Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 3, 2008, 2:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

My wife's parents are here so we took a short day trip around here. We went to several places, but the glass blower was the most interesting. Here are some shots of our travels.
First we went to a waterfall and got to see these kids being kids.



Then an interesting paddle boat onthe lake at Titisee.



Then finally the glass blower in Todtnau in the southern Black Forest.

The ball of glass right out of the furnace.



Add some color.



Blow it into shape.



Switch ends and cut some glass off.



And then finish it up.



There were obviously some steps I didn't have in here, but there are enough pictures without them. The inside shots were all taken with the DL and the 50mm 2.0 Pentax lens. It was fun to watch. Hope you enjoyed it.

Glenn


Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 3, 2008, 6:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

Looks like a wonderful time! The glass blowing is always such fun to watch, he looks very good at it.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 12:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

Thanks for looking, mtngal. They are fun to watch. He said he was an apprentice for 4 years in order to get as good as he is.

Glenn
Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 6:56 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,723
Default

Glass blowing is truly an interesting art and it's always fun to watch a master. Good shots under difficult lighting conditions.

Paul


Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 9:01 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
nhmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 5,202
Default

All are nice, Glenn. I had to take a second look at the girl on top of the boat. Thought she was just balancing up there. I like the "ease" of the waterfall shot, too. Wonderful.

And, the glassblower I know from experience is hard to get. It's always dark. You did a nice job on them all. Actually, I had tried retaking the blue glass ball I have in my dining room for the round challenge, but never made it home at the right time for the lighting. I had watched the guy making the balls in Sherburne Falls, Massachusetts and tried taking photos.

Patty
nhmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 12:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

Thanks for looking Paul and Patty. The lighting was a bit dark, but the 50mm at 2.0 seemed to be up to the challenge. In order to see the glowing glass I experimented on the exposure while he was warming up with some smaller items. By the time he started on his more difficult project I was ready. Iunderexposed the shots and then used Picasa to lighten them up on the computer. Its much easier to get it right on the big screen! Still had to toss a bunch of them. It was fun, but I don't think as much fun as those kids were having climbing all over the waterfalls!

Glenn
Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:16 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rodney9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518
Default

A wonderful series of your day trip all very nice.
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5, 2008, 12:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

Thanks Rodney.

Glenn
Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5, 2008, 12:46 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
NonEntity1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689
Default

Nice series of the glassblower. You did very well in the low light.

Tim
NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:51 AM.