PF Photo Contest - Illumination (3/12-3/18)

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Illumination

This time, our theme is "Illumination". You are free to interpret this anyway you like. However, there MUST be a clear representation of the theme.

Good luck!

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread

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[PLAIN]http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/7610/img7701.jpg [Broken]

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This one was a lot of fun, but difficult- a case of my reach exceeding my grasp.

"Illumination" makes me think of dark/mysterious/hidden: the thing that is illuminated. The visual image came to mind immediately- lighting something deep in a crevice, and that lit object provides lighting for the interior.

I spent a *long* time looking for the right object- geodes and crystals seemed the obvious choice, but everything I picked either scattered too much or too little. For a while I played with glass microsyringes and tissue grinders- the ground glass surface was nice, but nothing was close to my vision.

Then, the problem of the illumination- I couldn't get a clean pencil of white light (which I should have known from all the postings I've done regarding Archimedes' death ray), and imaging with laser light is really hard becasue of the spatial coherence.

Finally, I got this shot, taken with the 100mm luminar. This is a milky white quartz- the small crystals in the center are 0.5 cm or so in length.

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I love sunsets and sunrises. Marzena and edward... outstanding.
 
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Last day to submit an illuminating photo for this contest.

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