Reflecting on Reflecting on Glass

The interplay of light and glass can be quite fun and fascinating, and lighting designers, photographers and stained glass artisans can all take advantage of the unique relationship between light and glass if we just “reflect” on it a bit.

This chandelier makes a good example. Just looking at it straight on, you already notice how the reflections and shadows cast a pleasing starburst pattern on the ceiling.

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Looking up from beneath the chandelier, the lights are reflected off each pane of glass, as well as the shiny brass portions of the fixture.

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Here’s even more fun: The chandelier with its lights reflecting off the glass panes, all being reflected off the clear glass table that sits beneath the chandelier.

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And lastly, the same chandelier as reflected off a sheet of iridized stained glass that’s sitting on the clear glass table beneath the chandelier.

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The takeaway here is that the more we reflect on glass, the sooner we will come to see the light. Or something like that.

In response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections & Shadows AND The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle


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About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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7 Responses to Reflecting on Reflecting on Glass

  1. Clare Barton says:

    Your different perspectives of the chandelier make it look really interesting. I like the way your images also contain different forms of light and reflections too.

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  2. Maggie C says:

    Thank you! It’s always fun to play with perspective, isn’t it?

    Like

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Very cool entry for this week’s challenge. Thanks for playing.

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  4. How fitting that you selected glass as your theme 😉

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  5. Maggie C says:

    Now that you mention it, I used glass for the “angle” challenge on my other blog as well. Hmmm. Maybe I need to branch out more.

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  6. Or not… it’s all so lovely!

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