Location: Shiremoor, Northumberland, England Date: 15/10/2007 @ 23:35 Light Conditions: Indoors/Pitch black Camera: Canon EOS 40D Lens: 17-85mm kit Focal Length: 85 mm Flash: -- Flash Mode: -- Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec. Aperture: F/5.6 ISO: ISO-800 Filters: --
Post-work: Crop / COlour Balance Related items: --
I couldn't decide whether to title this as something going on inside our heads or something going on in deep space; it's fairly amorphous in composition which is one reason why I am fairly content with it.
Anyway, this was captured in October 2007 for a college assignment that was investigating long exposures. However, it's somewhat ironic that the best image from that photoshoot happens to be one with a relatively short exposure time. The only other capture from that session to be uploaded is Eta Orionis with a 30-second exposure. It's interesting how the same subject can be depicted in such different ways.
Regarding the two-year disparity in submission dates, this gallery slot once contained an image trying to capture a similar concept but infinitely less-successfully. It seemed logical at the time to directly replace it.
I shot this in pitch-black to get the highest contrast possible between the background and the plasma within the lamp. I had tried during daylight hours with a black backdrop but I got too many reflections on the glass surface for my liking. Heh.