This week’s challenge calls for something abstract, and I remembered something I saw at recently at the Macy’s Flower show. This isn’t just some random flow of colors; it’s a rather cleverly-designed makeup display for Dior. A larger version is viewable here.
Tag Archives: Glass
Weekly Photo Challenge: Pistol Shot Glass
This week’s challenge calls for something close up, and I remembered taking this photo of a glass pistol during the tequila factory tour in Mexico. All the little imperfections in the cork and the light reflected in the barrel look pretty neat at this angle. Since today is apparently National Tequila Day, I thought it’d be worth posting. Talk about putting the shot in shot glass!
I should preface this by saying that I don’t drink; I’m a water, tea, and milk kind of guy, so I went around taking photos while everyone else was taking shots. This was taken at El Baston del Rey, a tequila factory that was part of a city tour in Puerto Vallarta. But since today is apparently National Tequila Day, I thought I’d post it.
Weekly Photo Challenge: A Round Of Drinks
This week’s challenge calls for something colorful, and I recalled something I saw in Mexico. Taking a Puerto Vallarta city tour all day will make anyone thirsty. Not surprisingly, the restaurant I stopped at had these drinks stylishly on display. I don’t drink, so I settled for bottled water! Large version available here.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate, Or: Wine Glass Reflections
This week’s challenge calls for something intricate, and I immediately thought of this wall at the Exploratorium.This is part of the “Simply Smashing” exhibit by Rebecca Cummins: A 20-foot wall of about 900 glasses, all filled with water to create optical effects with the reflections. Large version available here. Another angle can be seen here.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wave In A Bottle
Do not adjust your set; that really is a wave suspended in a kind of glass! One of the exhibits at the Exploratorium, the Confused Sea shows how the wind affects the motion of the ocean. You can change the speed and direction of air, thus creating some choppy water!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction, Or: Mirrored Sky
There’s a certain building in the Bay Area that has these reflective panels as its entrance decorations. If viewed from a certain angle, people can see images engraved in the glass. If viewed from another angle, it gives a bizarre but beautiful reflection of the sky. And no, this wasn’t photoshopped; it was just taken at the right spot and time.
Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop at 130,000 fps
Want to see an unusual glass structure explode at 130,000 FPS? Of course you do. And if you don’t, do it anyway.