Friday, February 02, 2007

Broken bulbs

Kevin Tieskoetter has a day job working for Adobe, working on their new Lightroom program. In his spare time, he photographs the dying milliseconds of broken light bulbs.

In his own words: [edited]

I was inspired by a similar image I saw on and thought it would be fun to give it a try. I had the most luck with the candle flame shaped frosted bulbs, mostly because they have a more interesting design to their elements, they're dirt cheap, and I can break the bulb with a pair of pliers.

Once I lit the bulb, it would burn for 1-2 seconds, but the interesting shots were at the start of the process as the mushroom cloud was rising. An 8fps camera makes a big difference here.

1 comment:

Major Look said...

Wow - excellent pictures, and inspiring.

I'm just off to Tesco to buy some light bulbs.