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Featured in Art of Glass October 31, 2009.
Featured in Nikon D40 (x) Users June 7, 2009.
Third Place in the “Romance of Wine” challenge in PostCard Style June 4, 2009.
Featured in Still Life ~ Photography and Paintings April 19, 2009.
Featured in Image Writing April 6, 2009.

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I bought this set of 6 little wine glasses a long time ago. A LONG time ago. Long, long. And over the intervening years, all but one managed to hurl themselves straight toward a hard surface and smash. Last summer as I strolled through a little antique shop, what should my wondering eyes behold but 5 .. count ‘em … FIVE … of the exact glasses. They are nobody’s idea of fine crystal … but they are mine again … and it’s nice to have them back home (Montgomery County, Maryland).

Image taken on April 5, 2009 with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Shutter speed 1/50, aperture f/11.0, exposure -1.67, iso 400. Natural sunlight, no flash. Post processing included removal of minor distractions and a slight Orton effect.

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  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 5 years ago

    Lovely focused lighting. Romantic setup..:)

  • Thank you, sweetie!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Oh Those are BEAUTIFUL!

  • Thank you, Vonne!!!! Hugz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    What a romantic image..beautiful

  • Kim, you sweetie, thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    you know how to composed those shots, instant favor Lois, I need to learn this from you, too good.

  • Oh, Luda, you couldn’t have given me a nicer compliment!!! Composition is so hit or miss when I’m setting up a still life … but fortunately, when I’m looking at the finished shots, I can usually spot one that might be okay, lol!!!! Thanks again, sweetie!!!!! Hugzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 5 years ago

    Wonderfully composed…..Great capture!

  • Gene, thank you, thank you!!! Best compliment you could have given me on a still life, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • andreisky
    andreiskyover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous still life Lois!

  • Ah, Andrei … the KING of still life shots!!!! I’m dancing on air if YOU like this one!!! Hugzzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image !!! :D

  • Hiii sweetie!! Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Lois these glasses are beautiful. I have handpainted a set of glasses for myself and I prize them a lot because I had the same problem, the whole set seemed to be cursed. Now I use the 2 that are left for very special occasions only!

  • OOOO!!!! You handpainted them yourself???? Oh, honey, that would be heartbreaking to see one of them break!!!!!! You’ll have to take a fun still life with the ones you have left!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Lois, very well done,

  • Thank you so much, Ann!!!! I had this itty bitty window of opportunity with the sunlight yesterday … you should have seen me scrambling!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    A beautiful composition, Lois and how fortunate you were able to unite your orphan with his distant cousins

  • Thanks, Jesika!!!! I know … isn’t that just the wildest thing??? I positively yelped out loud when i saw that 5 … just sitting there!!!! I should have kept my mouth shut and haggled with the owner of the shop, but I was too far gone with glee!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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