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This Little Light of Mine
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This Little Light of Mine
This Little Light of Mine
f/5, 1/20 sec, ISO-500, 36mm focal length, 28-300mm lens, Effects in PS

Thomas Alva Edison worked tirelessly to develop the electric filament light bulb. He never viewed any of his designs that did not work as failures but only as something else he learned from. He was quoted as saying “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb”. This picture was taken in his lab which is now found in Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford thought so much of Edison that he moved Edison's entire lab to the Village and had Edison come for the dedication. The chair you see in this scene is the chair that Edison sat in during the dedication and has since then been nailed to the floor so it would remain in the very place Edison left it sitting.
Of course I added my special touches as a tribute to Edison's invention.....light!

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Linda D. Lester
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    Excellent lighting as always! Beautiful!

8/8/2012 3:14:48 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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GREAT View of a great mans work place . Your work AMAZING AS ALWAYS ;o)

My wife would look to move that chair to an appropriate location nails or not !!!

JAck

8/8/2012 3:22:25 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture Becky - Great info too!!

8/8/2012 3:23:08 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful treatmemt and tones.

8/8/2012 3:24:18 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Awesome capture! As always perfect lighting!
Love the rich tones!

8/8/2012 4:22:49 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Gorgeous rich lighting and tones Becky, loved the info also!!

8/8/2012 4:29:45 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Another perfect offering of skill, talent and creativity. Awesome image, and a great tribute to Thomas Edison.

8/8/2012 4:43:45 AM

 
John Rivera
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Simply outstanding work Becky!
I think Mr Edison would be proud:)

8/8/2012 5:00:34 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi RJ,beautiful work as always my friend.Wonderful image!!!

8/8/2012 5:12:12 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This is such an incredible image. Excellent!

8/8/2012 5:53:20 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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THe lighting, the mood, the details, the outstanding DD work. It's all there, Becky. Simply outstanding. Can't wait to see more.

I think I'd try to move that chair too.

8/8/2012 6:13:48 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Beautiful work, as always, Becky. Gosh...I thought his lab was in Menlo Park, New Jersey! There's a museum there for sure!

8/8/2012 6:39:03 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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This is great, I love it.

8/8/2012 8:43:50 AM

 
rony sagy

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Terrific capture here.

8/8/2012 11:55:40 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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What fantastic detail in this beautiful shot, Doris! I'd sure love to visit this place someday!

8/8/2012 6:21:40 PM

 
Karen Celella
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and your "special little touches" are as exciting as light! Fabulous, Becky!

8/9/2012 9:21:45 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Mr. Edison would have very pleased with your captures Becky! As I am always!

8/17/2012 5:48:00 PM

 
Bill  currier
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Great processing Becky! Wonderful look and feel. Best wishes in the next round!

9/24/2012 9:11:52 AM

 
Priscilla J. Burgers
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Wonderful composition, tones and lighting, Becky. I love it!

9/24/2012 9:43:34 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic image, R.J. Congratulations on your finalist.

9/24/2012 10:03:16 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a great finalist, Becky.

9/24/2012 11:24:09 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Just beautiful, Becky, and a fascinating description. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

9/24/2012 12:07:11 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this awesome finalist Becky, the effects are beautiful for this image!

jo ann c.

9/24/2012 12:08:52 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful... congratulations!!!

9/24/2012 1:00:41 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A fabulous finalist, Doris!! Congrats!

9/24/2012 1:07:51 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,RJ!!!!

9/24/2012 2:10:56 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Another low light beauty! Congrats!

9/24/2012 3:33:12 PM

 
Pat Abbott
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Love the treatment. Beautiful work! Congrats!

9/24/2012 4:22:51 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful image and effects, Becky! Big congrats on your terrific finalist!

9/24/2012 4:35:40 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Fantastic work - you are amazing!

9/24/2012 4:41:42 PM

 
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The use of light in this beautiful image is fascinating.

9/24/2012 5:16:40 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!

9/24/2012 7:09:36 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Becky!!

9/24/2012 8:32:54 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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This is a great image....thank you for bringing back memories of my childhood and visiting Greenfield Village..Spectacular work, Becky! congratulations!

9/25/2012 10:49:16 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This finalist selection comes as no surprise to me. It's stunning! Next stop...GOLD!!!!

9/25/2012 10:52:34 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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As always, beautiful work with atmospheric light... congratulations!

9/25/2012 4:00:54 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments. They are always much appreciated.

9/25/2012 7:41:00 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Huge congrats on another gorgeous finalist, Becky.

