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Title:
Carbon Arc Lamp
Carbon Arc Lamp
Competition: 
Caption: 
The very first form of electric light.
Camera Model: 
FinePix S5700 S700
Exposure Details: 
Exposure Time : 1/2 sec
F Number : f 3.5
ISO Speed Rating : 100
Flash : No Flash
47 people like this.

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Date Tue, 22/09/2009 - 22:38
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In 1809, Englishman Sir Humphry Davy discovered that when two pieces of charcoal, connected to the terminals of a battery, are brought close together a bright arc appears in the resulting vaporised carbon between them.

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Date Tue, 22/09/2009 - 22:39
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I have no idea how you did it, but it's simply wonderful!

Jen xx

I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/688492

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Date Tue, 22/09/2009 - 22:50
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What a great image.

Liz

 

 

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Date Tue, 22/09/2009 - 23:35
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absolutely stunning image well done

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 03:06
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Now I like this , why due to the fact sometime soon I am going to experiment with high voltage and this is a great idea , please tell me it's not photoshopped 

Barry



---------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/32794 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pace1958/ A second is a long time in photography

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 05:53
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simple facts.. carbon is good conductor of electricity..

and what u doing is .. connecting two opposite poles Laughing out loud

nyways .. gr8 pic and thought ..

VBOL

shashank chaturvedi

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 06:41
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Excellent image well taken

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 06:47
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A stunning close up for a wonderfully simple piece of science. Excellent sharpness of detail and well lit. Very well done and best of luck.

Smile

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 06:56
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Nice work... Like this.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 07:43
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Well done great take on theme and great shot

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 08:40
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Great detail and composition, as well as well thought out. Well done and good luck.

 

"You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus" - Mark Twain

 

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 09:11
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Beautifully conceived and achieved. Very well done indeed.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 09:29
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Very impressive indeed

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 09:41
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nice image, sorry haven't got much else to say today, I'm a bit bored.

Shane

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanegeach/

http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/19528

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/50128

P.S. have decided not to use the star rating system, it doesn't do anyone any justice. Makes people big

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 10:33
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Excellent photo. BOL

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 11:18
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Great shot and a lesson in science history to boot, nice one Sir Humphry. Best of luck Conor.

Kev.

 

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 11:47
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Brilliant photo.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 11:52

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 12:50
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I like it, its clever, excellent image.

  "Paul J"

 

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 13:49
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A really excellent image. It's amazing what we can come up with using a bit of imagination. I would never have thought of this concept, and I can guess that a number of us will be going away and trying to duplicate this shot. This deserves wider recognition, I would surely place it in the top three, but we shall see at the end of the competition if anyone else agrees with that. Good luck.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 13:51
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Oh and another thing. It should be on the scrolling page at the very least. Would give it another five stars if I could.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 14:30
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Simply electrifying, what a briliant picture, like it a lot.

Good Luck

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is!

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 15:40
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Great image, well done best of luck in comp.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 16:02
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Great shot!

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 16:02
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Great shot!

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 16:16
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Brilliant idea/subject for the theme. Really well executed.

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 16:16
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This Must Have A Chance this Month Your Hard Work As Paid Off Well Done

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 18:13

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 19:29
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great photo,didnt know pencils could do that.

Bol

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 22:05
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Wow, many thanks all for comments. In answer to Barry's comment about whether it was photoshopped - well though I was quite happy with it as it was, I couldn't resist GIMPing it a very little to try and bring out the detail and colour but nothing more - trying to make it brighter and more colourful made it noisier. Most of the time on it was spent trying to get the arclamp demo setup producing some nice arcs (most of the time it only arcs when the pencils are moved - it is difficult to get it arcing long enough without moving the pencils to get a pic) and then trying to figure out lighting and exposure.

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 05:38
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Thanks Conrad for the explanation, maybe turning  the voltage  off and on in quick succession may have kept the arc going , good work  

---------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/32794 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pace1958/ A second is a long time in photography

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 06:39
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An extra 3stars seeing as this is intresting

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 11:25
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Superb, very impressive.

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 11:34
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That's great!  Well done Smile

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 19:14
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Super concept - really original and shoul do really well. VBOL!

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 19:17
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Great image.

Carol Lopez-Le Sueur

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 19:40
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Wow that's shockingly good,  I saw the real thing used years ago in a print room, it was so bright it was blinding.  Very clever image this must be a prize candidate. VBOL.

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Date Thu, 24/09/2009 - 22:24
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 Fantastic !  Really good photo, and fits the theme really well ! I didn't know that about pencils, but i do now.

I have been trying to think of an entry myself, but not so sure i will bother now as i am sure this will win.

Well done, you deserve it. bol.

Sand

I get all the news I need from the weather report.

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Date Fri, 25/09/2009 - 09:12
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This has to be one of the best shots so far, well deserving of its five star rating....Absolutely Brilliant well done!!

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Date Fri, 25/09/2009 - 13:44
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Great image illustrating a great discovery!  I hope anyone trying this at home knows what they are doing!  Well thought ou and executed!

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Date Fri, 25/09/2009 - 17:51
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Impressive art work, great resulting image

bol

 

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Date Sat, 26/09/2009 - 10:15
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Brilliant concept, excellent photo.

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Date Sat, 26/09/2009 - 20:13
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so far if this is not in the top three then there is no justice , Tesla coils a little large , going to try an ignition coil 

---------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/32794 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pace1958/ A second is a long time in photography

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Date Sun, 27/09/2009 - 06:38
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Superb image and excellent thinking, well outside the box. 

I spy, Alan

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Date Sun, 27/09/2009 - 11:03
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This is an amazing image,good luck although dont think  you need it well done

sue davies

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Date Sun, 27/09/2009 - 18:23
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Brilliant idea!

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Date Sun, 27/09/2009 - 19:50
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Excellent shot and very fitting for the competition. Well done and bol.

HAPPY SNAPPING!

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Date Mon, 28/09/2009 - 08:37
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wow this is stunning good luck

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Date Mon, 28/09/2009 - 08:40
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sorry forgot to rate

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Date Mon, 28/09/2009 - 11:24
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VERY CLEVER AND WELL THOUGHT OUT, BOL

JADDUKE

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