Assignment #22: Glass

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited October 18, 2010 in Assignments
OK, now we all got some enlightenment.
However, what good is the light if you can't look at it through the good quality glass?
Or celebrate it with a glass of fine wine?

Anyway, the new week topic is the glass.

Windows glass, windshield glass, L glass, wine glass, viewing glasses...
If you think of it, it's all around us.
Which, in fact, makes it a rather difficult subject to shoot, since the vast majority of it is - on purpose - highly transparent, or, in reverse, extremely reflective.

The valid entry should make the glass itself, not what we see through it and not what it's reflecting, the primary subject of the picture.

As always: fresh pictures, moderate post-processing.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's get some glass! :-) :wink
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  • vandanavandana Major grins Posts: 373Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 21, 2007
    glass experiments over this weekend; these are my first attempts at glass photography using a light tent - suggestions welcome :)

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 22, 2007
    Vandana,
    vandana wrote:
    glass experiments over this weekend; these are my first attempts at glass photography using a light tent - suggestions welcome :)
    Great entries, thanks alot! thumb.gif clap.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 23, 2007
    vandana wrote:
    glass experiments over this weekend; these are my first attempts at glass photography using a light tent - suggestions welcome :)

    WOW! First shot is most impressive!thumb.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 23, 2007
    Automotive Glass
    Taken Sunday

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    Looking through the glass (not great I admit)
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    Chrome shiny as glass
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    Thanks-
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 23, 2007
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Taken Sunday
    ...
    Thanks-

    Those are nice, but... to me they mostly say "car", or "grille", or "headlights" - not "glass" ne_nau.gif
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 25, 2007
    Got Glass?
    Candelabra

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    Creative shot glass

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 25, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Candelabra
    Creative shot glass

    Great entries, very nice lighting! thumb.gif
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Nothing earth shattering
    but I am enjoying the learning curve with lighting. Glass is a tricky subject. This is not shot with a light tent but instead with 2 RPS fixtures, lightstands, circular 5000k bulbs, one with a covered diffuser.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 27, 2007
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    but I am enjoying the learning curve with lighting. Glass is a tricky subject. This is not shot with a light tent but instead with 2 RPS fixtures, lightstands, circular 5000k bulbs, one with a covered diffuser.
    I agree, the glass is tricky:-) deal.gif
    Thanks for the entry! thumb.gif
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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Posts: 392Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    I'll try this one... I just grabbed the Candle cover and it came to me... Does this work? Or is the glass the ONLY subject?

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Bayer,
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    I'll try this one... I just grabbed the Candle cover and it came to me... Does this work? Or is the glass the ONLY subject?

    Methinks this will do just fine! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Hiya Sam
    Sam wrote:
    Here's my Glass photo.
    Sam

    Thanks for playing, I love colored glass! clap.gif
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  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Posts: 1,330Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    heh, cleanin the dusty shotglasses time...

    (oops) w/o flash
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    w/ bounced flash
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 28, 2007
    Evoryware,
    evoryware wrote:
    heh, cleanin the dusty shotglasses time...

    Laughing.gif! rolleyes1.gif
    Thanks! thumb.gif
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  • StanStan Major grins Posts: 1,077Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Hi Nic, I know it's late, but I have had very little time to play with the camera of late. I don't like the blown lighlights at 10 o'clock but here is my attempt

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    Thanks for the great set of assignments
    Stan
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 3, 2007
    Stan,
    Stan wrote:
    Hi Nic, I know it's late, but I have had very little time to play with the camera of late. I don't like the blown lighlights at 10 o'clock but here is my attempt
    Definitely a worthy entry! thumb.gif

    Stan wrote:
    Thanks for the great set of assignments
    Stan
    Thank you for playing!:ivar
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  • PupatorPupator Major grins Posts: 2,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    I'm too late to really participate, but thought I'd add this one that I took on my trip. Anyone know what it is?

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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    OOO OOO waiving my hand wildly
    Pupator wrote:
    I'm too late to really participate, but thought I'd add this one that I took on my trip. Anyone know what it is?

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    I know.....it's a 1950's laserbeam lens set up designed to shoot down alien spacecraft! rolleyes1.gif
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  • PhotogPhotog Big grins Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    Pupator wrote:
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    lighthouse fresnel lens?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    Paul,
    Photog wrote:
    lighthouse fresnel lens?
    I'm with Photog on this one!
    Nice glass! thumb.gif
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  • PupatorPupator Major grins Posts: 2,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    I'm with Photog on this one!
    Nice glass! thumb.gif

    Lens? Neah - anti-alien laserbeams. mwink.gif
  • com3com3 4theriders.com Posts: 423Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    heh... i can't help myself. i just recently found these assignment threads, and love the ideas... mine is actually a "series." hope you dont' mind! :D

    "craving some glass"
  • com3com3 4theriders.com Posts: 423Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    i have kit glass laying around everywhere...

    "sure to put it out."
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2007
    Com3,
    com3 wrote:
    i have kit glass laying around everywhere...
    "sure to put it out."
    Thanks, glad you've discovered usthumb.gif !
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  • PhirusPhirus Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 11, 2007
    Its a bit late in the assignment, I know, but I figured I would throw this one out there. Taken on my Nikon Coolipix L3 (its what I had on me)

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    Phirus,
    Phirus wrote:
    Its a bit late in the assignment, I know, but I figured I would throw this one out there. Taken on my Nikon Coolipix L3 (its what I had on me)
    Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    I realise this is way too late, but as with others above, I've only just really started looking at the various forums (there's a lot to read...)

    Anyway, here's my effort at 'Glass' - it's a perfume atomiser.

    Hope it fits the idea.

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2007
    Matthew,
    mwalters wrote:
    I realise this is way too late, but as with others above, I've only just really started looking at the various forums (there's a lot to read...)

    Anyway, here's my effort at 'Glass' - it's a perfume atomiser.

    Hope it fits the idea.

    Matthew

    Welcome to the Class, it's a nice entry! thumb.gif
    Now, how about some Crowd Control? mwink.gif deal.gif
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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2007
    Thanks for the comment. I'll try crowd control too, it's just a bit tricky finding the time... I've got a few ideas.

    Matthew
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