Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Afterglow

I have been feeling so unimaginative lately. But there is one scene that has caught my eye, night after night. I kept thinking, I should try to take a shot of that one day.

The scene? Just one of those ordinary everyday kind of things, the afterglow of the compact fluorescent light bulbs when I turn off the bathroom lights each night.

I played around with the settings and ending up catching it best with about a 20" shutter speed. I'm sure the neighbors where wondering what in the hell I was doing, turning the lights off and on for about 15 minutes straight. Then again, what the hell where THEY doing looking at/in my bathroom window? Perverts, I should call the cops on them.

After that, I was having so much fun, I took a shot of this glow too.....

A space heater in the basement.

Sometimes I look for inspiration outwardly in so many other places, people, and things when all I have to do is look around me.

Stay warm.


  1. I love it! I have a a bunch of shots of one of those bulbs when it was starting to die - it was florescent hot pink! I never did get a post worthy shot - but glad someone else thinks like I do! I'm in Florida so no basement or space heaters to be found here - but I love the shot!
    I'd keep an eye on those perverted neighbors if I were you! ;-)

  2. Thanks, I need the glow. It's below 0 here today!

  3. How cool. I especially like the second one.

  4. I really enjoyed your blog..pleasse feel free to come and see mine.

  5. First, thanks for commenting on my's very much appreciated. Second, you are studying and obviously doing very well with your photography. Best to you and your family!

  6. sure to bring a whole new light on things!! ha - couldn't resist! Love the heater picture - it almost makes us feel warm!
    Enjoy your Christmas!

  7. I like both of these, but especially the space heater!