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01-05-11 – Sparks, Arcs, and Other Flashy Things

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  • #2147
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Things that flare or flash; sparklers, flints, to be sure, but also diamonds, camera flashes, strobes, sunlight glinted off water, etc.

    Thanks for the theme suggestion, ravnostic!

    #35782
    olavf
    Participant

    Where’s Grinder Girl when I need her?

    #35783
    Curious
    Participant

    Where’s Grinder Girl when I need her?

    wouldn’t that be a screen shot?

    #35784
    olavf
    Participant

    I don’t think you’d want to use an angle grinder on a screen. A steel plate would be much better.

    #35785
    cameraflage
    Participant

    *sigh*

    It figures that a contest involving flashing would show up right after the judge tells me to get rid of my trenchcoat.

    #35786
    orionid
    Participant

    *sigh*

    It figures that a contest involving flashing would show up right after the judge tells me to get rid of my trenchcoat.

    I scrunched an eyebrow in thought. Then I lol’d.

    #35787
    staplermofo
    Participant

    orionid, how do I build one of these in 2 days with a budget of 85? and a Snickers?

    *hums theme music to help the creative process*

    #35788
    orionid
    Participant

    orionid, how do I build one of these in 2 days with a budget of 85? and a Snickers?

    *hums theme music to help the creative process*

    Find a friend who has one, give him the Snickers. While he’s enjoying it, jam the 85 cents up his nose and run off with the coil.

    #35789
    lokisbong
    Participant

    Lol. Now that made me snicker…geddit?

    #35790
    clouddancer
    Participant

    So I have a question for the ones who understand the more technical side of cameras in terms of exposure, sensors, etc.

    For Christmas, our friend received an MRE of beef stew but didn’t use the heating thing that comes with it (magnesium, sodium, and something else). I thought it would be pretty to take a picture of, but as those tend to burn quickly and rather brightly, Husband is worried about damage to the sensor. He also mentioned something like that concerning lasers. Is such a thing possible, to damage the sensor on my camera by taking a picture of the sparky, arc-y thing? I thought it’d be pretty and am hoping to avoid archive diving for this one, but I have gotten some neat shots with my P&S, particularly around July 4th, which is when I’m thinking of taking them from. I also have an idea for using the Swedish Firesteel we have (if it’s still any good, it got left outside for a while so it may not be). But I thought the MRE heating element would be cool, but now I’m concerned and don’t want to ruin my (still relatively), new, spiffy camera. Thoughts?

    #35791
    ravnostic
    Participant

    See my response to you on facebook, cloud.

    #35792
    ennuipoet
    Participant

    Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3twrTuMt7ew) is a video of an MRE heater burning in a campfire. I wouldn’t think that that level of light would damage the sensor any more than a particularly intense sunset.

    Burn, baby, burn!

    #35793
    ravnostic
    Participant

    <oo>

    So…either the theme description is so clear that there’s nothing to ask questions about, or I’ve been boycotted.

    (The last time I was boycotted, I was a boy scout wannabe on a camping trip.)

    Hope it’s a good sign that there isn’t much discussion here.

    For at least one entry, I’ve brought my game, enough to challenge even Orionid.

    //of course, saying so dooms me to failure.

    But no matter. I’m no longer interested in winning, as per se, as I am keeping up my averages. And that, I think I can do.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone’s shots!

    //edit to fix the ascii eyes. If it fails, such is life.

    #35794
    orionid
    Participant

    For at least one entry, I’ve brought my game, enough to challenge even Orionid.

    Boobies?

    #35795
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Boobies?

    Um…presuming that last week’s entry was Kestrana, and ya’ll are getting married, I don’t think boobies are your challenge. And if they weren’t K’s, and yet you live, then more of the same. See my PM.

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