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Old Oct 9, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Glass as Art: The Dale Chihuly Exhibit

There is a permanent Dale Chihuly Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and I recently drove over for a visit. Some really unusual, interesting and colorful glass, from small pieces to gigantic works that fill a room. All shot with E-3 and 12-60mm






"Persian Sunset Wall"


"Azul de Medianoche Chandelier"


"Mille Fiori"


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Over about 7 months last year I visted the Arboretum here in Dallas several times shooting his exhibit. Neat stuff. The indoor exhibit looks fun to shoot too.
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Its amazing what they can do with glass and I remember that the V&A museum here in London had something very similar to the "Azul de Medianoche Chandelier" hanging in the main lobby.
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WoW Steven
EXCELLENT shots
Sharp and Beautiful colors
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 9:08 AM   #5
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Thank you for looking and for your comments Greg, Harj, and Fred. The gallery itself had rather poor lighting, with the lighting directed to the glass pieces, while the rooms themselves were rather dark. Made for some interesting exposure situations, and it was very crowded. So you had to shoot fast before other people got in your way. But all in all, it was a fun shoot and an interesting place to visit.

They also had a gift shop with some of the smaller pieces for sale; at prices ranging from $8k to $40k+. The orange bowl arrangement seen in shot #8 can be yours for only $34,000 plus tax.
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I wonder how many items sold at those prices. Nice shots Steve.
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Thank you James.
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I wonder how many items sold at those prices. Nice shots Steve.
Probably not a lot of sales down here from individuals at those prices. But most of the Chihuly glass is bought by corporations, etc. I remember years ago, the first time I saw his work was the lobby ceiling of the fancy Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The ceiling is covered with Chihuly glass flowers. A very impressive sight.
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Very nice pictures Steven from someting I never exspected to be existing!
Amazing what they made and you brought it very well in picture.
Thank you for sharing these pictures.
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Hi Lordje. Thank you for looking and commenting and I'm glad you liked the shots.
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We were at the Chihuly museum in Seattle last August ... it was fantastic and I did one of my best shot ever :

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