The Beauty of Glass & Anyone Fancy a Different Kind of Challenge?

The Beauty of Glass

Todays subject from the photography challenge is Glass, and here is what they have to say about it:

Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.

Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?

Look through.

Look between.

Find an unconventional surface.

Experiment with your flash both on and off.

Place a glass object against a totally white background.

Shine an artificial light source on it.

Surprise us!

So here I am surprising you.

All taken today with my iPhone6

1. The Mirror

I have a penchant for lovely ornate mirrors and this one that I bought a few years back resides in my bathroom.

I think the dramatic monochrome effect suits it well and the steam tells a tale of hopefully a clean person ready for the day! 😉

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Ornate mirror

2. The Happy Mirror

I had to of course have a bit of fun here, who doesn’t draw steamy pictures?

Glass mirror

Happy Mirror

3. The Men

This is my favourite window in the house.  I couldn’t get all of it and the statue below as there is a staircase behind me.

However especially in the Summer the sunshine comes streaming through this window which is tall and sides up the side wall of the house and this in turn shines straight over the landing and in to my bedroom ‘if’ I open the door.

I bought this statue of men a while back and this seemed the perfect place, the glass behind highlighting their silhouettes and I always think of them perhaps being fishermen stopping for a break and chinwag, what do you think?

statue of men infront of a window

The Men

4.  Golden Orb

This reminds me of the sunshine with its beautiful sparkly rays coming off it.  It is in fact my bedroom door handle.  I used the small reading light with it which seems to highlight brass from somewhere changing the light to have some of this within it.

What does it remind you of?

Golden door handle with sparkles

Golden orb

5.  Shooting Star

This one reminds me of a shooting star.  Funny how one can make something out of such a mundane household item.

In this instance I didn’t use my reading light against it, just the light within the room, quite a different effect don’t you think?

silver door handle

Shooting star

6.  The Glass Handle

Finally the glass handle in its raw state.  I have these handles all over the house for their dazzling effect, a girl’s got to have a bit of glitter and bling right? 😀

glass door handle

The Handle

7.  Lace Laden Image

I had a bit of fun with this one, playing around with colours and shades etc.

It is of the antique lace that adorns my bedroom window underneath the curtain to keep away peeping toms! 😀

There is to me a multitude of layers here including what is in the background.

lace against a glass window

Lace laden image

8. Black and white

I saw this on my walk to my sons school and though “oh yes this is calling out to be a black and white image.  Don’t ask me why, but it was and here we go, I think it has a fresh clean look to it.  I love the colour of nature, but the glass box in this instance seemed to be requesting monochrome.

black and white photo of lantern

Black and White

9.  Reflections

I have a glass side table upon which is my rather ornate old lamp stand etc.  It was by pure chance I saw the reflection of it and took note.  I played a tiny bit with it and I love the slightly vintage/antique look to it, do you?

light reflection


So there you have if a whole array of ‘Glass’ related photography.  I hope you enjoyed the variety.

Now for the question, what did you think, which was your favourite if any and why? 😀

I would love to know.

Merci for your feedback, Justine xxx

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Now on to a slightly different subject matter, but I thought I would try to capture an audience whilst I ‘might’ have it.

I have been talking about hosting a Challenge/Event of sorts for a while and many of the ones I loved participating in myself have ended.

So I thought enough talking and start doing, but first of all I want to find out the interest factor.  I have a couple of lovely blogger friends who have already said they are definitely keen but I am throwing this out too all of you to see if I peek interest any further afield.

What is it called, all about etc?  The answers of which you will find below:

Eclectic Corner

Eclectic Corner

Eclectic Corner

This challenge/event is predominantly about having fun & socializing.

If you happen to learn anything new, then that really is a bonus, because I do not profess to be an educator of any fashion just someone who loves blogging, loves writing, photography and socializing.

If this is what you like then you might be interested in ‘Eclectic Corner.’

The aim is to hold this once a fortnight, this way managing my own managing capabilities and there will be a restricted amount of entrants.  First come first serve type of basis which also manages my ‘own sanity’ so that I can participate without getting overwhelmed, however with it being 20 max (me being optimistic), I don’t think I will hit this number anyhow, but yah never know.

The event will stay open for a week and a half giving a few days before the next for everyone to have a cuppa and say hi to each other.

My proposed Event will be on a Tuesday, this being because at the end of the week there seem to be already a lot of challenges coming out so I don’t want to be in the mad rush of them and also 2 weeks should give enough time to refresh before the next one.

