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Pumpkin Power

billyboy

Rhode St. Genese, Belgium

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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.

4074 views, 61 faves, 26 Features – as of Halloween 2013

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