Thursday, July 22, 2010

Glow in a Glass

Lemon Glow digital photography
Last week, this glass of water with a slice of lemon caught my eye as I sat resting my feet towards the end of fun wedding reception I was attending and out came my camera as I clicked away merrily catching the glow in the glass. The digital camera with its ability to preview helped me play with the composition and settings until I was satisfied.

Check out some beautiful photographs in the online exhibit of Princeton University's Art of Science 2010 Gallery. Since the first exhibit in 2005, Art of Science showcases stunning and simply amazing photographs that were captured in the process of scientific research and not as 'art for art's sake'. The web site says that the 45 winning images from 115 submissions from 20 departments by students, faculty, research staff and alumni were 'chosen for their aesthetic excellence as well as their scientific or technical interest.' This year's theme is "Energy." And of course, according to an article in physorg.com the odd amounts in 'cash prizes were derived according to the Golden Ratio a mathematical proportion that has been found in aethetically pleasing designs from seashells to Ancient Greek Temples" Be sure to check their archives of previous years' exhibits for some most extraordinary and stunningly beautiful images.

15 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

thats an awesome sparkling glass pic... I'm off to check the exhibition..

Crystal Cook said...

That glow is beautiful Meera! Fantastic photo. I'll have to go check out those photos :)

meera said...

Thank you so very much Patricia and Crystal ! Hope you enjoyed the Art of Science exhibit too :)

padmaja said...

Just look at it from a broader perspective, for, my eyes see it as beyond the glass, something like a glowing pond with a beautiful flower submerged, how challenging it would be to get that glass glow if you try to paint it.. lovely job Meera!

meera said...

Thanks Padmaja -- a friend of mine said it looks like flower preserved in amber :) I love all the descriptions. Painting that will be a challenge! --may be some photographs should be left alone?

Eva said...

Thai is a wonderful photograph. I love everything about it.Thank you for the link to the Art of Science gallery. Fascinating photos.

meera said...

Eva, Thanks :) I love those photos too -- their colors, designs are amazing -aren't they?

Kathy Staicer said...

Your photography is absolutely amazing.

meera said...

Thanks Kathy --you made my day :)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!
Nirmala

meera said...

thanks, Nirmala!

Nikhil Kardale said...

I absolutely loved this picture! A good photograph is as much a testament to the ability to spot a photo-opportunity as much as to the quality of the camera. So kudos for both! :)

meera said...

Thank you Nikhil! - you have helped me be a little more confident in my abilities and I really appreciate it.

Jay Davies said...

Photography too? You're going to put me out of business. Great pic.

meera said...

Thanks Jay -- but not a chance - you are the professional :)

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