I was testing out a new camera and I observed these lights in the dining room. I wanted to see how the sensor would handle the bright filament. Would it totally destroy the photo?
Well…it did not. Instead I got a very nice study in light my naked eye could not see! The study I enjoyed the most was the “bent” light coming from the glass around the filament. I enjoyed the curves above and below the lights, and the built in vignette coming from my focus on the bight light at the heart of the photo.
So the moral of the story here is to remember that glass is a very helpful element in a photo, but sometimes you just have to take the shot and adjust based on the elements composing your photo.