9/27/2012 12:35:13 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Just getting around to the Finalists now...This is stunning, the light is out of this world gorgeous, Becky! Probably my favorite of your three finalists. Super Congratulations!

9/27/2012 1:07:20 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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I love history and these are the places I enjoy visiting. Loved the story behind the picture and the fascinating read. The picture is beautiful, you did such great work with the lighting.
Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.

9/28/2012 8:09:17 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist RJ!

9/28/2012 11:03:55 PM

 
Dave Montero
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So happy to see this Becky! You can almost sense Thomas coming through the door. Congratulations!!!

9/30/2012 2:31:19 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, RJ!

10/2/2012 8:27:02 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats!!!Love it!

10/2/2012 8:58:02 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on this stunning winner, Becky! I love it too!

10/2/2012 9:03:18 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi RJ,big congratulations my friend!!!!

10/2/2012 9:18:12 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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What a wonderful picture of a familiar place to me, Becky. Congratulations for your Win.

And the next time you're in my neighborhood, let me know! Gosh, I would have loved to watch you in action.

10/2/2012 9:51:49 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Ms. Light Meister...no one does it like you!!! Huge and warmest congrats on a superb Gold Win!

10/2/2012 9:54:20 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a great winner, Becky.

10/2/2012 10:06:58 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Astounding and extraordinarily beautiful work here, R.J. Congratulations.

10/2/2012 10:09:55 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic image, R.J. Congratulations on your win!

10/2/2012 11:10:25 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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GORGEOUS winner Becky, congratulations!!!

10/2/2012 11:11:02 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This is such an amazing image, so beautifully done! Congrats on your win!

10/2/2012 11:47:15 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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WTG, Doris! Huge congrats on your beautiful win!! :)

10/2/2012 12:09:50 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Beautiful Winner, Becky!Congratulations!

10/2/2012 12:19:56 PM

 
Priscilla J. Burgers
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Congratulations, Becky. Fantastic image!

10/2/2012 12:45:08 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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A beautiful winner, Becky! Love the low light..... Congrats !!!!! :)

10/2/2012 12:46:17 PM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Wonderful image, R.J... Congratulations!

10/2/2012 1:38:13 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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BIG congratulations to you Becky on this outstanding winner!!

10/2/2012 2:01:41 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome win!

10/2/2012 2:48:55 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on your Gold Winner, RJ!

10/2/2012 4:30:19 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Beautiful win, Becky. Congratulations!

10/2/2012 4:44:06 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful work Becky, congratulations on your winner!

10/2/2012 4:52:51 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Fabulous work... big congratulations on your excellent Gold winner, Becky!!!

10/2/2012 4:57:07 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I'm not a bit surprised we see this again in Gold, big congratulations Becky!


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10/2/2012 5:39:52 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Love the mood in this, Becky. Congrats on the gold!

10/2/2012 6:28:10 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Becky on this fabulous winner!!!

10/2/2012 6:49:35 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Congratulations, Becky. Richly deserved on this fabulous image!

10/2/2012 7:26:02 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Not surprised to see this one with GOLD, Becky, but I am so happy for you anyway! A real favorite! To the Queen of Light, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!

10/2/2012 9:24:08 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations, Becky, on this GOLD winner. Your light, color and mood always gives me that "warm and fuzzy feeling.

10/2/2012 9:48:23 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Winning image, Becky

10/3/2012 6:56:45 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Huge congrats on your beautiful winner, Becky!

10/3/2012 7:01:30 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Awesome winning gold image, Becky..Congratulatins!

10/3/2012 11:27:17 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS on this amazing winner, RJ!

10/4/2012 8:16:17 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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the light is always amazing in your pictures, Becky.
Congratulations on your gold win.

10/5/2012 12:56:41 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

10/5/2012 1:49:24 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Becky...congrats on your win with this fantastic image!

10/6/2012 4:37:34 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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No surprise here, Becky. Outstanding work, as always. Huge congrats on this gorgeous Gold.

10/6/2012 1:58:42 PM

 
Mary Timman
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I sure can see how you became a winner on this one! So neat and wonderful work. Thomas Edison's birthplace is about 5 min from us..Milan, Ohio. We were just there this last week but didn't get the chance to go inside all the buildings...hopeing we can soon, I want to try some shots like you have in your gallery, that's when I'll need your classes!!!!

10/18/2012 8:14:24 AM

 
Dave Montero
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YES! A belated congratulations on your win for this marvelous capture Becky!

10/27/2012 3:42:11 PM

 
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