461 – Glass Houses

I’ve just returned from the opening. In short words: it was a success in that people liked what they saw, it was less of a success in that I did not sell. One of the reasons was, that we had extremely bad weather and those who came were mostly friends and family. On the other hand I met some very good friends and we had a nice and relaxed evening. All in all it was a fantastic evening and great fun.

I shall post some images of tonight later, here or on the Radiant Vista, but for now one image must suffice. We were already to pack and go home when shortly before midnight I saw these glasses, took three images and immediately was in love.

Nikon 50/1.8 at f1.8, 1/80s and ISO 500. This is the unedited image right out of the camera.

The Song of the Day is “Glass Houses” from Hazel O’Connor’s 1980 album “Sons & Lovers“.

6 thoughts on “461 – Glass Houses”

  1. It’s like the coolest birthday party, right? The ones you remember when you were ten or eleven? The kind of party where everyone has fun and the present is what they give to you about what you’ve enjoyed so much and hope that they will enjoy it as well.

    And they do… and… and…

    It’s like the coolest birthday party, right?


  2. It’s kinda like that, yeah πŸ™‚ I’m definitely glad πŸ™‚

    Funnily enough, I’ve taken images the whole evening, and most of them are rubbish. Event photography is neither where I’m good at nor what really interests me. It’s in a way “mindless”. You simply react.

    That is not completely different from what I normally do, and of course in photography we always react to something, but at least normally there is a split second of meditation, a moment where a shadow of an idea crosses my mind, a lucid instant where everything comes together and an image is there before I even press the shutter. This is often not the same image that I finally take. Composing may be re-composing from the image in my mind, the image may even have faded before I actually start composing (though much of that is unconscious these days), but fact remains, that there was this moment and that triggered me. It’s called “seeing something”.

    In cases when I try to document, and when the events rush in, I sometimes fail to see. Well, this image at least was seen πŸ™‚

    It was the coolest birthday party, yeah!


  3. No matter that you are not an event photographer when you can see and capture this! This image is really stunning and a striking reminder of what a celebratory evening this was. I’ve been a fan of yours since being introduced to you on RV, in fact so much so that I found I had bookmarked your site three separate times. (Hmmm, that does say something about my memory, doesn’t it?)

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that your work inspires me. The fact that you keep this daily blog not only with images and comments but also a song of the day just puts my weekly photo mailing to shame. And thanks for sharing your Lensbaby shots on RV. As a beginning LB user, frustrated so often in the learning process, your shining examples keep me going.

    Thanks so much, and congratulations on your show AND making this fantastic image as a result!

  4. “This is the unedited image right out of the camera.”

    Glad you had such a great time at your show Andreas.

  5. As usual, Ted finds much better words than I ever could… That leaves me with just another simple “congratulations!” from the cold and windy North.

    Those glass house(s) certainly make a great advertisment for your show. Very “you” – soft, warm lights and colors and an everyday motiv seen from a nearly abstract perspective. Gorgeous…


    PS.: Eventphotography is not only “mindless”, in my mind it’s often even “mind-steeling”. When shooting, at least I tend to forget just enjoying the party…

  6. Haha, yes, that’s a little bit what happened to myself at the Jazz concert on Friday, but I didn’t mind that I couldn’t enjoy the music that much: I did enjoy photographing that much more πŸ™‚

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