Mini Challenge #218 - Glass

puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bumPosts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
edited December 21, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #218 - Glass

Imo glass is wonderful stuff, its properties, what it allows us to do, how we benefit from having and using it in our lives.

So, looking for 1 - 3 pics that you think show this material off in its best light (haha).

Glass should be the subject that's the main theme / subject of the pic ... rather than what - if it's clear - you see thro it.

ie if the pic is essentially of a landscape / cityscape etc that just happens to have been shot thro a clear - rather than a frosted - picture window ... this won't count.





The competition will close 10pm Monday 21st December GMT.



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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    Here is my contribution - I hope I'm on the right track...


    1. Flea market bottles



    2. Chihuly artwork



    3. Neon glass sign in Las Vegas - would this qualify?

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    travelways wrote: »
    ...I hope I'm on the right track...


    Yep, within the remit I had in mind :)

    Whilst I'd expected (but neglected to mention) reflections, what I don't want to see are *plain* reflections of what the snapper considers to be 'pic worthy' scene ... ie a shot that's essentially about the view - in an unmodified, undistorted form - that just happens to have been reflected in a sheet of plain glass such as a window ... or a mirror, of course.

    pp
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    BTW: We normally give a few examples of our own photos when we run a challenge - maybe you want to consider doing the same so, the participants will have an idea of what you are looking for...
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 6, 2015
    travelways wrote: »
    Oh, OK, thank you for the clarification thumb.gif

    Personally I'm fascinated by reflections in windows, but everybody is different mwink.gif

    I'll change the reflections with something else - no problem rolleyes1.gif

    Yes, I too like window reflections ( got a minor place in an old comp here with such a pic a long time ago) ... your original (window) pic was fine ... as I said in my previous post.

    Your 'window reflection' pic was essentially a montage of different parts of a scene, where each pane of glass had distorted the reflection to some extent.

    This is totally different (imo) from a pic where the complete pic is a reflection in a single pane of glass /window.

    Ie if you imagine standing on the pavement /sidewalk, pointing the cam at a shop window and taking a pic of the reflection seen in the window, without any window frame being visible.

    This is what I don't want to see for this challenge ... it doesn't mean I don't like such pics ... or think that it's not possible to create a decent image in this way ... but glass offers much more potential than just acting as a reflector of a photogenic scene.

    I'm hoping some pics here might show these (other) properties.

    Re examples ... yes, I'm aware of the 'norm' here ... I'd prefer not to lead people's direction ... especially as it's only an MC ... ie no money / prizes involved ... but I'd probably offer up something similar to the 'marble run' pic I posted in the last challenge ... but using glass rather than plastic bottles, probably different shapes / sizes / colours etc ... dark field lit.

    Ie a scene that's reliant on just the natural interplay between light and glass ...

    pp
  • synaturesynature redwoodtwig Posts: 189Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 7, 2015
    etched glass
    A while back I'd bought a cheap wine glass with some nice etching on it. I cleaned and polished and had what I thought was a very clean glass and proceeded to try to capture the etched lines on it. When I used an overhead light, I discovered the reason why it was cheap: full of interior imperfections that my eye hadn't seen. Actually, I think most of the imperfections were microscopic pieces of lint from the towel I used for the final drying/polishing. I couldn't see them with my eye though.

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    Moving some colored lights in the background enables me to show both sides of the glass and the etching on it.
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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 9, 2015
    Here are a few from me:

    #1 Window Glass
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    #2 View from my Couch
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    #3 Wine Glass
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    Kate
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  • Eldon SheaEldon Shea Major grins Posts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 13, 2015
    Reflecting what was...

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,698Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 15, 2015
    I've been in Grenada, and a bit under the weather at the end of my trip. If I could use my dad's pictures, he has several of them with an upside-down image in a glass, but the one I have is not as clear as I would like. So I have winowed it down to this one which I was using prisms and cut glass to get rainbows.

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    And some Chihuly at the Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables

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    And this is a plain glass with ice water in it - First Class on AA.

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    This is not for the contest but is my dad's photo taken in 1950
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,903Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2015
    #1: Refractive
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    #2: Reflective
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    #3: Well filled
    PEG_NEX6_2_3330_20150919-2.jpg
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2015
    My Glass Shots
    1) The Prow at the EcoTarium.

    IMGP0871-L.jpg

    2) Still Life "Water Spritzer"

    IMGP2701-L.jpg

    My Chihuly image:
    3) Shell Pink Basket Sets on large log table

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    Don
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,249Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2015
    Three functional but beautiful uses for glass (well actually four)

    (1) Garden ornament to scare away the birds

    20140421_029_DMC-G3-XL.jpg

    (2) Stained glass to tell stories and keep out the elements (Adam and Eve - from Carcassone, France)

    20110815_1290_DMC-G1-XL.jpg

    (3) Chandelier to provide light, reflected in the mirrors in the Rococo Ballroom, Schaezler Palace, Augsburg, Germany

    20130519_168_DMC-G5-XL.jpg

    Cheers,

    Sara
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 21, 2015
    closed

    pp
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