Glass on tabletop with color palette.

This was another case of me interrupting a perfectly lovely conversation at dinner. (Sorry, Steve!) Really, it’s a bad habit.

I started out with a vertical composition, because I liked the soft reflection of the glassware in the tabletop. But the background was distracting and the light was wrong. I ended up focusing on the stem of the glass. Something about it was compelling to me, I thought maybe it was the the distorted reflections.

It wasn’t until I got this image up on the screen back at my desk that I fell in love with the colors. And it wasn’t until I saw it big that I realized that what was catching my eye was not the symmetry of the internal reflections, but the jagged lightning course of the flaw, barely visible but fatal to the stem.

I wonder how long it will be before it fails.

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