Photography 101: Glass

Glass. 

Half full, half empty.  Worn and washed up on the beach. 

“Land Ho!”  “Pass me the glass! No, not that one, the telescope!” 

Through a glass, darkly.  Nose to the pane.  The ceiling.  Don’t throw stones.

Cool and transparent, insulating, sparkly…glass is all around.  I look through it all day long, even when I’m outside and have for years.  I remember leaving the optometrist’s showroom with my first pair of glasses on.  I looked up to the foothills and saw leaves on the trees up there.  Suddenly, there was depth and contrast in the distance.  It was a miracle.  The first time I looked through a microscope was a miracle, too.  I imagine indigenous people finding obsidian and cutting their fingers on it, rejoicing.  What stuff! 

I feel my life getting dull.  I’ve been working hard at the book-selling business, rather repetitively.  I need to wake up to the scintillating delight of life.  This is a perfect visual reminder!

4 thoughts on “Photography 101: Glass

  1. My folks are all in Buffalo and I was hoping someone from there had a blog and would post some artistic shots of the crazy storm they just had, plenty of photo ops there! This will do though! I like the snow shots and the group of pics create a cozy feeling with the snow outside and the candles and refreshments inside. Well done.

    • Oh, your folks must have some astonishing stories! 8 feet of snow in 3 days is…apocalyptic. I’m glad I live on this side of the Great Lakes. Hope they’re warm and cozy with plenty of refreshments inside. Thanks for stopping by!

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