Ever wonder what a lightbulb looks like at the instant it burns out? This looks like a fun high-speed photography project:
What you are seeing is a capture of a lightbulb in the process of burning out. To create the shot, my friend Harley and I removed the glass enclosure of a standard household lightbulb (while leaving the innards intact) and powered it up in a pitch black room. The result was an immediate burn-out, which we were all too ready to photograph. The red hue on the smoke was added in post-processing.
Ryan sez, "The photographer actually does it in bulb mode, which is basically the opposite of high speed photography."
Rich Legg, who took the photo, sez, "This is incorrect. Here's the exposure info:"
Shutter: 1/640 second
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