Posted on Oct.27, 2010, under Greenfield Village

Low Power

(Nikon D700, 70-300 at 300mm, ISO 800, Exposure 1/125 sec @ f/5.6)

In yesterday’s post I showed the exterior of the Edison Illuminating Company building located inside Greenfield Village. This shot comes from the interior. Edison’s power plants produced DC power, and the power wasn’t very strong and didn’t transmit well over long distances. The further you were away from the power plant, the less power you got. The light bulbs in the building at Greenfield village run at about 40 watts, which is about the intensity of light you would have received from that plant if you were nearby. Of course, the bulbs actually lasted a long time at that power.

This image has had no special processing other than some minor sharpening. I used my 70-300 zoom at a relatively wide aperture to create the dark and blurry background.


Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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