This is the last shot in a series to be used to showcase my trusty Mesa Boogie guitar amp as it goes up for sale. One of the biggest differences between amps and the quality of sound they produce comes from whether they're constructed from vacuum tubes like this one or are "solid state."
The distinctly warm sound of a tube amp, especially when rockin' the distortion channel, was an immediate draw for me. The downside: like light bulbs, they wear out and need to be replaced. Guess I didn't practice enough 'cause these are still the originals!
I tried to show off the "warmth" of the tubes (triple entendre: the sound they produce, the color temperature, and the physical heat they give off) by gelling the flashes orange/amber, and also dragging the shutter (with the camera on my new hand-me-down tripod, thanks Corwyn) to really burn in the light coming off of them. This was a 3-second exposure.
Do you like this shot more or less than the others? And why?