Photo Inspiration: Spontaneous Combustion

Rich Legg has taken this amazing shot of a lightbulb in the process of burning out. Here’s how he took the photo;


” 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.”

More detailed instruction is available here

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