Here's one from the archives! These pictures are really old -- I took them in the mid-1980s while I was in college. I had a collection of glassware I'd picked up piece by piece at Goodwill stores, and each one did its own crazy thing with sunlight.
Trying to capture this phenomenon, I loaded my Canon AE-1 with some artsy black-and-white film and toted the glassware outside one sunny day, where I arranged it on a piece of white posterboard.
I especially liked this bowl, which was salmon-colored. I used it to burn candles, which sent out long spirals of light.
I remember being disappointed when the pictures came back from the photo lab (ah, yes, film developing -- ugh). I didn't know anything about white balance at the time, and they all looked very gray and murky.
When I scanned them the other day I was able to correct the balance a bit, so that white background now looks more like it should. Finally, after 26 years!
I don't have any of this glassware anymore. I eventually gave it all back to Goodwill. I suspect it has probably returned to sand by now.
Oh, I love these. Especially the first one and the second one.
So interesting -- makes me want to get out my old camera and buy some black and white film --
These are great photos! I love the light effects.
lovely light designs!
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GEMS! I do not know of this "sunshine" thing you speak of that makes glass do magic. These are SO frame-able...would look excellent in a high rent restaurant, if you happen to know of any being built nearby...
These are great; I do remember your glassware collection. Can you show these to your photo instructor?
These pictures are fabulous!
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