Blooming Light — (Hive 2) by Johanne Brunet

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This is a blue version of Hive, a recent photo I made which was part of an experimental series showing the television screen seen through various objects used in the living room.

This one is a macro shot of a bundle of drinking straws, aimed at the TV. Obviously, the screen was showing something blue! The actual straws measure less than 5mm in diameter. I used a shorter focal length for this one, and we can see more of the straws in it.

Focal length 22mm
Aperture f/5,6
Shutter 1/3 sec.
Shot in manual mode
White balance set to tungsten

Nikon D60
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR
Close-up filters: CU+1, CU+2 and CU+3

Featured in the group Unconventional Artistry on January 3, 2008

RB Homepage feature on August 28, 2009

Finished in 8th position of Top 10 in the Blue Abstractions challenge of the Out of the Blue (75%+ Blue Artwork) group on January 13, 2009

Finished in 3rd position of Top 10 in the Black With a Hint of Blue challenge of the Black With a Hint of Colour group on August 27, 2009

517 views on February 9, 2010

Hive Blooming Light — (Hive 3)


abstract, blue, black, pattern, close, up, macro, longexposure, tv, straw, drinking, screen, television, hive

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    So creative and artistic! Well done Johanne! It’s this kind of image that gets me thinking outside the box with photography! Love it!!!

  • Thank you Blair, I’m glad that it can provide some inspiration! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    The mistress of home art, strikes again!! Where do all these ideas come from? Do you ever get bored? :-)

  • LOL!!! Thank you George! Nope, I never get bored, I have no time nor inclination for it! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Gail Fletcher
    Gail Fletcherover 5 years ago

    Cool! Looks very out of this world!

  • Thank you! My take on Twilight Zone … ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Wow – thanks so much for the description on how you took this. Would never have guessed in a milllion years. Belongs to Black with a Hint of Colour

  • Thank you Vikram! I was not sure if there was enough black or too much blue, and that’s why I had not submitted it to the group, but I did just now.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • crazyB
    crazyBover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very kindly for featuring this work into your group, I really appreciate it! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettover 5 years ago

    Looks great

  • Thank you Ann!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • scarlet james
    scarlet jamesover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work……

  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Congrats for your Top Ten in Out of The Blue group.

  • Thank you sister! There were so many great entries that I was pleasantly surprised to find my photo there when I checked the results. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    WooHoo, Yay! Way To Go Johanne… Congrats on the homepage feature it’s really cool to share it with you and George!

  • Wooohoooo! Indeed!

    I’m soooo happy to be there with you guys! There’s only Vikram missing, and he finished in first place!!! :-( Doing the happy dance anyway, because this is my first homepage feature, ever!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomeabout 5 years ago

    This is awesome – congrats on the homepage feature too :o)

  • Thank you for your comment and for the favouriting Natalie! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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