The subject matters will be:

Photography – macro, subject matter, guess what this is, quizz, fun, crazy & the rest

Writing – poetry, flash fiction, word puzzles, creative writing, blog hop & whatever comes to mind

Anything else that flashes up in to my cerebral matter will be added to the list.  The idea perhaps to try something new.  It doesn’t matter if you are a novice at it, never tried it or really a wow professional type of person that gets paid to do it!  It’s all about trying and having fun!

If you think this might be of interest please let me know in the comments section as I plan to have the first event within, in or around two weeks time.

© Justine Nagaur



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  80 comments for “The Beauty of Glass & Anyone Fancy a Different Kind of Challenge?

  1. November 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Love love today’s photos. What a beautiful home you have. And yes, I think a challenge would be great. Count me in.

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    • November 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      oooh lala i am so excited, I shall definitely count you in and thank you for such lovely comments on my photos, you know glass is a great subject matter, i am excited to see what everyone else has done 🙂 xx


  2. November 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    What a great response to the glass challenge. Since my glass post seemed other worldly to me I was most pulled by the stained glass and men photo. The men look like aliens from a spaceship…… probably thanks to my love of the Close Encounters movie.

    I definitely am interested in the challenge!

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    • November 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      glad you like the pics 🙂 I love yours! so glad you will make the challenge, very excited about it and of course will let you know when it pops up x


  3. November 25, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    I’m in for the challenge!! I love the one of your landing window-the glass in your house is amazing 🙂 xx

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    • November 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      awe thank you and yay great, so glad you will do the challenge with me, am looking forward to it, i had fun with the glass. Hectic day now hoping to have a chance to look ato thers posts including yours yay xx

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  4. November 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    I liked the shooting star the most! And I honestly can’t tell you why.

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    • November 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

      i think its a little magical perhaps 🙂 Glad you liked this one i wondered how many would x


  5. November 25, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    The lace is a nice shot–it gives the photo an interesting texture!

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    • November 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      Thank you I love lace, I have two layers up as one didn’t seem to be enough but they are different patterns. My cousin used to make lace for the Queen ‘apparently’ so its always been something I have loved x


  6. November 25, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    What a great take on the challenge! I enjoyed all the aspects of glass that you presented–my favorite? The glass doorknob. I love those things, anyway !! and you captured the reflection beautifully. I haven’t taken my ‘glass’ picture yet–that is, a current one–but I was thinking of something crystal, myself. It is so lovely. Great job. Your challenge idea sounds fun. :o)


    • November 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      yay glad you ilke the photos, i love crystal and glass too! Cant go wrong with it and so pretty. So shall I put your name down for the Eclectic Corner? ;D x


  7. November 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Hi Justine, I tried to leave a comment a few minutes ago but guess I pressed the wrong button on my mobile and lost it…or you may now have two comments from me.

    So…wow you have been busy. I like the layers of the lace and the hint of mystery…but the steamy mirrors, especially the mono shot are the best for me.

    And I can’t help thinking that the misty mirrors would work well in “the” story…perhaps with a message appearing in the steam ..but written from the other side….

    All of which is also a verbose way of saying count me in for your future challenges!

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    • November 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      haha always such a pleasure reading your comments so I would have loved to get multiple ones, in fact let’s say I didn’t get this one so you can post another yes? 😉

      Glad you like the mirror and erm well yes erm the mirror idea is good, another one to add to my brain to get it rolling even faster and hey you were meant to be doing the photos for this story are you sneakily delegating this back to moi? grins hehe…..

      Actually someone very kindly took my pavement photo with the band and superimposed some faint dark wings on to it, very spooky so might use this next week with whatever you come up with, maybe a raven do you think you could happen to find one of those or a black feather? grins haha x

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      • November 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

        I have a few photos in mind…oh yes….

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        • November 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM

          ooooh eeeee I am excited, can you sense it? grins…btw I didn’t get the earlier lovely comment….might need to post something different…coughs

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      • November 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM

        tweeted you an idea…didn’t know how else to get it to you… 😉


        • November 25, 2014 at 9:40 PM

          Seen it 🙂 x

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          • November 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

            Did you see the face though, freaked me out a bit x


            • November 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM

              No where? Omg your freaking ne out lol

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            • November 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM


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            • November 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

              Saw it….hiding under my duvet

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            • November 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

              Scaaaaary where did that come from?

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              • November 25, 2014 at 9:44 PM

                You see it now, in the photo?


                • November 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

                  Yessss irs reslly clear now and detailed really really freaky lol is it a sign?

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                  • November 25, 2014 at 9:58 PM

                    A sign of an absolutely “ripping yarn” I think?


