulb in an enclosure of some type. The shading around the bulb makes me think it is in a glass shade or some other type of enclosure.

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Cal, The white balance is radically off to get the yellow effect. I was messing around with different setting until I saw something that I thoght was interesting. The bulb is in a bell shapped frosted fixture attached to a ceiling fan.

Here is another shot that shows a little bit of the outer edge of the fixture.



Thanks all, I appreciate the positive feedback. I have another idea for this challenge and I'll post the shots as soon as I gather the equipment. How's that for a tease?

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 11:50 AM   #6
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This would have been a great shot for the "White Balance" challenge back in 2005. The object of that challenge was to intentionally use the wrong WB setting and see what results. The real objective was to teach people what to look for if their shots turned out with a strong blue or orange tints. There were some really interesting shots posted.

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I love the colors. Well done.
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This would have been a great shot for the "White Balance" challenge back in 2005. The object of that challenge was to intentionally use the wrong WB setting and see what results. The real objective was to teach people what to look for if their shots turned out with a strong blue or orange tints. There were some really interesting shots posted.

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Cal, I think it may be time for a repeat of this challenge.



Steve, nicely done. Very impressive shot.




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Steve,

Great shot.

What sort of settings did you use to get such details?

Aloha and thanks for sharing
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Great shot.

What sort of settings did you use to get such details?

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Thanks Selvin,

Honestly I didn't really think too much. I had just unboxed the Nikon D300 and slapped in a battery and CF card and looked up to the light and fired away. I do remember after looking at the first preview on the LCD screen on the back of the camera saying, "Oooooo, this is kinda cool".

Here are the settings.

Nikon D300
Exposure - mode auto
Program - Aperture priority
EV 0.0
White Bal. auto
Exposure 1/500sec
Aperture f/13
ISO 200
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