I've been playing around with the idea of the smashed light bulb shot with a glowing filament for a while and today I went in to town to get some cheap bulbs to smash and all the shop had was frosted bulbs ! What a nuisance .
So I tried it anyway with the one clear bulb I had and went through the frosted bulbs as well .
This was my 'studio' , I was surprised at how well the D40 and 35mm 1.8 lens focused in this light , I fired an SB26 at 1/4 power to the side and it triggered the one SB800 that was in SU4 mode .
I had the D90 with a protective cover on it in case the bulbs had powder in them and the 18-200 lens at F11 and 2 seconds , iso 200 .
This was a test shot while it was still too light to shoot .
The filament glow was created by firing another flash with the bulb and a soldering iron in series with the circuit .
And I sort of messed up with the one and only clear bulb I had , I hit too hard and went too far into it .
Tomorrow I may try to find some more clear bulbs but for now I have quite a few images of frosted bulbs to go through .