The interplay of light and glass can be quite fun and fascinating, and lighting designers, photographers and stained glass artisans can all take advantage of the unique relationship between light and glass if we just “reflect” on it a bit.
This chandelier makes a good example. Just looking at it straight on, you already notice how the reflections and shadows cast a pleasing starburst pattern on the ceiling.
Looking up from beneath the chandelier, the lights are reflected off each pane of glass, as well as the shiny brass portions of the fixture.
Here’s even more fun: The chandelier with its lights reflecting off the glass panes, all being reflected off the clear glass table that sits beneath the chandelier.
And lastly, the same chandelier as reflected off a sheet of iridized stained glass that’s sitting on the clear glass table beneath the chandelier.
The takeaway here is that the more we reflect on glass, the sooner we will come to see the light. Or something like that.
In response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections & Shadows AND The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle