Flash Dance by PhotoKismet

Old Westinghouse flash bulbs (circa 1960) found in a draw. These once belonged to my father. Now I know where I get this ‘passion’ from!

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 85mm 3.5G Micro
ISO 100
.80 sec. @ f9
RAW, Manuel
Converted to B&W in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Photographed on an acrylic textured cutting board

Oh, how I wish I had more time for this obsession! After working all day at a desk, photography provides an anchor in this crazy life, keeps me sane, and keeps me happy. Everyone should look through a viewfinder to really see their world; to capture the moments, the feelings, and the memories.

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  • Jay Gross
    Jay Grossabout 3 years ago

    Nice shot, and a great find. I used these things once. Actually, they produce an enormous amount of light that lasts a full second or more at its brightest before it tapers off. These are the small ones. The bigger version had standard lightbulb bases and emitted even more light. They spit and spewed after use, making all sorts of noise. The people you were photographing went away with spots before their eyes, too.

  • Jay, thanks for the comment and stopping by! I recall the flash these gave off…you are right, you had spots in front of your eyes for the next 3 hours! And my father would always pop them out into an ash tray to avoid scorching the rug or sofa. Oh, the good ol’ days! Thanks again!

    – PhotoKismet

  • kevin  caldwell
    kevin caldwellabout 3 years ago

    hehehe yep oh and nice shot

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 2 years ago

    nothing like those Blue Dot flash bulbs

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