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04-16-08 – Glass

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  • #1270
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Anything glass. From skyscrapers to something from the kitchen sink.

    Thanks to anku66 and U-Man for the theme suggestion!

    #15649
    shep.1972
    Participant

    fiberglass in the raw? something made of it? just curious – ‘things made with fiberglass’ would cover a lot of ground and it wouldn’t be visually obvious that it was, indeed, made of glass.

    #15650
    sirosisoflyvre
    Participant

    Elsinore – there was a Dale Chihuly exhibit that I was able to get lots of pictures from. I assume that I’d be OK with that, even though it’s his artistic property. Maybe I’m taking this srsly?

    #15651
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Yeah it should be fine. You aren’t publishing the photo (IANAL, but from my reading on the subject, posting small photos on the web doesn’t count as “publishing”). If you want to cover all your bases, you can credit him in your post and if you really want to go the extra mile you can put a disclaimer saying the work is his copyright and remains so, or some such.

    #15652
    sirosisoflyvre
    Participant

    Thank you, kind lady, for your sage advice.

    If you’ve never seen his works displayed, they’re pretty cool. I saw them at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Beautiful stuff.

    #15653
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    Thank you, kind lady, for your sage advice.

    If you’ve never seen his works displayed, they’re pretty cool. I saw them at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Beautiful stuff.

    There was a great article on him, with lots of photos in Smithsonian magazine a while back. Absolutely incredible stuff.

    #15654
    soosh
    Participant

    I think “things made of fiberglass” is going too far. A picture of a canoe, for instance, in a theme of glass?

    Just my opinion.

    #15655
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I think “things made of fiberglass” is going too far. A picture of a canoe, for instance, in a theme of glass?

    Just my opinion.

    Yeah, sorry I missed your question earlier, shep. 1972, but I’d have to agree with soosh on fiberglass, particularly boats. On the other hand, if someone shot some fiberglass insulation, I could see an argument for it–most people know it’s made of strands of glass. But it was U-Man‘s and anku66‘s theme, so if either of them has an opinion on fiberglass, by all means chime in.

    #15656
    staplermofo
    Participant

    How about glass-like plastics, like acrylic, lexan and plexiglas?

    edit: This has nothing to do with that sexy acrylic stapler I just ordered.

    #15657
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I’m going to guess if someone can’t tell it’s plastic/acrylic, it’ll pass, but you’re on your honor since it isn’t really glass. Any thoughts on specifically allowing or excluding that stuff? I don’t care myself, but if we clarify it, we need to do it quickly.

    #15658
    lokisbong
    Participant

    this is a fairly tricky theme.it is a real challenge to get my camera to focus on clear glass objects and one of the shots I really want to do is this little glass globe of the Earth.I have tried dark background and tin foil background and I tried under lighting it with a red LED.Do I have the right idea?
    this is another shot I was thinking of.Just the first of the two pics.the second one is for scale.please make with advice.

    #15659
    caradoc
    Participant

    this is a fairly tricky theme.it is a real challenge to get my camera to focus on clear glass objects and one of the shots I really want to do is this little glass globe of the Earth.I have tried dark background and tin foil background and I tried under lighting it with a red LED.Do I have the right idea?

    Something to try – get a straight pin, and put the point of the pin in contact with the glass at the spot you want to focus on.

    Turn off your autofocus, focus on the point of that pin, remove the pin, and shoot. Bob’s your uncle.

    #15660
    U-Man
    Participant

    I think “things made of fiberglass” is going too far. A picture of a canoe, for instance, in a theme of glass?

    Just my opinion.

    Yeah, sorry I missed your question earlier, shep. 1972, but I’d have to agree with soosh on fiberglass, particularly boats. On the other hand, if someone shot some fiberglass insulation, I could see an argument for it–most people know it’s made of strands of glass. But it was U-Man‘s and anku66‘s theme, so if either of them has an opinion on fiberglass, by all means chime in.

    Glass, fiberglass, plexiglass – it’s all good as long as it makes me think of glass. However, if you showed me a fiberglass canoe, my brain might have to make to big of a leap to make the connection –> no votes.

    My theme (with anku66) and I GOT NUTHIN’. Have an idea or two though……

    #15661
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Glass, fiberglass, plexiglass – it’s all good as long as it makes me think of glass. However, if you showed me a fiberglass canoe, my brain might have to make to big of a leap to make the connection –> no votes.

    Ok plexiglass is good, then is acrylic (plastic, but glass-like in appearance) ok?

    #15662
    U-Man
    Participant

    Ok plexiglass is good, then is acrylic (plastic, but glass-like in appearance) ok?

    I don’t know……on the fence…..

    Does anybody have any input? While I am on the fence, I’m leaning toward acrylic and other plastics being OK as long as they look like glass.

    If you’re looking for a definite ruling (and if I have the authority) – Glass-like compounds are OK. I don’t want anybody to play sheriff unnecessarily and I don’t want to exclude any cool pics. Folks should just try to stay with the overall direction of the theme.

    Does that help?

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