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Friday, April 04, 2008

Photohunt: Glass

The photohunt theme this week is glass. I love to watch glassblowing and I wish I had been into photography back when I have been places where I watched the artist/craftsman demonstrate glassblowing. Since I don't have any photographs of that I decided to photograph some of my colored glass.First I took my blue glass vase outside and took pictures of it beside various flowers, that I was considering for an arrangement. I like the way the shot above shows how dark the blue glass vase is in certain light.
I took the second shot after I had picked the flowers and I like the way it shows how translucent the glass is in a certain light.

Once I got the vase filled with freshly cut flowers inside, I took a picture of it next to two different sizes of rose colored wine glasses I have.The last shot is of my wine colored glass decanter with a couple of cordial glasses.

I am looking forward to seeing what others are doing with the glass theme. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I am posting very early, even for me, because we are due to have thunderstorms, beginning this afternoon and on through Saturday. If I take a while visiting, it will be because I have shut down my computer to be safe from the boomers.

To view other photohunt posts, you can find who has posted at the home of the hunt on Saturday, here -

Or you can browse for other early birds on the technorati site, here -

83 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I love blue glass. It's my favorite and you have shown how pretty it is and wow, just look at all the pretty flowers you have coming up!! Impressive photos... the rose colored wine glasses are awesome! Have a nice weekend.
~Michele~

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i like how the glass worked its way inside your house. your photos always has a way of telling a story; no one does that like you

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Katney said...

That is very lovely glass. You have displayed it well.

Mine will be up at midnight PDT.

Sue said...

These are beautiful :) I especially love the wine coloured glass :) Happy photo hunting!

Randi said...

I also love blue glasses!!!
Nice story and photos.
I hope the thunderstorm will not affect your area!

pat said...

Love the photo of the vase with the flower in the 1st photo!

Happy Weekend.

AbbeyDog said...

Hey CarverFrend,
I luff ur pichers of the purtee glasses. Bloo is my favrut culer, yew no. Those are sum lufflee thingz.
I hope thet yew doezn't get sum thunder. It is the thing thet sceeres me the mos of any scerree thing. Rilly. So if thet duz happin, I rekomend a cupple things...
1) hed fer the basemunt
(I doesn't think I haz one enneemore.)
2) crawul under the bed. Yew can leeve ur tail stiking out so peepul can find yew and not think yew are running arownd in traffik or sumpin' goofee like that.
I am beeing a gud gurl wif this indee car racing goin' on here at TineeCondo. It is veree noisee.
Godda go and get back in the clozet(that is 'nother good playce for saftee.)
It is a bit scaree here, but
I am still a Veree Gud Dog.
Luff,
A.

Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.
-George Carlin

Mar said...

Your colored glass is beautiful and so are your pictures!! I only have plain glasses and decanters, love your colored ones!
Hope the thunderstorms are kind to you. Happy weekend, dear Carver!

AbbeyDog Again said...

Oh my gudness, Carver!
I furgetted that hoomans doesn't haff tails. I am sorree to insult yew.
But rilly, if yew do hide, tell sumbodee so thay will be abul to find yew eazeelee.
I doesn't gess anneewon wud think that yew'd be running arownd in traffik eethur.
I am blushing at my ignerence.
Do yew still think of me as a
Gud Dog?
Luff,
A.

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
-Martin Luther

ellen b said...

You have some great shots for the theme. I was at a loss but after looking at your post my eyes have opened up to all the glass around me :)

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for your comments and for visiting my PH post. I appreciate it.

For-AbbeyDog, your human-mom K. has told me you are afraid of thunderstorms. Don't worry you didn't hurt my feelings for forgetting that humans don't have long tails like you do. To be blunt, if I try to hide under my bed my rear end would probably be visible too, although not long and skinny like your beagle tail.

Pretty Life Online said...

Lovely shots! I love flowers.... mine's up hope you can drop by.

Mari said...

lovely colored glasses! thanks for visiting my site.

mousey said...

those are pretty shots.

happy weekend carver!

mama meji said...

Love your creativity. And a glass vase with flowers is a pretty sight.

Happy hunting.

Rach said...

Great shots showing the contrast :-)

Melli said...

Verrrrrry nice! I love the different looks too -- you would hardly guess that they were the SAME vase!

I actually ALMOST did use pictures from when I visited the corning plant and actually made my own "pulled glass" flower -- but since I already did a whole humongous post on that back when I did it, I decided to go with something different for this!

GREAT choices Carver!

Huey said...

I love the blue glass. I love the curve and I love the colour!

mirage2g said...

Tulips! Lovely! Ooopsss I was supposed to se glass right? =D Great choice, a blue one! Thanks for sharing the tulip photo, Iveyet seen yellow here, no red yet. Happy hunting!

the donG said...

nice sequence. colored glasses are better than the regular ones. it modifies the color of the liquid in it.

Blessed Chic said...

Those are lovely glass, pretty flowers too. Nice choice for this week :)

Have a great weekend!

Napaboaniya said...

The blue vase with flowers stand out in the garden:)

How are your walks this week? :) Hope you're benefiting in all the wellness of it. Stay good, feel good! ♥

julie said...

Carver, your vases look great. Nice set of photos :)

Have a great weekend!

jmb said...

Love the blue vase Carver and you took some great shots with the flowers. Have a great weekend, stormless I hope.

Heather said...

Wow, I envy you already having flowers--we don't even have buds yet. Beautiful shots!

