This entry's for Brandon who runs photoblogs.org. As many of you will be aware photoblogs.org experiences a massive amount of traffic, and it's Brandon who has shouldered the cost. Well, the server on which photoblogs.org can no longer cope so Brandon has organised a fundraiser to raise 4K USD to move to a more powerful/capable host. There's a discussion about this here and here's the link for the fundraiser if you missed it the first time. Anyone who has their site listed at photoblogs.org really should contribute.
As for me: I owe Brandon. Without photoblogs.org chromasia would probably still be just another unknown blog.
Update: Well that's cool. Brandon raised the 4K in under 24 hours! Congratulations Brandon, and well done to everyone who contributed.
I'll write a bit more about this shot later.
When I was in my late teens I had a couple of photography books, and in one of them was a shot of an illuminated light-bulb ... and I always thought it was a really cool shot. This attempt isn't quite what I was after, and isn't as good as the one I remember, but it's not bad. The light-bulb isn't very exciting (I couldn't find a better one today), and I think a bit more ambient light on the bulb might have helped to delineate it from the background, but I'm still pretty pleased with it.
Oh, and this is a straight shot: one lit bulb, one background, one Curves adjustment layer ;-)
5.32pm on 27/1/05|
EF 50mm f/1.8 II