Jan 172011
 

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/80; 100mm (Canon SX10)

If you look at what he was doing in “Liquid,”  it seems that he is now applying the “liquid” glass to the original purple “glitter” glass.  I admit I am confused between last shot and this one… but I am showing them in the sequence that I took the images.

I like the way the glass and fire glow in this image.

Jan 172011
 

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/80/ 100mm (Canon SX10)

Last Wednesday I went for a walk through the Tyson Wells exhibit for the Gem and Mineral Show.  I spent nearly a half hour at this booth as I watched this glass blower make a glass pendant.   I am going to tell the story through themes… and will end with a composition of all the photos together.

This first one is liquid… as you can see the heat is turning the glass into a liquid-like form.

Below is an image of the glass blower at this table with the initial slice of glass that he started with.

ISO 80;f/4; 1/40; 16mm (Canon SX10)

That purple piece of glass is the foundation of a “glitter” glass pendant, which you will see in the end.

Mar 292010
 

Any guesses on what this is? No… not it’s not a MOMA abstract painting. It’s a macro view of of a piece of  blue glass slag that I found at the Rock Shop.  Please looke at the large print to really appreciate it.  What do you see in it?

This is processed… First I did the High Pass Overlay to bring out the patterns.  then I added another layer and placed it under the High Pass Overlay and worked on the levels and also burned in where ever I saw an abstraction that seemed to look like something to me. I turned off the original background layer… and then saved it in a lightly larger photo size than I normally do so that it fills more of the screen when it is enlarged.

Feb 282010
 

This is a small section of a “broken bottle neck” fence.  I discovered this the same day as Chatty Cathy, but have been holding off using it for the “glass” theme because it was really hard to get a good photo out of it.  This one is the best, I think because I like the mix of quartz rock, natural vegetation and the glass. And it has more color/composition then just taking a picture of the fence. Continue reading »