Those who know me know of my fondness for glass art. It is no surprise, then, that I am partial to several pieces of public art on the Marywood campus with colored glass elements. The finest, in my opinion, is the one in figure 1. I do not propose to try to interpret the work here; rather, I offer the general view to contextualize two more interesting images of the glass inserts I took recently.
On Thursday we had good light, and as the sun grew closer to the horizon I was able to catch two of the glass elements precisely backlit. The larger of my subjects is a great blue lens with streaks and bubbles from its creation (figure 2). The framing material looks a little like a squirrel, or lizard, in silhouette.
The other subject is a fiery amber-colored plug with a doo-dad extending out from it (figure 3).
Figure 1. Nikon D3400, Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED. 18 mm, f/9, ISO 200, 1/320 s.
Figure 2. Nikon Z 7ii, Nikkor 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens. 200 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/2000 s.
Figure 3. Nikon Z 7ii, Nikkor 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens. 200 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/400 s.