Inspired by those devices run by the electricity generated from vegetables… this pumpkin generated so much voltage that it burst the bulb!

I did this by actually shooting a pellet through the bulb, aimed at a copper foil switch opposite. When the pellet hit the switch, it triggered my flash and so the action of the glass popping was frozen. Electrodes and coiled wire are props, but the bulb was actually lit (wire hidden behind the pumpkin) and I set my exposure for the lit bulb. Nothing done with Photoshop here, just pure fun with film, flash and pellet gun!

Shot with Canon EOS 100 using Fuji Reala color print film. Lens EF 28-80. Home made softbox with off-shoe Canon EZ430 flash.

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Comments

  • cynthiab
    cynthiabalmost 7 years ago

    you are always so very creative with your work excellent

  • richiedean
    richiedeanalmost 7 years ago

    great piece of work and effort BB !!

  • Dave Moilanen
    Dave Moilanenalmost 7 years ago

    Great concept! Great work BB!

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 7 years ago

    very cool billyboy, well thought out…

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmeralmost 7 years ago

    You are the master of imagination BB!

  • caseycastille
    caseycastillealmost 7 years ago

    HA HA HA LOVE IT!!!! Great concept and capture! That bulb shattering is incredible!

  • Nate Welk
    Nate Welkalmost 7 years ago

    Wow, lots of planning resulted in an amazing image, I’m very impressed.

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks guys! This is a throw back from the way I used to enjoy working… maybe I should get more back into it…

  • Bruce Halliburton
    Bruce Halliburtonalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic work – Brilliant!

  • Cammi
    Cammialmost 7 years ago

    Stunning and really fun photo, so creative – great work!

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