Barbara H. said...

I love the vase that looks different in different kinds of light. I love how you displayed it and photographed it.

mharia said...

those are gorgeous glasses! :)

maiylah said...

wow ... love the shots!
happy hunting!

satkuru said...

wow, love the way the whole entry was written :P i only had a plain glass of a squash court to talk about :P

have a great weekend ahead :D

Natalie said...

You have some beautiful glass pieces! :) Have a great weekend!

SabineM said...

I LOVE Springs and its flowers!!
Love the blue grass!
Nice shots! Happy Hunt and Happy Weekend! I put one up on my regular blog and on my other blog

charm said...

those glass are wonderful!

have a great weekend.

Criz Lai said...

This is a great idea to show a glassware being used at so many locations and also on how light will affect the changes in colors. Great work Carver :)

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gab said...

I have a glass decantor like your but only 3 glasses. 1 got broke in the move.

-TNChick- said...

I love that blue tinted glass!

rajson said...

Lovely colored glasses and lovelt photos!
Have a nice weekend!

diXymiss said...

Interesting how the blue glass transformed under different conditions ~ nice series. Enjoyed the vibrant Spring blossoms too!

Sean said...

I never seen glassblowing too, but I guess it must be interesting~!

Happy hunting~~

jams o donnell said...

I love that vase. Great shots Carver!

keeyit said...

I like the blue glass too. Putting my my white color desk will be great !

YTSL said...

Yeah, I too wish that I had been more into taking photos when I got to see glassblowers at work. Don't know about you but my photo taking has increased exponentially since I started blogging! ;b

Colin Campbell said...

Bluetiful.

Liz said...

You've showed the different levels of translucency very well. There are such good photographers on Photohunt (I'm not one: mine are very basic) who can be really creative.

The Author said...

Great blue vase! I like it a lot!

It would look great with a dim light.

Happy hunting!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great layout!

Karen said...

Wow! How cool that it "changes" colors like that! Very creative, Carter.

Write From Karen

Carin said...

Nice way of showing your coloured glass.

Have a great weekend. Hope the storm isn't as bad as you think it will be. Looks like the weather is bad everywhere! and not only here in Holland.

Rebecca said...

I love the first one! I particularly love it because it has a TULIP in the shot. I LOVE tulips.

(Can I say "love" any more times? Hmmm...)

Dragonstar said...

I love the way your blue vase looks so different in different lights and situations.
The wine glasses are beautiful, but I absolutely love the decanter and cordial glasses - such a rich colour.

secret agent mama said...

What lovely pieces of art!

Gattina said...

Good idea to present the glass vase besides flowers !

Carver said...

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I am enjoying seeing what everyone comes up with for the glass theme.

lissa said...

The first shot is my favorite. pretty blue glass.

thanks for visiting our photohunt

Patricia said...

Very lovely photos, Carver. The blue glass vase is just beautiful - and so are your flowers. Stay safe in those storms. We have been having typical summertime thunderstorms, too, and expect them to fire up again this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by the creek - blessings on your weekend and week to come.

Deb said...

Pretty vase! My favorite vase is blue glass, too :)

Happy weekend!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Lovely glass objects! The glass vase is a wonderful shade of blue and looks beautiful with the flowers!

Siani said...

You have some pretty glassware. I especially like the blue vase, as I have a fondness for blue glass. Have a great weekend!

pelfy said...

I would love a blue glass on my table - with a tulip in it. It will be awesome (= happy weekend (=

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That was a lovely treat - so many beautiful colors and sights!

Have a great weekend.

Mark said...

I take it you like glass things then...

claudie said...

What a nice idea outside and inside! the flowers are so colorful!

eastcoastlife said...

Your flowers are blooming beautifully! I love the colour of your coloured decanter and wine glasses.

Be brave when the thunderstorm comes!

the teach said...

Those glasses are absolutely beautiful, Carver! :D

A. said...

I love blue glass and the shape of that vase. It's really quite amazing how much it changes in appearance depending on the light. All the pictures are ceautiful.

I hope you aren't affected badly by the thunderstorms. We're expecting some unseasonal snow overnight or tomorrow, but nothing too extreme.

Smalltown RN said...

I didn't play this week....but I love your choice for the theme....I love blue glass...and I enjoyed how you displayed yours....hope you have a great weekend....

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and commenting on my PH post. Happy weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

I love your blue vase.

Sammawow said...

I love blue glass too - I didn't even think of photographing mine today! All your photos are terrific!

Andrée said...

Displaying colored glass in gardens is really a neat way to show off their colors. I love how that vase shows off the stem of the flowers. Great post.

girasoli said...

I love the blue glass with the tulips.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I collect blue glass and love the way it looks in light. Very nice use of glass.

Corey~living and loving said...

well done. I love that you took it outside. so cool.
happy weekend.

marcia said...

pretty i too love blue glass

Angela said...

I like seeing the glass take on a life of its own! Thanks for visiting.

archiearchive said...

Such a creative entry in the hunt. Very nice images :)

Gypsy at heart said...

Nice shots of the colored glass and colorful flowers!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! What a vast selection you have thought of. Creative and inspired.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and commenting on my glass photohunt post.

Anna said...

Those are lovely glasses...Great shot too, thanks for sharing....
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Sweeta said...

Those are gorgeous glass and so the flowers!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my PH post.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

I'm a little late... Love you blue glass photos!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting.