Thursday, December 06, 2007

BLUE ORB


I couldn't resist posting this beautiful blue orb even though Mr Mapper posted a similar one a few days ago. The color and reflections made me quite happy with this picture.
To get a closer look just click on the photo.
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36 comments:

Lara said...

great reflections, creating a nice pattern!

Glenn Standish said...

It's really beautiful. Where did you find it?

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Olivier said...

une très bonne idée de photo, on dirait une planète.

A very good idea of picture, it looks like a planet.

evlahos said...

great composition and colors

Salty said...

Wow! You are posting some very artistic shots! The shot of the trees at Tahoe is awesome!

oldmanlincoln said...

How do they get the blue orb down there? Does it just roll down itself?

Nice photo.

RuneE said...

I would have been happy if I had thought of that one.

Some day I hope I will.

MedaM said...

I too couldn't resist to take a photo of that beautiful blue orb. I like the photo very much.
Have a nice weekend!

Moi said...

very pretty and i remember seeing Mr Mapper's version....blue is such a beautiful color :)

Bill said...

Very cool, I love the depth of field in this shot.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Beautiful picture! I am a colector of glass so I really loved enlarging this for the full effect:)
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bluemountainmama said...

i love orbs like this....i love colored glass, period! i have some similar 'witchballs' hanging in my windows at home....i like the play of light thru them.

hope you have a great weekend, sue! and hope hubby is on the upswing....

Laurie said...

That's so pretty. Is that small, like a marble? Or is it large.

photowannabe said...

To answer your question Glenn, this was at our relatives house on their back deck.
I'm not into physics but the breeze allows the ball to circle up and down the metal spiral wire.

Laurie- the glass marble is about the size of a huge jaw breaker, maybe about 3 inches across.

Steve Buser said...

Glad I looked at the larger view of the photo -- so much more amazing detail.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Beverly said...

Oh, blue is my favorite color, and that is beautiful. Where is it located and how big is it?

Beverly said...

Sorry...I didn't read all the comments before I asked my questions. They're answered now. Thanks.

Kate said...

The blue is so clear and vivid. It is a wonderful colour to photograph.

Me said...

That's a neat close-up. Good eye to catch it that way.

AVCR8TEUR said...

You can never have too many blue orb photos. There is something beautifully mysterious about it.

Merisi said...

Blue Globe,
as seen from a spaceship. :-)

John Roberts said...

I like the repeated theme of the reflected swirl of the spring on the surface of the orb, and the swirl inside the orb.

imac said...

An ORB of good photographic work.

Story ends and a question in my blog.

K M F said...

nice post

Ex-Shammickite said...

Lovely picture. And now I want one too. Wonder where I could buy one? Any ideas??

Kerri said...

Very pretty! Great shot!

Stunner said...

This is a fantastic shot! the orb has such a wonderful blue tone.

Ben said...

It's so beautiful. Really nice!

joan said...

I love it! Oliver is right, it does look like a planet. And when you click on it, the background look great also. Hope you are having a good weekend!

Emery Roth II said...

A lovely shot! The background is nicely out of focus to put attnetion on the orb. How big is it?

Jessica Foster said...

Nice image. I totally dig blown glass.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

cool! :)

Andrea said...

Amazing. Great shot.

Annie said...

Hello Sue, It's always been one of my secret pleasures, to look into the mysteries of blown glass. Thanks for sharing your blue orb.

CG said...

Oh that's pretty! Is it a garden ornament?

lv2scpbk said...

I posted one of these a while back too. I like the way they look like the ball is moving, but not really.