This Little Light of Mine

© R. J. Laudenbacher

This Little Light of Mine

Linda D. Lester Student 8/8/2012 3:14:48 AM

Excellent lighting as always! Beautiful! #1479313

Jack Gaskin 8/8/2012 3:22:25 AM

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 #10267228

Jeff W. Robinson 8/8/2012 3:23:08 AM

Outstanding capture Becky - Great info too!! #10267229

Tammy M. Anderson 8/8/2012 3:24:18 AM

Beautiful treatmemt and tones. #10267233

Anita N. Hogue 8/8/2012 4:22:49 AM

Awesome capture! As always perfect lighting!
Love the rich tones! #10267343

Gord MacEachern 8/8/2012 4:29:45 AM

Gorgeous rich lighting and tones Becky, loved the info also!! #10267358

Susan Williams 8/8/2012 4:43:45 AM

Another perfect offering of skill, talent and creativity. Awesome image, and a great tribute to Thomas Edison. #10267371

John Rivera 8/8/2012 5:00:34 AM

Simply outstanding work Becky!
I think Mr Edison would be proud:) #10267382

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/8/2012 5:12:12 AM

Hi RJ,beautiful work as always my friend.Wonderful image!!! #10267400

Dayna Cain 8/8/2012 5:53:20 AM

This is such an incredible image. Excellent! #10267453

Mary Beth Aiello 8/8/2012 6:13:48 AM

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. #10267472

Michelle Alton 8/8/2012 6:39:03 AM

Beautiful work, as always, Becky. Gosh...I thought his lab was in Menlo Park, New Jersey! There's a museum there for sure! #10267502

Lynn M. Whitt 8/8/2012 8:43:50 AM

This is great, I love it. #10267611

rony sagy 8/8/2012 11:55:40 AM

Terrific capture here. #10267766

Terry Cervi 8/8/2012 6:21:40 PM

What fantastic detail in this beautiful shot, Doris! I'd sure love to visit this place someday! #10268175

Karen Celella 8/9/2012 9:21:45 AM

and your "special little touches" are as exciting as light! Fabulous, Becky! #10268998

David M. Montero 8/17/2012 5:48:00 PM

Mr. Edison would have very pleased with your captures Becky! As I am always! #10280229

Bill currier 9/24/2012 9:11:52 AM

Great processing Becky! Wonderful look and feel. Best wishes in the next round! #10335569

Priscilla J. Burgers 9/24/2012 9:43:34 AM

Wonderful composition, tones and lighting, Becky. I love it! #10335724

Bojan Bencic 9/24/2012 10:03:16 AM

Fantastic image, R.J. Congratulations on your finalist. #10335811

Tammy M. Anderson 9/24/2012 11:24:09 AM

Congrats on a great finalist, Becky. #10336123

Nikki McDonald 9/24/2012 12:07:11 PM

Just beautiful, Becky, and a fascinating description. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10336328

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/24/2012 12:08:52 PM

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

jo ann c. #10336332

Stefania Barbier 9/24/2012 1:00:41 PM

beautiful... congratulations!!! #10336653

Terry Cervi 9/24/2012 1:07:51 PM

A fabulous finalist, Doris!! Congrats! #10336716

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/24/2012 2:10:56 PM

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,RJ!!!! #10337115

Danny B. Head 9/24/2012 3:33:12 PM

Another low light beauty! Congrats! #10337638

Pat Abbott 9/24/2012 4:22:51 PM

Love the treatment. Beautiful work! Congrats! #10337841

Carol Flisak 9/24/2012 4:35:40 PM

Beautiful image and effects, Becky! Big congrats on your terrific finalist! #10337897

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 9/24/2012 4:41:42 PM

Fantastic work - you are amazing! #10337926

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/24/2012 5:16:40 PM

The use of light in this beautiful image is fascinating. #10338159

Phyllis Burchett 9/24/2012 7:09:36 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10338782

Renee Doyle 9/24/2012 8:32:54 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Becky!! #10339076

Lydia Williams 9/25/2012 10:49:16 AM

This is a great image....thank you for bringing back memories of my childhood and visiting Greenfield Village..Spectacular work, Becky! congratulations! #10340569

Dayna Cain 9/25/2012 10:52:34 AM

This finalist selection comes as no surprise to me. It's stunning! Next stop...GOLD!!!! #10340582

Christopher J. Budny 9/25/2012 4:00:54 PM

As always, beautiful work with atmospheric light... congratulations! #10341250

R. J. Laudenbacher 9/25/2012 7:41:00 PM

Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments. They are always much appreciated. #10341531

Mary Beth Aiello 9/27/2012 12:35:13 PM

Huge congrats on another gorgeous finalist, Becky. #10343740

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2012 1:07:20 PM

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! #10343798

frank w. degenhardt 9/28/2012 8:09:17 AM

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. #10344871

Nadia Paul 9/28/2012 11:03:55 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist RJ! #10345868

