Today is the first of March, and on the first of every month, the City Daily Photo community choose a theme for each of us to interpret. This month, the theme is Electricity. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
I was a bit at a loss for this one. I'm an amateur radio operator, so the first thing I thought of was an electronic circuit board. I've got plenty of them around in various stages of completion. But they don't say 'electricity' to me. So then I thought about all those electric wires running down the street - that would be 'electric' enough, and representative of where I live, but I think that may be too representative. So then I started thinking about ways to be creative, but it wasn't until I was preparing a mug of tea that this idea occurred to me.
It's the electronic igniter on the stove. We have a stove that uses natural gas as fuel, but there aren't any pilot lights; no 'always on' flame like my old stove had. Instead, there is an electronic igniter that creates a spark when the gas knob is turned to the 'start' position... a spark? A spark! Electricity!
I turned the exhaust fan on so that I didn't flood the kitchen with gas, removed the diffuser plate and snapped several photos of sparks in action. I ended up cropping and enlarging the igniter so that the spark was more impressive.
|Lens ID||LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6|
|Focal Length||45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)|
|Exposure Program||Shutter speed priority AE|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|