This is dedicated to my wife, Patty, whose all-time favorite color is blue. I decided to do a set piece concentrating on the many colors and textures of our several pieces of cobalt glass, which range from a mundane wine bottle and water carafe to geometric and free form hand-made items. I set them up on a table in the shade, with no reflected or other light sources, and started shooting. This was the best of the batch. I particularly like the wild swirling colors in the lower right piece, and the green reflections from the trees overhead, which add a bit of contrast.
Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only been posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Although I will continue to post on 500px, I have begun to focus upon my site ( on Fine Art America, which offers a wider range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px.

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