CM Monthly Challenge- Shooting Through Glass

This month’s Clickin Moms blog link up challenges us to shoot through glass. Off and on during the month, I would think of the topic, but never seemed to be anywhere where an idea just jumped out at me.  I did a few lame attempts at home, and finally settled for some shots at my church this week.  But I do offer up these photos from LAST month’s trip to San Diego where I took a few shots of the spectacular view of downtown San Diego from my son’s apartment.  I did not use a tripod (tsk, tsk) and shot at a very high ISO (6400!) so yes, there is digital noise! And what did I learn from taking these photos? Use a tripod! Check for reflections (they are almost impossible to edit out). Do it right the first time- our son has since moved to a new apartment, and I will never have the opportunity to retake these photos.

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To keep myself honest, here are a few photos I did take this week.  They are through glass, but not quite with the dramatic view. . .

Flowers as shot through the sliding glass door of the sanctuary at church:


This is almost the same view- but with the focus on the door.  Hmmm, the glass isn’t quite clean!


And here is the stained glass over the door, shot from inside:


There are some wonderful creative photographers in our blog circle.  If you click on each link in each photographer’s blog, you will be able to make the complete circle and end up back here.  Start with Jennifer Bantle’s blog!

7 responses

  1. Wow, that’s an amazing view, Melinda. If that was shot through the glass, I couldn’t tell. And I love that photo of the stained glass. Perfect shot.

    May 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

  2. Maggie

    Love the stained glass shot!

    May 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

  3. Bianca J Klein

    I LOVE your city shots…so rich in color! Beautiful shots Melinda,embrace the grain girl!

    May 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm

  4. I love city skylines, especially at night. And the image where the focus is on the window pane with beautiful flower bokeh is just lovely.

    May 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

  5. Jen Bantle

    I love the city shots! So beautiful!

    May 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  6. Wow, that view really is amazing! And that Stained glass is just beautiful. I love stained glass.

    May 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

  7. Wow, those city shots are gorgeous!! So well done! Love the perspective on the stained glass too. Great idea!

    May 7, 2013 at 12:12 am

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