David M. Montero 9/30/2012 2:31:19 PM

So happy to see this Becky! You can almost sense Thomas coming through the door. Congratulations!!! #10347922

Christopher J. Budny 10/2/2012 8:27:02 AM

Congratulations, RJ! #10350443

Carolyn M. Fletcher 10/2/2012 8:58:02 AM

Congrats!!!Love it! #10350536

Anita N. Hogue 10/2/2012 9:03:18 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Becky! I love it too! #10350550

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/2/2012 9:18:12 AM

Hi RJ,big congratulations my friend!!!! #10350587

Kathy Wesserling 10/2/2012 9:51:49 AM

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. #10350685

Val Feldman 10/2/2012 9:54:20 AM

Ms. Light Meister...no one does it like you!!! Huge and warmest congrats on a superb Gold Win! #10350697

Tammy M. Anderson 10/2/2012 10:06:58 AM

Congrats on a great winner, Becky. #10350752

Mitch Spence 10/2/2012 10:09:55 AM

Astounding and extraordinarily beautiful work here, R.J. Congratulations. #10350766

Bojan Bencic 10/2/2012 11:10:25 AM

Fantastic image, R.J. Congratulations on your win! #10350928

Stefania Barbier 10/2/2012 11:11:02 AM

GORGEOUS winner Becky, congratulations!!! #10350935

Dayna Cain 10/2/2012 11:47:15 AM

This is such an amazing image, so beautifully done! Congrats on your win! #10351057

Terry Cervi 10/2/2012 12:09:50 PM

WTG, Doris! Huge congrats on your beautiful win!! :) #10351100

Mariann Kovats 10/2/2012 12:19:56 PM

Beautiful Winner, Becky!Congratulations! #10351132

Priscilla J. Burgers 10/2/2012 12:45:08 PM

Congratulations, Becky. Fantastic image! #10351227

Danny B. Head 10/2/2012 12:46:17 PM

A beautiful winner, Becky! Love the low light..... Congrats !!!!! :) #10351235

JudyAnn Rector 10/2/2012 1:38:13 PM

Wonderful image, R.J... Congratulations! #10351464

Renee Doyle 10/2/2012 2:01:41 PM

BIG congratulations to you Becky on this outstanding winner!! #10351556

Linda D. Lester 10/2/2012 2:48:55 PM

Congratulations on your awesome win! #10351668

Kathy Salerni 10/2/2012 4:30:19 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winner, RJ! #10351867

Michelle Alton 10/2/2012 4:44:06 PM

Beautiful win, Becky. Congratulations! #10351911

Claudia Kuhn 10/2/2012 4:52:51 PM

Wonderful work Becky, congratulations on your winner! #10351929

Amy M. Wilson 10/2/2012 4:57:07 PM

Fabulous work... big congratulations on your excellent Gold winner, Becky!!! #10351942

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2012 5:39:52 PM

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


jo ann c. #10352064

Ken Smith 10/2/2012 6:28:10 PM

Love the mood in this, Becky. Congrats on the gold! #10352189

Phyllis Burchett 10/2/2012 6:49:35 PM

BIG congrats Becky on this fabulous winner!!! #10352279

Susan Williams 10/2/2012 7:26:02 PM

Congratulations, Becky. Richly deserved on this fabulous image! #10352339

Rona L. Schwarz 10/2/2012 9:24:08 PM

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!!! #10352470

Nancy Marie Ricketts 10/2/2012 9:48:23 PM

Congratulations, Becky, on this GOLD winner. Your light, color and mood always gives me that "warm and fuzzy feeling. #10352485

Sabrina Ryan 10/3/2012 6:56:45 AM

Congratulations on your Winning image, Becky #10353073

Carol Flisak 10/3/2012 7:01:30 AM

Huge congrats on your beautiful winner, Becky! #10353094

Lydia Williams 10/3/2012 11:27:17 AM

Awesome winning gold image, Becky..Congratulatins! #10353438

Patrick Rouzes 10/4/2012 8:16:17 AM

CONGRATS on this amazing winner, RJ!
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Christine Czernin 10/5/2012 12:56:41 PM

the light is always amazing in your pictures, Becky.
Congratulations on your gold win. #10356941

Merna L. Nobile 10/5/2012 1:49:24 PM


I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna
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Gail P. Sullivan 10/6/2012 4:37:34 AM

Becky...congrats on your win with this fantastic image! #10357719

Mary Beth Aiello 10/6/2012 1:58:42 PM

No surprise here, Becky. Outstanding work, as always. Huge congrats on this gorgeous Gold. #10358316

Mary Timman 10/18/2012 8:14:24 AM

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!!!! #10374918

David M. Montero 10/27/2012 3:42:11 PM

YES! A belated congratulations on your win for this marvelous capture Becky! #10387006

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Description

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!

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/20 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

Uploaded on 8/8/2012 3:13:14 AM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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