Firstly, thanks very much to Mark (@playleimagery) for the inspiration to shoot this one tonight. It turned out to be trickier to shoot than I originally expected – so much light. This is an unusual problem to experience in macro photography where normally you’re struggling to get enough light onto the subject in order to use a smaller aperture and thus increase your depth of field, which can be incredibly shallow when working close in.
This shot was taken at 1/8000 of a second at f32. That’s just silly.
In retrospect I’m thinking that it might have helped to have more ambient light to help balance out against the light produced by the filament. I might have been able to see better to focus correctly, and I think I might have picked up more detail in the filament. Each of these little loops, which look rather like a telephone cord, is in turn made up of even smaller loops, but there is so much light glowing that you can’t see that level of detail.
Maybe one to return to another time to see if I can improve on this.
However, this appears to be the very last “traditional” style lightbulb left in the house. All the others are now energy saving bulbs.
Canon 7D, EF 100mm f2.8 macro, 1/8000 at f32.