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January Forum Competition - Seeing Electric

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by Geren, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    While I'm aware that some people think January is all about fresh starts, resolutions, health kicks and the rest, for me it's about surviving the midwinter blues and gleaning comfort where I can get it, and quite often that's in the glow of electric light, whether it's clinging on to the last few days of the Christmas fairylights, or enjoying the warmth that spills out of shop windows on a wet night, or even the illuminated face of a phone addict. Subject matter is up to you but I want to see the effect of electric light even if it's not the only light.

    Archive shots are welcome but while we still have dark mornings and dark evenings there should be plenty of opportunity for new work both indoors and out.

    I'll dig out some samples in a minute.
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  2. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Some archive shots to get things rolling:







    To be clear, I'm not looking for images that happen to be shot in the vicinity of electric lights. The light or lights or the effect of the same should be an integral part of the shot. So while any photograph shot with the aid of a speedlight, on camera flash or studio flashhead has been affected by 'electric light', they won't count unless it's obvious to me that the effect created by them is entirely the point of the shot. I hope that's reasonably clear?
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I give up now! Cracking shots.
    Co-incidentally, my little sister went to Bill's in Greenwich yesterday to celebrate her 7th anniversary with her fella! She said the portions were massive and delicious!
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  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    And what about the food ;)
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The portions - not the proportions!! He is French - what can I say? :rolleyes:
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Two oldies

    ap light 3.jpg ap light 6.jpg
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  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  9. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    A bit of archive action to kick things off for me:

    Empty bottles with lights in them...whatever will they think of next?

    [​IMG]Fireflies by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    My little friend Becky waiting for customers to start coming in - for me, it's the light from her 'phone that makes this one.

    [​IMG]Becky by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Finally for now, the council offices in Rochdale with their strange fluorescent light tubes hanging at all sorts of angles.

    [​IMG]Riverside by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr

    Cheers, Jeff
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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  11. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough I made this yesterday...

    Sony A65 8GB UnNumbered DSC02417.JPG
  13. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Ok, so it's a pretty rubbish photo ..

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  14. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Old-fashioned Vaping?

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  15. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  16. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]Torchlit by SteveH, on Flickr

    Well, torches are electric, aren't they?
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  19. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    That is a cracker, Sam :). well captured :D


  20. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A brief walk through the archive - I don't tend to shoot 'considered' stuff in artificial light (work of the devil, y'know) but I managed to find a few that should fit the theme...

    Hong Kong at night
    by Zou san, on Flickr

    by Zou san, on Flickr

    by Zou san, on Flickr

    Last one won a mug in the old comp, iirc. Amazed at how they insisted on no more than 600px!

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