Smoking Lightbulbs and Super Mushrooms

While sifting through my Google Buzz updates this past weekend I stumbled across an extremely cool link from PetaPixel. It was a photo of the smoke from an exposed incandescent lightbulb that had been Photoshopped to look like a 1UP mushroom from Super Mario Bros…extremely cool! The ingenious photographer who produced this image is Jon Beard. You can find his website here, his 1UP Mushroom photo here, and here’s a link to an instructional video he posted on how he set up for the shot. I was so inspired by this photo that I stopped on the way home from work to pick up all the necessary ingredients to try this on my own. It was pretty easy to set up and shoot and it was a ton of fun to see the results as I went through the 8 lightbulbs I bought and destroyed. I decided to pay homage (well, maybe just play copycat) to the great image Jon Beard produced by creating one of the red Super Mushrooms from Super Mario Bros. Here’s the result:

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, 102mm, F 5.6, ISO 200, 1/640 sec

I’m super pleased with how it turned out! Let me know what you think. And again…many thanks to Jon Beard for the great image and the inspiration…YOU ROCK!

**UPDATE** As per a request, here’s the original before I did any editing:

Rob - March 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Shit thats cool…. You should do more stuff like this… Possibly even get one of those super slow mo cameras that can do a gajillion frames per second you know… and take psycho videos of blenders and shit… yaah.. remember that show on discover? they just took crazy shit and filmed it in super slow mo.. like lighters in a blender…

Rob - March 23, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Ah and upload the original photo… to see what you’ve photoshopped.. id like to see what it looked like before the photo editiing.

yycofee - March 23, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Ask and ye shall receive.

Rob - March 23, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Thats crazy man… And now that you’ve got a bunch of broken lightbulbs… You’re set if you ever decide to start smoking crystal meth..