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Old Feb 16, 2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hello! Normally I post in the Pentax but this morning Ithought I would throw these one out here.They arecloseups of a (roughly) 20 feet tall blown glass chandolier which hangs in the entryway of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. It was assembled by Dale Chihuly & his team for an exhibit here in '06, which the gardens purchased after the exhibit was over. It is one of my favorite subjects to shoot.

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#2...a little lackluster without the flash...IMHO


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Old Feb 16, 2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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A great subject for close-ups, and nicely done. Assembling that must have been a glass-blowers' nightmare!.
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Old Feb 27, 2008, 7:51 AM   #3
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Hi Ron,
I saw a lot of Dale Chihulys work at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew back in 2005, the shot below was one of his ... apologies I didn't have the K100D then this was with a P$S ... Jack
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 6:21 AM   #4
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Great shots, very artistic glass work, you should have included one

showing the whole chandelier...........................musket.
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Old Apr 12, 2008, 5:46 PM   #5
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Hey Musket! I wasn't ignoring your request from 2 months ago...just haven't had time to get back to the gardens for a full-length photo of the chandolier. Like Penolta said, it had to be a glass blowers nightmare but it is definitely a stunning piece of craftsmanship ...despite this losey shot of it.


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Like Penolta said, it had to be a glass blowers nightmare but it is definitely a stunning piece of craftsmanship ...despite this losey shot of it.
Wow! When I wrote that I had no idea how big that nightmare had been! :O
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Yes...a "beautiful" nightmare!:GJust guessing, I would say it's roughly 25 feet tall. The shot was taken from mid-staircase & is just a stunning eye-opener upon entering & leaving the facility.


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1-3 are awesome. Well framed and colorful
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1-3 are awesome. Well framed and colorful
Thank you so much!
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