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Hot Glass
Hot Glass
edmeng


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Glass II (with a twist) (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0D
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego
Date: Jun 24, 2006
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

Took this shot in glassblowing studio in Balboa Park in San Diego.
I just love watching like someone working around these hot furnaces and creating beautiful glass product right before your eyes.

Very minimal post process:
Curves
Hue/Saturation
Crop
USM
Save for web.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 258
Avg (all users): 6.3116
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.1327
Avg (non-participants): 6.4021
Views since voting: 1094
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 292
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/06/2006 03:09:30 AM
Very nice shot, Valera! great framing of the subject
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07/05/2006 07:09:19 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Very good shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 07:53:06 PM
Fantastic!
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07/04/2006 05:57:49 AM
There are some fascinating patterns on the furnace door. And the yellow heat-trail curving around the top of the ball of glass is highly evocative of the fierce heat inside.

I think there are several photos here, trying to get out. But the whole is less than the sum of the parts, unfortunately. If you had managed to capture just the ball of glass inside the furnace, with that yellow heat flow, you could have had a great shot.
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07/03/2006 07:37:30 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 1/2
Focus: 2/2
Creativity: 1/2
Aesthetics: 2/3
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07/03/2006 03:47:14 AM
Like the texture in this shot.
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07/02/2006 11:48:17 PM
i did one just like this.. i think yours is better its really cool
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07/02/2006 07:46:49 PM
I like this a lot!
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07/02/2006 05:23:33 PM
This is a unique take on the topic.
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07/02/2006 04:43:32 PM
well, that's glass alright! i really love seeing glass being blown, i think it's such an interesting sight. Good luck!
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07/02/2006 02:38:09 PM
just me thinking...i would have cropped it a little tighter. love the way you put the heat on!
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07/02/2006 11:05:25 AM
This is good.....
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07/02/2006 05:23:59 AM
feel the heat
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07/01/2006 05:50:46 PM
Wow! There are a few similar shots in the challenge, but this is superior. This image is well lit outside the furnace, showing the texture and character of the exterior as well as the blazing orange interior. My top scorer.
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06/30/2006 09:38:23 PM
Hot! Very appropriate for the challenge - nicely composed, good colors - nice shot!
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06/30/2006 06:25:00 PM
It's amazing what experts can do with a 'simple' ball of glass. Good idea. Would be better if you'd use the arm stretching into the furnace more as a leading line and keeping the furnace mouth out of the centre.
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06/30/2006 04:34:01 PM
Nice composition and deep orange. I like the colors on the rock outside, showing lots of heat through the years.
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06/30/2006 11:58:16 AM
Very good photo. Love the colours.
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06/30/2006 07:44:41 AM
great reds and browns!!!
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06/29/2006 05:43:36 PM
Very interesting to see the difference between lit and darkened. Good work.
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06/29/2006 03:53:37 PM
this is the first glassblowing shot I've seen that isn't overexposed. rich, colorful shot.
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06/29/2006 12:32:34 PM
I thought about trying to get an image like this but never got around to it. Well done, and props for getting up and going to find this shot.
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06/29/2006 07:23:45 AM
great for this challeneg and I love the colours
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06/29/2006 07:03:10 AM
Outstanding! this could ribbon i think.
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06/29/2006 12:43:06 AM
0-2 Meets Challenge: 2
0-3 Technical Merit: 3
0-3 Creativity: 3
0-2 The Wow Factor: 2
Total = 10
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06/28/2006 09:43:57 PM
Beautiful colors and composition, I hope your camera is ok, I know the temps here are over 150.
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06/28/2006 04:44:27 PM
very nice
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06/28/2006 12:10:10 PM
I think the doors of the glory hole make this image. you have good tonal values (tough to do). This may make a wonderful conversion to B&W.
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06/28/2006 12:53:58 AM
WOW! This is amazing.
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