Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chihuly's Glowing Tiger Lillies

I waited until the sun was going down and positioned myself so the sunlight would pierce Chihuly's Tiger Lillies glass art from behind to create this unique yellow glow.

The glass is flat red when you look at them without the backlighting, but at this right time of the day at the right angle and taking a manual photo, I could capture the true sunlight glow illuminating these gorgeous tiger lillies.

Can you see the yellow sunlight arcing in the middle glass red Tiger Lilly? It looks like a laser light show. It was fascinating to capture. These were truly genius by Chihuly. 

23 comments:

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Good morning Julie... I am incredibly awestruck!!! I saw the thumbnail of this on my sidebar and POW, here I am. This is a genius shot, Julie! He's a brilliant artist, and in this case it takes a brilliant photog to do him justice.
Thank You, TY, TY~
David

Leif Hagen said...

The glass artist is a genius and you are a photo genius! Beautiful - wonderful! They are dreaming indeed!

brattcat said...

These photographs, I think, would delight Chihuly himself.

Hilda said...

Amazing! Sculpture that changes with the light! Fantastic photo, Julie!

cieldequimper said...

Glowing is the right word! Fabulous!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The transition from red to gold in the glass goes well with the colors of the sunrise in your Scottsdale Daily Photo masthead.

Frank said...

Amazing colors and design. Love the composition and light. Really cool shot.

Jarart said...

The lighting can change the whole look of a scene. Well done.

JM said...

Gorgeous!

glenda said...

The sunlight in the glass is so neat. The color of this piece is probably my favorite.

Jacob said...

Excellent job, Julie! You did capture the light right! And these are truly beautiful!

Leeds in Yorkshire pictures - Paul said...

Very bright colour Julie, really nice glass.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Pure genius to conceptualize this art by Chihuly and to display the vibrant glass among the monochrome cacti. And a HUGE thank you for your fabulous capture on film *AND* alerting me to it through Greensboro Daily Photo. Today is church day on our blog!

Virginia said...

How beautiful and you captured them so very well. Love the colors!
V

Meri said...

Love the backlit sunburst effect. Chihuly is a never-ending source of photographic inspiration for me, too.

Barbara said...

What a lovely example of Chihuly's art combined with your excellent photography. Living in Seattle we get to see many Chihuly's around town. Thanks for showing this one!

Barbara

Lenora Regan - ShootingWithSlinky.blogspot.com said...

Julie - glowing is so true! This is an amazing photo....I love it! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog today. Again, thanks for sharing!

robert said...

Good morning Julie,
hope you had a nice weekend.
Again another example of the nearly endless posibilities glass has. Something that a diamond isn't able to do.
A five to four in the morning it's not far for the sun to rise over here, getting close to those colours upon your photography, shining bright throughout my night.

Sharon said...

Since I know exactly what these usually look like, I am amazed. Wonderful lighting.

Thérèse said...

It was an awsome exhibit!
I still have the pictures to sort out...

Don and Krise said...

I could photograph his work all day, and you're right. You have to go to different angles & different lighting. You see all sorts of amazing things in his work. Great photo Julie.

PAK said...

It's a great idea, to 'use' for art purposes light.
And the 'Glowing Tiger Lilies' have some simmilarities with cactuses on the photo :)

Carraol said...

Great composition of the cactus and the piece of Chihuly, the resulting light is perfect!

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