Mini Challenge #199: Glass

Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grinsPosts: 346Registered Users Major grins
edited January 19, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
The theme for this mini challenge is “Glass” – any photo in which the presence of glass is a major feature – This includes glass vessels/bowls etc, lamps, windows (church or otherwise), spectacles & lenses, greenhouses, glass covered skyscrapers etc etc. For the purpose of this theme mirrors will also be considered as glass.

I’m hoping to see a collection of photos celebrating glass in its many diverse forms and usage.
They don't have to be new images, but if you fancy doing some shooting for it then glass is a lovely subject to have a go at.

The competition will be closed at 10pm (France time) on 17th Jan.

Alan.

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A few examples of mine ...

Magnifying Glass (End on)

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Glass Stoppers

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Glass Tower - Shard of Glass

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Wine Glass

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Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    Beautiful subject and beautiful examples, Alan! :)
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    I'd better get my photos in first because while I think the ideas are good, the photography isn't so much

    Since I had a Chihuly in the last mini - here is the one I saw on the NCL Pearl Cruise ship in the atrium. It was hard to get a good angle on this as it was surrounded by metal poles.

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    Second when I think of glass, I think of mirrors. The ultimate mirror site is Versailles. Here is a selfie I took in the Hall of Mirrors in 1964 - Kodak slide film. (the mirrors obviously need cleaning so you can tell it isn't a 'bought' slide)

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    And last - here is a photo from the Waterford glass factory in Ireland - a glass worker with a blob of hot glass at the end of his pipe (glass furnace behind him). He's scratching his forehead (glass worker thinker?) This photo makes me smile although a man might not have the same reaction.

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    Maybe the last two are a little bit unexpected. I have a lot of photos of glasses of various types including chandeliers of glass, but others can do those photos better than I could.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    travelways wrote: »
    Beautiful subject and beautiful examples, Alan! :)

    Many, many thanks
    Alan.
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    grandmaR - May be "unexpected" but I have to say I am absolutely delighted to see at least one photo of glass production.

    Alan.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    It has turned out that I've been to at least four glass factories - Jamestown 1963 and 2005, Waterford 2007, Murano 2008 and one in Oslo 2009. The last three were with grandchildren and they had better photos than I did because I wasn't able to move around as much and there are peoples heads in the way.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,180Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2015
    Here are mine:

    #1 - St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Chinese Camp, Ca (one of California's designated ghost towns although there are a few residents year-round). View from the interior looking out to the graveyard next to the church. They were suppose to be restoring some of the buildings in Chinese Camp, but I haven't gotten back to see the progress. This church was on the slate for restoration.

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    #2 - A stained glass window from St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jackson, Ca.

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    #3 - So that you wouldn't think that I am in a rut with church windows, this is a bumper-car ride at a country fair with lots of multi-colored glass bulbs.

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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    Here are my entries....

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    Old window

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    Church window at night

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    Broken window
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    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    1) Through a glass weirdly.
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    2) Ex rearview mirror.
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    3) Halifax reflections.
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    Don
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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    Fun challenge! Here are mine:

    #1 Books refracted in my wine glass
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    #2 Glass block window
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    #3 Ready for a drink
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    Kate
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    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    Oh my! If this keeps up my job is going to be very difficult!
    I love the variety too.

    Alan
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    Oh my! If this keeps up my job is going to be very difficult!
    I love the variety too.

    Alan
    Just another reason for calling these "challenges"! deal.gifthumb.gifrolleyes1.gif

    Don
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 8, 2015
    1. Flea market bottles

    Flea market bottles  June 12, 2010

    2. Geometry with glass

    Sept. 14, 2012  Geometry

    3. Chihuly glass artwork on the Bellagio hotel ceiling in Las Vegas

    Chihuly glass artwork, Bellagio, Las Vegas
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    NOT AN ENTRY, but when seeing the image "Travelways" submitted,
    I had to upload this one of mine.

    Were you in Orlando and didn't stop to say "Hi!"?

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    2. Geometry with glass

    <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Glass/i-95Kbg7f/A&quot; title="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/DailyPhotos/Posted-daily/i-95Kbg7f/10/L/geometry-ottawa-L.jpg&quot; title="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry" alt="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry"></a>
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    Love the photos that have been posted so far. Great theme! I did manage to find a couple of mine with glass.

    1. Cognac
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    2. Wine Bottles
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    3. Glass ornaments (cell phone pic)
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    Sherry P.
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    1. Tall
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    2. Calm
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    3. Refreshing
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    Jeromy
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    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    He, he - I have never been in Orlando <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/rolleyes1.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >

    My photo is from Ottawa 2009 - I think it's a bank building and they may have similar buildings in other places...<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/ne_nau.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >

    However, I remember having a similar photo taken in Halifax Nova Scotia :D

    But if this is funny, even funnier is that I found this image in Pinterest with a little different details in the street and light - same place, same person, but another time:

    <a href="http://www.travelways.com/PicturesofGermany/Germany-Nuremberg/i-bp5QBVr/A&quot; title="In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/DailyPhotos/Photo-of-the-day/i-bp5QBVr/44/S/Nürnberg-S.jpg&quot; title="In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany" alt="In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany"></a>

    <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/rolleyes1.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    NOT AN ENTRY, but when seeing the image "Travelways" submitted,
    I had to upload this one of mine.

    Were you in Orlando and didn't stop to say "Hi!"?

    i-JfZVdTg-S.jpg

    2. Geometry with glass

    <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Thematic-Photography/Glass/i-95Kbg7f/A&quot; title="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/DailyPhotos/Posted-daily/i-95Kbg7f/10/S/geometry-ottawa-L.jpg&quot; title="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry" alt="Sept. 14, 2012 Geometry"></a>
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  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    Some superb shots so far. Really like the challenge and hope to add a few different dimensions...

    1. Still Waiting
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    2. Recycling?

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    3. Screen Shot

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 9, 2015
    Great idea Alan, and wonderful images so-far!

    Caroline's Kitchen Window
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    Jabberwocky
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    The Dancers
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • oktulsa717oktulsa717 Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited January 10, 2015
    Xmas Wine
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 10, 2015
    I love Jabberwocky
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 10, 2015
    This is so wonderful!
    sdways01 wrote: »

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    Church window at night
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 10, 2015
    Very nice reflections and bokeh! clap.gif
    Earache wrote: »

    The Dancers
    The%20Dance-S.jpg
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 10, 2015
    #1 - Candlelight

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    #2 - Clear Glass (with a reflection of the photographer)

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    #3 - Bamboo in Blue

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2015
    Love the clear glass. But the matches bother me. At least one should be used.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2015
    He, he,... I was just thinking about the same thing a few minutes ago (the Candlelight image)... one would have been just right :)
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Love the clear glass. But the matches bother me. At least one should be used.
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Love the clear glass. But the matches bother me. At least one should be used.

    The used match was vigorously tossed away because to light the wick
    I had to hold the match almost vertically causing my fingers to
    be burned.
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I love Jabberwocky
    travelways wrote: »
    Very nice reflections and bokeh! clap.gif

    Thank-you grandmaR and travelways - glad they caught your eye(s)!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2015
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    The used match was vigorously tossed away because to light the wick
    I had to hold the match almost vertically causing my fingers to
    be burned.

    You could have lighted another match and then blown it out before it burned you :)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 11, 2015
    Love all the participation on this one. Welcome back from all the holiday rush everyone! Here are a few of my images that fit the theme, but as always, do not consider mine in the judging. Its just for fun for me!
    1. Glass Marbles
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    2. Stained Glass in old church in Israel
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    3. Through The Glass Window
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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 12, 2015
    travelways wrote: »
    He, he,... I was just thinking about the same thing a few minutes ago (the Candlelight image)... one would have been just right :)

    Easily solved by photographing a burned match and Photoshopping into
    the image. It had to be placed somewhere where the blackened end
    doesn't get lost in the black backgroud.

    However, I really don't see it as an improvement. It's an arty shot, not
    a documentary shot. And, it does seem wrong to leave the burned match
    around. Normally it would be thrown away immediately.

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    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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