                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM

                      Haha crickey i thought an omen we should stop lol really andy that scared me but i will get over it but i think i aged a few years lol

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM

                      Oh…sorry 😦

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:09 PM

                      Im comforting myself with chocolate it is helping me get over it! ^^

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM

                      Well that is good anyway!! Hope you are ok… I am surprising myself with this dark side…


                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:13 PM

                      Haha yes we are both getting surprised by freaky women appearing out of mirrors lol! Will you sleep tonight with the light off?

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:18 PM

                      Not sure i will sleep at all and i never like turning my back on a mirror….


                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM

                      Lol i dont advise it after today. Heyyy i just realized rhe mirrors in MY bathroom!!!! I should be scared!!!

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:26 PM

                      If i am silent tomorrow you know what happened!

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                    • November 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM

                      OMG now i really will not sleep, but…wait…what a great plot twist for the story, no?

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

                      haha yes….my mind is going to explode soon with ideas!

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

                      I hope you are keeping good notes of all these narrative twists….and that the rest of your community are not too shocked by all these dark doings…..x

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 3:47 PM

                      ah they will cope but me and note taking don’t go hand in hand it stays in my brain but right now it feels like a melon being blown up with a bicycle pump there is so much going on! Nice vision? x

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 3:54 PM

                      A scary vision, watch the pressure of that pump….. 😉

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM

                      i am watching your foot!

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 8:06 AM

                      Hope you survived the night 😉

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

                      I’m alive, survived the night though I think I had nightmares, now today I look like one of my horror victims! 😀

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

                      Phew, I was beginning to worry….

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 2:37 PM

                      grins….I hope not too much! I should have replied before work but thought I would spin out the drama a bit as we all like a bit of that….oooer you might like my edge! Yet to post, but a lot of catching up my end to do too! How are you? x

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 2:44 PM

                      Looking forward to your edge…working away in cold rainy grey Mechelen….More edges to come later 🙂

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                    • November 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

                      oooh very exciting! Re your photos coming later..i just posted by edge, lets wait and see what you think about it, was more of a challenge to me than yesterdays one x


  8. November 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Hi Justine, you were busy being very creative…my preferred are the steaming mirrors. Great.

    I feel lazy now that I didn’t try all possibilities…


  9. November 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    beautiful photos!


    • November 25, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Thank you I’m so glad you liked them it was great fun to do 🙂


  10. November 25, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Loved the clicks Justine!

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  11. November 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Such a wonderful gallery Justine. For me the favorite is The Men in front of your glorious somewhat Art Deco stained glass windows. If they are Giacometti’s then you have a small fortune on your staircase 🙂

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      hah no i wish, but very similar. its a modern piece that really caught my eye, i love them! Gosh that would be amazing if htey were his x

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  12. November 25, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Lovely photographs and perfect for the challenge Justine!

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      thank you Mary, so lovely your positive comments x


  13. November 26, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    When I first saw ‘The Men’ (you won’t have to twist your neck for this one) it looked like a persons face baring its fanged teeth out at you. The actual statue of the men being the teeth and the circles on the window pane as eyes. 😱

    Anddd count me in! 😀

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:37 PM

      haha you have a very active imagination which is great 🙂 I had to go back and look at it again to see what you meant, great depiction x

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  14. November 26, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Please don’t hate me but I’m not sure if I love more your prolific post or the comment threat 😛 Hm, I’d absolutely love to join your eclectic corner, if I’m not too late? But how would that work? Would I have to be here at a particular time, for example? I’d hate to join and then find out that I won’t manage that 😦

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      hehe glad you like the comments sometimes they can go crazy which i love lol.

      so the challenge no your not too late as I havn’t even posted it yet hehe got some sorting out to do was just getting an idea who was interested.

      I will post the challenge on a Tuesday, then the next one again two weeks later. It will be a different subject matter each time, one week photography, one week writing etc, the emphasis on fun, socializing and doing what we love.

      The link to enter will remain open a week and a half which gives me a few days break before the next one needs to come out…I will write a page on it and let you know when it starts, it will be int he next two weeks probably 🙂 x


  15. November 26, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    Hey Justine, I can’t decide if I like the Shooting Star or Lace Laden one the best. The last one, the lamp reflection, is my third favorite.

    I want to participate in whatever kind of challenge you have but I don’ know whether I am too tired right now or what but I am a little confused on how it will work. I am guessing you will explain more later! And I need to blog for the day and get the heck to bed!

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      awe thank you for your lovely comments 🙂

      I hope you had a good nights rest?

      I will do a proper page on the blog,but basically it will be posted on a Tuesday (not sure exactly which one but will be soon), entries for it will remain open a week and a half and I will post the next one two weeks later and so forth. The content will be a mixture, one week photography, one week writing etc. Thats all there is really to it, its not a competition, just a fun way to socialize, have fun and do the things we enjoy x


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