Friday, February 02, 2007
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 photo.net 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.